Produced from the grounds of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, Sparks of Mercy is a conversation about books, words, and God's Word given to us through the Bible, Catholic Tradition, and the created order. Marian Press books editor Christopher Sparks interviews authors, readers, and just plain faithful folks in order to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit speaking to us today.
Living like "Our Friend Faustina" with Michele Faehnle
“We can always choose joy,” says author and speaker Michele Faehnle, talking about her friend Faustina and Faustina’s spirituality. A school nurse, wife, and mother, Faehnle speaks from personal experience about the blessings and burdens of practicing trust and merciful love.
"Mary: Who She Is and Why She Matters" with Dr. Robert Stackpole
Former Anglican minister Dr. Robert Stackpole, STD, director of the John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy, discusses his book Mary: Who She Is and Why She Matters. Dr. Stackpole shares his love for the Blessed Mother and talks about some of the key Church teachings on Our Lady.
"52 Weeks with St. Faustina" with Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
Author and speaker Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle shares what motivated her to write 52 Weeks with Saint Faustina, a book that noted evangelist Ralph Martin called the best of its kind. Sharing her faith with her usual enthusiasm and joy, Donna-Marie explains with wit and wisdom how to live Divine Mercy spirituality all year round.
"Our Friend Faustina" with Emily Jaminet
Emily Jaminet, coeditor and contributor to Our Friend Faustina: Life Lessons in Divine Mercy, talks about how friendship with St. Faustina has changed her life, handing on the Divine Mercy message and devotion to her kids, how St. Faustina has much to share with modern women, and much more.
"Understanding Divine Mercy" with Fr. Chris Alar, MIC
In the inaugural episode, Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, director of the Association of Marian Helpers, talks about his book Understanding Divine Mercy and explains how the message of mercy answers some of our greatest challenges today.