The Servants of Jesus of The Divine Mercy
The Servants of Jesus of The Divine Mercy is a Private Association of the Christian Faithful. We are a lay ministry of the Catholic Church founded by Catherine M. Lanni and established by Cardinal Adam Maida on Easter Sunday, 2003. The Divine Mercy Center came into existence March 1st, 2006.
The Divine Mercy Center is a peaceful place of refuge, where anyone can come away from the chaos of life to a beautiful Chapel and grounds to receive prayer for healing and peace. We are a lay organization who through daily prayer, Holy Mass and Reconciliation, days of reflection, lunch ministry, Prayer Ministry formation, and Eucharistic Adoration join together as one holy family imploring God for the Mercy He promises us as we offer ourselves as instruments through which God works to heal His beloved people. Throughout the day our trained Prayer Ministers intercede for the many prayer requests that are called in as well as those in our prayer box. They are always present in the Chapel to welcome our visitors and pray with them.
Our charism is daily devotion to Jesus The Divine Mercy through the intercession of The Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. The spiritual and corporal works of mercy are a way of life for our ministry as we aspire to be a reflection of God’s love. This prepares us for the great celebration of The Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday – “where every soul who will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment” (Diary, Entry 699).
Click here to watch the homily of Archbishop Allen Vigneron at the Grand Opening of the Divine Mercy Center Celebration Mass!
People from all over Michigan and beyond, from all walks of life, come to visit The Divine Mercy Center to experience our mission of Divine Mercy. Inspired by the many testimonials of graces, blessings and healings people have received through the Mercy of God; they are encouraged to return to their local parish communities to share this great Mercy. Together we rejoice in His love!
Remembering always the words of Jesus:
“One by one and every one counts!” (A Call to Trust, May 1996)
The Founder – Catherine Lanni
Catherine M. Lanni is a gifted speaker and the founder of The Servants of Jesus of The Divine Mercy, and the Divine Mercy Center in Clinton Township, Michigan.
In 1986, Catherine was miraculously healed through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary while on her deathbed, after giving birth to her youngest daughter. She made a promise that she would do something “good” for God (in return). In 1992, Jesus Christ appeared to Catherine and asked for “a total healing of every strata of the Church.”
Catherine recounts the entire story in her book, “A Call to Trust.”
To reach out and share God’s Mercy through: teaching and education; ministering with a heart of love, kindness and compassion; praying for healing through the intercession of Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows to Jesus; supporting the priesthood and religious life, the laity and unborn; serving the poor, destitute and lonely; remembering, “One by one and every one counts.”
To answer the call of Jesus Christ by providing a refuge of hope for all of God’s people. We strive to be a vibrant community in the world today by spreading and teaching the message of Jesus, The Divine Mercy. Empowered by the Holy Spirit and with Mary, we pray for healing for every strata of the Church.