...Then I realized that the original image of Divine Mercy had never been seen by the world.
(Daniel diSilva, Director of The Original Image of Divine Mercy)
Enter the simple room where Jesus appeared to St. Faustina. Then join a quest to follow the history of the original image of Divine Mercy — complete with escapes from the brutal Nazi and Soviet occupations and the abandonment from which divine Providence rescued the special image — until it was finally brought back to Vilnius, Lithuania, in 1987.
“The Original Image of Divine Mercy” is a documentary that features the original image, the mystery around it and its theological significance. It features a broad range of theological experts on Divine Mercy including Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, archbishop of Kraków, Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, Fr. Dwight Longenecker and papal biographer George Weigel. Comedian Jim Gaffigan and singer, songwriter Harry Connick Jr. bring some unexpected cultural commentary to the film.
The Diocese is hosting the Director's Cut. Daniel diSilva, the director of this documentary will be in Cornwall on November 13th. Audience members will be able to meet him and ask questions. In addition, Danile brings with him
For the documentary, we used an original digital scan of every inch of this higher-than-six-feet tall painting. Every detail shows up on the screen. It is only then that people can get a full appreciation of this painting and love it. The light, the color, the strokes, are all there. These details are important but have been widely obscured until now. (Daniel diSilva)
The only screening of TheOriginal Image of Divine Mercy is on Sunday, November 13th at 1:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre (132 Montreal Road, Cornwall)
Advance tickets for this unique event are $7.50 for 16+ and $5 for those under 16
Tickets at the door are $10 for everyone