Friends of the Ministry,

Padre Martín will be visiting San Antonio in September 2019. There will be a Mass, Benediction, and Healing Service on Monday, 16 September at Saint Mary Magdalen Parish on Clower Street, just off of IH-10. There will be Adoration prior to the Mass, starting at 6:00PM, then the Mass will start at 7:00 PM, followed by the Benediction and Healing Service at 9:00 PM.

Additionally, Padre Martín will be helping at the Catholic Women’s Conference on 20-21 September, receiving confessions during the conference. For more information on the Catholic Women’s Conference, please visit The Pilgrim Center of Hope website.

If you have any questions about the visits, please feel free to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will do my best to help you. Thank you!

Jim Peterson

To all supporters of Padre Martín Scott and Divine Mercy Corporation. Please be aware that Padre Martín’s Hotmail email account was hacked in January, and he has been unable to regain control of his account. Scammers from Africa are sending emails pretending to be Padre Martín while he is visiting Africa. They obtained a photo of his passport when he actually visited Kenya last year, and they try to use that to help prove it is him.

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS SCAM. All donations for Padre Martín’s ministry should be made to Divine Mercy Corporation. Padre Martín will never solicit donations paid to him personally. They have typically been asking for help to pay for surgery for a small child or baby. NONE OF THIS IS REAL.

If you have any questions about this or other requests for donations, please do not hesitate to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure it is legitimate.

Thank you and God bless you all.

Jim Peterson, Board Member, Divine Mercy Corporation


The community of Siervos de la Divina Misericordia was blessed on Saturday, 2 February 2019 when Brothers Pío and Benito were ordained as priests. The ceremony was conducted by Bishop Arthur Colgan, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Chosica. It was a beautiful ceremony celebrating holy orders. Padre Pío and Padre Benito were ordained as Deacons in 2016, so the ordination was very welcome by all.

The community is expecting Brother Jesús to be ordained later in the Spring of 2019. This brings the total number of priests in the religious community to five, the other three being Padre Martín, Padre José María, and Padre Pedro.

A couple of weeks ago Padre Martín was interviewed by Jason Nuñez on the John 3:30 Podcast. This week it was my turn to sit in the hot seat. I take a rather practical approach to my Catholic faith life, so I hope anyone who hears the Podcast can come away with something useful they can use in their own faith journey or prayer life.

I didn’t know exactly what to expect or where we would go in the course of the conversation, but I’m pleased with the outcome. I’ve known Jason since 2013 when we were on an ACTS team together, so it was a very comfortable interview. We were just two faithful Catholics chatting about the faith. Please give it a listen!

John 3:30 Podcast - Episode 45 with Jim Peterson

Padre Martín made a guest appearance on the John 3:30 Podcast hosted by Jason Nuñez in San Antonio, Texas. The Podcast was recorded on 7 March 2018. Listen as Padre Martín talks about how he founded the community, what life is like in the religious community, and hear him delve into the meaning of the video where the Lord showed his presence during the consecration while celebrating a Mass at Saint Monica Catholic Church in Converse, Texas.

There are also many other spiritual insights he provides during the wide-ranging conversation with Jason. Click the link below to listen. The John 3:30 Podcast is also available on Apple Podcasts.

John 3:30 Podcast Featuring Padre Martín Scott

Video discussed during the Podcast: The Lord Shows his Presence During Mass