Divine Mercy Centre & Apostolate
A Private Association of the Faithful under the Archdiocese of Kingston
The Canadian Divine Mercy Centre was established in April of 1993, as a result of a profound conversion experience through the mercy of God! We believe that those who have experienced God’s mercy are commissioned to bring it to others.
We therefore began the distribution of Divine Mercy materials, operating out of the basement of a rented bungalow. In 1994, we expanded into a 2000 square foot space and added the prayer and counselling line to our work. Two years later, we purchased a 100-acre property in the Lanark Highlands. In addition to the distribution of Divine Mercy materials, we could now offer our visitors a guest house and retreat facility, an Outdoor Stations of the Cross Trail, a well-stocked library of religious books and videos, a Grotto dedicated to Our Lady of La Salette and a Divine Mercy Oratory (with First Class Relics of Saint Theresa of Lisieux and Saint Faustina).
Through our “open-door” policy, we are able to reach out to many, to comfort and counsel where needed. We welcome anyone who has willingly accepted God as their Saviour, but needs a place of refuge, reflection or spiritual growth. Over the years, by God’s grace, we have been able to help many brothers and sisters in need.
Some people come to the Centre just for a few days, to find a home away from home, a place of peace where they can spiritually and/or emotionally recharge, to discover what God has intended for them. Others stay for a prolonged period of time to find themselves or to explore the will of God in their lives. Whatever the reason, God provides and gives every open soul exactly what it needs. Thus, more guests go away with profound peace, with strength and courage to face life again – as is evidenced by many letters of thanks we receive.
Some of our visitors have had financial means to help us; others were less fortunate. Nevertheless, all are welcomed for we have wholeheartedly resigned our survival to Divine Providence. We rely on God’s generosity to us through His people, be it through works, prayers or financial support.
“Where, if not in the Divine Mercy, can the world find refuge
and the light of hope?”
(Pope John Paul II, April 1993)
We are pleased to announce that we are in the process of a sizable expansion project to accommodate more guests. This 5000 square foot addition to the Divine Mercy Centre will be wheelchair accessible and includes meeting rooms, additional bedrooms, shower and washroom facilities. We are hoping that the expansion will be completed by October 5, 2021.
Those wishing to send us a donation, please do so by e-transfer at:
Canadian Divine Mercy Centre & Apostolate
#2531 Dalhousie Concession 2, Lanark, ON K0G 1K0. Canada