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Fairfield County Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Bridgeport

April 6, 2024

“Love endures everything, love is stronger than death, love fears nothing.”
— St. Faustina Kowalska

The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy is nestled in the Berkshire Mountains of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and at its heart is Jesus’ message to St. Faustina Kowalska: “God loves us – all of us. And He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.”

The National Shrine of The Divine MercyThe shrine is visited by thousands of people annually — some 15,000 on Divine Mercy Sunday alone.

In the lower level, or “womb” of the Mother of Mercy Outdoor Shrine, you will find the Shrine of the Holy Innocents, which contains a life-size statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is the patroness of the Americas and the Unborn.

According to the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, who run the shrine, the sacred space “honors the memory of the souls of all deceased children and provides a reverent place of prayer and healing for parents and others who have experienced the death of a child.”

At the entrance to the shrine, where children are remembered, stand 13-foot bronze cherubim angels. Inside, you will hear heavenly music and the sound of water cascading gently over the mosaic walls. On the tiles that adorn the shrine, you will see the names of deceased children, images and Scripture passages about eternal life.

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