The Church of Divine Mercy (CDM) Penang received two early Christmas presents last year.
In November last year, Fr Paul Zawadski SAC, from Korea, gave Fr Martin Arlando, parish priest of CDM, a phone call, asking him if he was still interested in obtaining a relic of Blessed Fr Michael Sopocko (1888 – 1975) who was the confessor and spiritual director of St Faustina. It was through her meditations that he was directly involved with the mystery of the revelations given to her by the Merciful Jesus. As a result, we are blessed to have all of the revelations recorded in her diary.
Fr Paul had made the acquaintance of Fr Martin when he attended the 4th Asian Apostolic Congress on Mercy (AACOM IV) organised by CDM in Penang. By divine grace, official letters were sent and then we received word that we were granted this relic.
Fr Martin will go on a pilgrimage to collect it later this year.
On December 7, 2018, Fr Martin sent another letter with a supporting letter from the Rt Rev Bishop Francis Sebastian of Penang Diocese to the Missionaries of Charity at Calcutta, requesting for a first class relic of St Teresa of Calcutta (1910 – 1997). Shortly after this, a parcel arrived in the mail from India. CDM got its second Christmas present. This was announced to the congregation at the weekend Masses on the last Sunday of 2018.
The parishioners were given the opportunity to venerate the relic after Mass. With the two new relics of these people who experienced the Mercy of God in their lives, we at CDM are so blessed and will continue to encourage all who visit this parish to perform works of Mercy.
Article reproduced from Herald Malaysia online