|Sister Glenda and Tony Meléndez sang during the holy hour, and helped create a fervent atmosphere of prayer.|
Los Angeles, September 4, 2008. “God was present among us!”
These were the words of one of the many families
attending the 2008 Lord of Mercy Congress organized by Hombre Nuevo and Guadalupe Radio this past Sunday, August
3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
When Fr Juan Rivas,
LC, convened the congress, he called it a veritable “banquet
of blessings” for the 11,000 people who attended. This number
includes the 400 volunteers who worked day and night to
prepare the congress, offering their time, sacrifices, and joy for
the success of the gathering.
The volunteers gathered at 6:00 a.m.
to pray and complete the final preparations. At 8:00 a.m.,
the doors opened with a procession with the Blessed Sacrament.
The featured speakers were Fr Eugenio Lira and Fr Juan
Rivas, LC. Tony Meléndez and Sister Glenda gave their testimonies
and a concert, and also led the praise and worship
music during the Eucharistic Hour.
The Mass, Holy Hour, rosary, reflections,
prayers, songs, and the opportunity for Confession helped each participant
personally grasp the message of the mega-event: “Jesus is our
|Thousands of people participated in the Lord of Mercy Congress.|
“The greater the sinner, the greater right he has to
my mercy,” Jesus told St Faustina Kowalksa. One of the
objectives of the conference was to imbue the participants with
a deep trust in the mercy of God, and to
teach them to extend that same mercy to their neighbor
with their words, actions, and prayers.
of highlights from the event is posted on the Hombre Nuevo web page.