Faustina

Playing Faustina Changed Me

After four years on tour and 313 performances as Saint Faustina, actress Maria Vargo has retired from the role. Here are her reflections on portraying this saint:

Faustina was more than a show for me; it was a living, breathing prayer! With each performance, I got to fall more deeply in love with Our Lord and offer him my desires and struggles, my joy and anger.

In my life and in this performance, I've learned that Divine Mercy is life-changing, life-giving, and soul-saving. I've seen it, I've heard about it, and I've lived it.

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You Are My Hope

You Are My Hope

Time is short, and our need is urgent.

Thanks to all of you who prayed for me during my recent knee replacement surgery. I want you to know that I prayed for you, too. Now I'm on the road to recovery, and I look forward to leaping on stage again in the fall. In the meantime, things are busy and exciting here! Because of your generosity and prayers, we have two new productions in the works this summer:

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Catholic theater, producer brings 'Messenger of Divine Mercy' to area stages

The Church's Jubilee of Mercy began Dec. 8. That has Catholics more interested in the concept of mercy, whether it's the image of Divine Mercy from God the Father — the idea that God loves everyone regardless of sin — a merciful father like Catholics encounter in the confessional or mercy as it relates to spiritual or corporal works.

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