On May 22th, at the John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C., another Evening with Merciful Jesus will take place. Sisters from the DC community of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy will host the event. This time, the conference of the evening will be delivered by Sr. Gaudia Skass, who will be speaking about the many faces of solitude. Solitude and loneliness are affecting many people, and it has been made even worse by the pandemic. Sister Gaudia’s conference will also discuss other experiences of aloneness which is desired by people who are seeking God. Each such experience carries a potential for good and the depth of the encounter with God. Sister Gaudia will share the fruits of her endeavors, referring especially to the experience of St. Faustina and St. John Paul II. After the speech and Adoration of the Lord Jesus, the participants will finally be able to gather for tea and kremówka (Polish cream pie) to celebrate the 101th birthday of St. John Paul II.