Father Quinlivan to speak at online Divine Mercy Summit

by Patrick J. Buechi
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 03:00 pm

Father Bill Quinlivan has been invited to give a presentation and perform original music as part of the upcoming online, worldwide Divine Mercy Summit Oct. 3-5.

This unique, free conference will include speakers, music and prayer in connection with the upcoming Feast of St. Maria Faustina of the Most Blessed Sacrament. St. John Paul II canonized St. Faustina in 2000. Pope Francis recently approved the inclusion of her Oct. 5 feast day on the universal liturgical calendar. 

Father Quinlivan, pastor of St. Martin of Tours and St. Thomas Aquinas in South Buffalo, has been an official promoter of Divine Mercy for over 20 years. Locally, he has been associated at St. Luke's Mission of Mercy for most of his priestly ministry. His talk will reflect on the life and ministry of Blessed Father Michael Sopocko, who served as St. Faustina's spiritual director. From the perspective of a diocesan priest, Father Quinlivan will share his thoughts on Blessed Father Sopocko as a model of priests as ministers of Divine Mercy. Blessed Father Sopocko was beatified in Bialystok, Poland in 2008, with Father Quinlivan in attendance.

Divine Mercy Summit is completely online this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. It will start at 10 a.m. on Oct. 3 and end on Oct. 5, in celebration of St. Faustina's Feast Day. Dozens of expert presenters from religious to professors, and special musical guests will offer presentations. Over the course of three days, tens of thousands of participants are expected to join in a global Divine Mercy Chaplet. 

Other presentations include a virtual pilgrimage hosted by Vilnius Pilgrimage Center to show the city of Mercy; a photo gallery of never before seen images concerning the history of Divine Mercy featuring collections from around the world; and a live feast day Mass by Archbishop Gintaras Grusas, direct from Vilnius, Lithuania on the Feast Day of St. Francis, Oct. 5. 

Join in by registering here: https://divinemercysummit.mykajabi.com/a/34275/DiS2Up5F.