August 5 – Mother of God's Mercy

This day is the patronal celebration of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. The sisters' apostolic mission is to care for morally lost women and girls and to proclaim the message of God's Mercy in imitation of Mary, a faithful disciple of Jesus. The joy of Mary and the joy of the sisters is to bring everyone to the fountain of Mercy. It was with such joy that we recently welcomed pilgrims from Togo to the shrine, who received the Good News about God, a Father rich in mercy, with warm and open hearts.