Photo: Charles Wong

As witnesses of God’s mercy, Catholics have to proclaim how God has blessed them not only by word of mouth, but also through the Internet and other media, said a Filipino bishop at a Divine Mercy retreat recently.

Jesus came to liberate people from their poor self-image and a false understanding of God, Bishop Teodoro C. Bacani Jr (right) told some 150 people from various parishes at the Oct 29-30 retreat held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat House.

There is no greater dignity than being children of God, said the bishop, a well-known speaker at conferences for the clergy and laity and the author of several books on spirituality and pastoral concerns.

Participants said the retreat, organised by the Archdiocesan Divine Mercy Apostolate, inspired them. Shirley Yeo, 68, said it motivated her to work on her spiritual growth.

The Divine Mercy devotion is currently present in 29 parishes in Singapore.

By PTan

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