Stanley's Story in Brief

Stanley Villavicencio is a married layperson with 13 children, and a living witness to the miraculous power of Divine Mercy. He is not an ordained priest or deacon, thus most people simply choose to call him "Brother Stanley".

In 1993 Stanly was found in bed bleeding profusely from the mouth by one of his family members. He was rushed to the hospital.  After a tremendous loss of blood Stanley went into a deep coma and soon after was declared clinically dead. His family refused the hospital to place him in the morgue.  They did, however, order his coffin and made arrangements for his funeral. Suddenly after 3 days, he woke up at 8AM in perfect health!

While he lay ‘dead’ Stanley says he spoke with Jesus. As he died, the first image he saw was the image of Christ as the Divine Mercy. Stanley reviewed his life 3 times as Jesus watched, seeing all the good things he had done and all his sins too.  Jesus asked him if he was willing to go back to His people and preach the message of Divine Mercy to a world in dire need of mercy.  Stanley said "yes" and awoke immediately - his health fully restored.

Since 1993 he has spoken nearly 7000 times in his efforts to evangelize - all over the world. At the canonization of St. Faustina in Rome in the year 2000 Stanley gave his testimony to 36 Cardinals, 38 bishops, and many priests.

Many healings have come during the veneration of the Divine Mercy  image Stanley takes with him everywhere he goes. The veneration comes at the end of Stanley’s presentation.

October 2010 Colorado Speaking Schedule

Date City Location
Oct-18 (Mon) Durango, CO Sacred Heart Church Info
Oct-19 (Tues) Pagosa Springs CO John Paul II Church Info
Oct-20 (Wed) Pueblo West CO Private Residence
Oct-21 (Thurs) Pueblo West CO St. Paul's Church Info
Oct-22 (Fri) Pueblo CO St. Mary Help of Christians Church Info
Oct-24 (Sun) Pueblo CO Sacred Heart Cathedral Info

Stanley's Credentials

Stanley has been fully investigated, approved, and endorsed by the proper officials in the Catholic Church as follows:
  • Approved by two Cardinals and 22 Bishops in the Philippines
  • Stanley was invited and gave his testimony to 36 Cardinals and 38 bishops in Rome during at the canonization of St. Faustina in Rome in the year 2000
  • Fully investigated and approved by his local ordinary, Ricardo J Cardinal VIDAL, Archbishop of Cebu, Philippines.
  • Endorsed by Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, Director of the International Divine Mercy Crusade in Stockbridge MA, USA
Below is Stanley's letter of authorization from his local ordinary, Ricardo J Cardinal VIDAL, Archbishop of Cebu, Philippines. Below is the most recent recommendation letter from Cardinal VIDAL.

What is Divine Mercy?

Divine Mercy is the good news that God Himself offers each one of us His mercy - His forgiveness - for all our sins!  It's a fantastic message that Jesus Christ brought to a nun in Poland, Sr. Faustina, during the 1920's.  Jesus asked her to have a painting made of Him, with the rays of Mercy emminateing from His heart to the person looking at the painting.  This is called the image of Divine Mercy and is how Jesus appeared to Sr. Faustina.

Jesus also gave a special set of prayers to Sr. Faustina and asked people to pray these prayers to intercede for the sins of others.  These prayers are known as the Divine Mercy Chaplet and are recited on standard rosary beads.  Jesus asked that they be said at 3 PM which was the time He died on the cross for our sins.

Divine Mercy for all Christians

Stanley puts a large emphasis that the Divine Mercy image and prayers are not only for Catholics, but are helpful and garner graces for all Christians who pray the prayers and view the image.

Jesus is the Christ, the redeemer, and saviour of all Christians.  He therefore deserves veneration and thanksgiving for the sacrifice He made to redeem every one of us from our sins.  Reciting the Divine Mercy Chaplet is an appropriate way to honor Christ's life, death, and ressurection in attonement for our sins - and  is also a powerful prayer of intercession for others who are trapped in a cycle of sin and are in need of His mercy.

Divine Mercy for Catholics

The message, image, and prayers of Divine Mercy have been approved and promolgated by the highest authorities of the Catholic Church.

Pope John Paul II canonized Sr. Faustina in 2000 making her the "first saint of the new millennium."

The Catholic Church has an official feast day, the "Feast of Divine Mercy", which is officially celebrated by the universal Catholic Church on the Sunday following Easter.  This is as Jesus requested of Sr. Faustina as recorded in her diary:
  • "The Feast of Mercy emerged from my very depths of tenderness. It is my desire that it solemnly be celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the fount of My Mercy." 

The 3 PM Prayer

This prayer was given by Jesus to Stanley.  Jesus asked that this  prayer be said at 3 PM by as many people as possible.

You died Jesus, but the source of life 
flowed out for souls and the ocean of mercy 
opened up for the whole world. 
O Fountain of Life, 
Immeasurable Divine Mercy, 
cover the wholeworld and empty Yourself upon us.

O Blood and Water which flowed out 
from the Heart of Jesus 
as a fountain of Mercy for us,

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, 
have mercy on us and on the whole world. 
(repeat 3 times)


    The Divine Mercy Chaplet

    The Divine Mercy Chaplet is recited on a normal rosary as follows:

    1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.

    2. On the Our Father Beads say:
    "Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world."
    3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
    "For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world."

    (Repeat steps 2 and 3 for all five decades).

    4. Conclude with (three times):
    "Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world."