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Summer of Mercy Video series - Week 1

Adult Faith Formation at Our Lady of Refuge presents it's 10 week Summer Video Series:
Summer of Mercy

Earlier on in our blog I published our schedule, but I forgot to write about our first week's program... so here it is:

Divine Mercy:  The Second Greatest Story Ever Told
Episode 1:  God’s School of Trust
From the Augustine Institute:  The sin of our first parents, Adam and Eve, has distorted the way we see God. But God hasn’t given up on us. In fact, he has tirelessly worked to heal our distorted image of him through his “School of Trust,” beginning with his chosen people in the Old Testament.

Episode 2:  Behold, This Heart
From the Augustine Institute:  God’s School of Trust, which began in the Old Testament, continued through Christ’s work in the New Testament. Unfortunately, humanity’s distorted image of God has remained a problem throughout Church history. But God doesn’t give up on us. In fact, he brings us back to his School of Trust in the revelation of his Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary, the merciful moral theology of St. Alphonsus de Liguori, and the little way of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

Again, our 10 week series will alternate between this Divine Mercy series, and a specially selected feature film.  In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, our Summer series is meant to present and challenge our Christian ideals of mercy on an adult level.

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