Tag: "Divine Mercy"

Review: <em>The Original Image of Divine Mercy: The Untold Story of An Unknown Masterpiece</em>
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Review: The Original Image of Divine Mercy: The Untold Story of An Unknown Masterpiece

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A new full-length documentary film on the Divine Mercy is now available for large or small screenings during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. It has the long and intriguing title of: The Original Image of Divine Mercy: The Untold Story of An Unknown Masterpiece. Also for Divine Mercy Non-Fans Now, if you, like me, are […]

Book Review: <i>Divine Mercy for Moms</i>
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Book Review: Divine Mercy for Moms

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In the Foreward to Divine Mercy for Moms: Sharing the Lessons of St. Faustina, Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC refers to St. Faustina’s “Prayer of Transformation from Within.” In that Prayer, “St. Faustina asks to be transformed into a living reflection of God’s mercy, specifically praying that her eyes, ears, tongue, hands, feet, and heart be […]

Consecrate Yourself to Divine Mercy
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Consecrate Yourself to Divine Mercy

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You may be familiar with the book, 33 Days to Morning Glory which prepares readers for a consecration to Jesus through Mary. In this follow-up, 33 Days to Merciful Love: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Consecration to Divine Mercy, Fr. Michael Gaitley of the Marian Fathers invites us to make a consecration to Divine […]

<em>The Second Greatest Story Ever Told</em>
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The Second Greatest Story Ever Told

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As one might expect, the first greatest story ever told is that of God creating the world and then sending His son to save us from our sins. Throughout human history, God has wanted His people to know Him, to love Him, and to Trust Him, but due to sin, this has not been an […]

The Hour of Mercy
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The Hour of Mercy

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Eight months ago after welcoming my youngest into the wide world, I rediscovered the wee hours of the morning. After my longest gap between newborns (almost five years) in which I’d grown used to sleeping and waking according to my own wants and needs, I had to relearn that sacrificial habit of fumbling in the […]

Divine Mercy and Doubting Thomas
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Divine Mercy and Doubting Thomas

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The Gospels tell an incredible story.  A virginal conception.  Miraculous healings.  Even people coming back from the dead.  How are we to know that it’s not all just a fanciful fabrication? There is much evidence for the reliability of the Gospels, but here is one of the strongest bits of evidence I know.  Think for […]

From Merciless Linebacker to Merciful Messenger
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From Merciless Linebacker to Merciful Messenger

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Eric Mahl has always loved a challenge. In his youth, it was the prospect of being the best football player ever. This desire drove him to bench press 450 pounds, earn an NCAA Division I football scholarship and later a place on the Cleveland Browns’ roster. The 30-year-old Ohio native’s challenge now, however, is sharing the […]

The Mercy of Jesus
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The Mercy of Jesus

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Dear Brothers and Sisters! The month of June is traditionally dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the highest human expression of divine love. Just this past Friday, in fact, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: the feast that sets the tone for the whole month. Popular piety highly prizes symbols, […]

Marian Father Michael Gaitley Spreads Divine Mercy Devotion
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Marian Father Michael Gaitley Spreads Divine Mercy Devotion

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Father Michael Gaitley is quickly becoming known for promoting the Divine Mercy through every means possible. A priest of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, he is director of the Association of Marian Helpers, which assists others in growing spiritually and raises funds for seminarians. He has two best-selling books in print and speaks at […]

A Matter of Urgency
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A Matter of Urgency

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I had a friend who first heard of the Divine Mercy Message just in time to celebrate the Feast in 2011.  Within a year she was dead at the age of 55.  She was blessed to learn of the Feast of Divine Mercy when she did but how many others will not.  Over and over I hear […]

Dear God, It's Foggy!
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Dear God, It’s Foggy!

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Did you know that Zelie Martin yelled at her daughter, Marie, at least once? The mother of St. Therese of Lisieux tells the story in a letter to her sister, a Visitation nun. Zelie was in great pain from her breast cancer and Marie told her, “Mama! Don’t make that face, it’s worrying auntie!” Zelie […]

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Mercy Is Life

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The feast of Divine Mercy is celebrated by the Catholic Church on the first Sunday after Easter Sunday. At least one of the purposes of celebrating this feast in the heart of the Easter season is to remind us that the salvific death of the now risen Lord, replete with the promise of Resurrection and […]

Peace Be With You
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Peace Be With You

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In last Sunday’s Gospel we were told that the disciples had locked themselves in a room for fear of retaliation by the Jews. “Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’” We are familiar with the story of Thomas and how he doubted his friends, so I do […]

Did Somebody Just Make it All Up?
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Did Somebody Just Make it All Up?

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The Gospels tell an incredible story.  A virginal conception.  Miraculous healings.  Even people coming back from the dead.  How are we to know that it’s not all just a fanciful fabrication? There is much evidence for the reliability of the Gospels, but here is one of the strongest bits of evidence I know.  Think for […]

The Fount of Divine Mercy
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The Fount of Divine Mercy

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“I thirst.” In these, the shortest of the last seven words of Christ on the Cross, one sees evidence of the Lord’s physical suffering as His precious Body – beaten and bloodied for our transgressions – paradoxically approached death as He hung parched upon the Tree of Life. In order to grasp at the deeper […]

He Is Alive and Waiting For You!
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He Is Alive and Waiting For You!

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Our churches will be packed today, filled by an influx of infrequent visitors and with the lovely fragrances flowing from the multi-colored spring flowers that will surround our altars and fill our sanctuaries. How pleased Our Lord will be to see so many there. How hopeful He is that all will return. The songs we […]

Sadness and Divine Mercy
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Sadness and Divine Mercy

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Have you ever wondered why you aren’t more joyful?  I have.  I think as a Christian I should be filled with joy, and yet at times I struggle with sadness.  Often it is because I can’t seem to balance all the issues I am dealing with.  Adam and Eve, before the Fall, had no problem […]

Divine Mercy is Worth Preparing For
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Divine Mercy is Worth Preparing For

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Sometimes, when a major feast is approaching that requires a lot of preparation, it can be a bit difficult to think past it, to the preparations that are needed for what comes next. But we must not make that mistake with Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday, because, as momentous as the celebration of Easter is, […]