STOCKBRIDGE — More than 16,000 people endured the elements Sunday at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge to observe Mercy Sunday.
By all accounts, the weather was as bad as it has ever been on Mercy Sunday, the Catholic holiday celebrated the week after Easter in observance of the Divine Mercy of Jesus Christ. The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, opened in 1950 and located on the campus of the Congregation of Marians, generally hosts the largest observance of the holiday in the Northeast.
A spokesman for the National Weather Service reported 2-4 inches of rain falling in Southern Berkshire Sunday during the day. Temperatures were in the 40s.
"It’s certainly as bad as it’s been since I’ve been here," said the Rev. David Lord, pastor of the shrine.