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

Brother Augustine greets the mother of a family they help

Looking back over the trip, now a week removed from the experience, I just smile every time I think about it. It's so much easier to talk about and explain the challenges Padre Martín, Madre Teresa, and the brothers face every day. At the same time I feel like I can convey the joys and the triumphs, the laughter and the love, because I've experienced it in such a personal and touching way. But it had to end. As we left for the airport, Padre Martín had Brother Pio drive us. Brother Benito and Brother Miguel Ángel came along as well. They said they just wanted to spend a little more time with me. It was a great compliment.

On the way to the airport Brother Benito asked about all the countries I had visited while in the Air Force. It's a long list numbering toward 35 or so, and some of them surprised him. Then he wanted to know the weirdest food I had eaten and the strangest experience. He wanted to hear about some of my adventures. I felt a bit like Bilbo Baggins telling his Hobbit's tale. As we approached the airport it was Brother Pio who put it all in perspective for me. With Padre interpreting, he said he would have thought that someone who traveled and saw as much as I did would be more stuck up. Everyone got a great laugh from this. He then said I really suprised him with how full of love and joy I was. He didn't expect it at all. That was an even greater compliment.

After check-in we stayed in the food court for a while until it was time for them to leave and me to head to my gate. It was almost 11:30 pm by then. We were saying our final goodbyes and Brother Miguel said, "I really wanted to give you a gift, but I do not have any money for a gift. Will you please take my rosary? It was given to me by a very holy priest and I want you to have it." All I could think was how on earth could I take his rosary when he has so little already? I tried to refuse, but he said he would be very offended if I didn't accept it. So I relented and now have a beautiful wooden rosary blessed by two holy priests - his priest and Padre Martín who added his blessing on the spot. It was a fitting end to an incredible trip, and probably the greatest compliment.

If you are reading this and wondering if there is something you could do to help this community, there is. Find the donation button on this page and give whatever amount your heart is telling you. Trust me when I say they could use it. I've seen the need, and it is great. If you'd like to help one of the brothers you read about, please go to the Biographies page and sign up for the Adopt a Brother program. It's so easy and will make such a difference. Plus, we will put you in touch with the brother you select. If you were touched by Madre Teresa's story and would like to help her fulfill what God has planned for her and her new community, then please become part of the Missionary Sisters Sponsorship program. You can sign up for that on the Donations page. Help in all these areas is so desperately needed. These holy men and women are truly doing God's work. Help them. Please help them.

Day 1 - Prayers and Futbol!

Day 2 - Outside the Walls

Day 3 - Into the City

Day 4 - Help From a Saint

Day 5 - More Amazing Stories

Day 6 - Madre Teresa's Story

If you have any questions about the community or about my trip, please do not hesitate to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I am very blessed to be involved in this ministry. I pray I have done them justice with these blogs. May God bless you and keep you safe.

Jim Peterson