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Aggressive Tenderness: Mercy on the Move – Jubilee Year of Mercy!

Aggressive Tenderness: Mercy on the Move! Jubilee Year of Mercy   For several weeks, I have been pondering an unusual little phrase that I came across in Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation ‘The Joy of the Gospel’ [Evangelii Gaudium]. The words just jumped off the page. He writes, “Christian triumph is always a cross, yet a cross which is at the same time a victorious banner borne... Read More

Divine Mercy Sunday — Sunday After Easter

April 12, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Divine Mercy, Videos

Divine Mercy Sunday DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY This video comes from the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy at Eden Hill, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Construction of the Shrine of the Divine Mercy was begun in 1950 and dedicated in 1960. In 1996, it was honored to be given the title of the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy. In the year 2000, Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska was canonized on Divine Mercy... Read More

Jesus I Trust in You!

April 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Ariel McKinney, Easter, Solemnity

Jesus I Trust in You! Divine Mercy Sunday Jesus I Trust in You!  In 1931, Jesus appeared to Saint Faustina Kowalska and instructed her to paint an image according to the pattern she saw, with the words inscribed “Jesus I Trust in You!” on it.  He promised that whoever would venerate this image would not perish and would have victory over their enemies here on earth, especially at their... Read More

Finding the Splendor of Mercy in the Shadow of Humdrum Days

April 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, Divine Mercy, Easter

“Oh humdrum days, filled with darkness, I look upon you with a solemn and festive eye.” (Saint Faustina Kowalska, Diary, #1373) Saint Faustina Kowalska wrote these words in 1937 at the brink of falling into a very serious illness from which she would never recover.  She could not have known that this experience of darkness was only the beginning of many difficult days for herself, her... Read More

Divine Mercy Sunday – Time to Celebrate God’s Mercy

April 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Divine Mercy, Forgiveness, Indulgences

Worried about the world situation? About your spiritual life? Jesus gives us the hope-filled solution. Seek and accept his mercy. Start in the Eastertide, celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, then continue with the devotion. Jesus himself called for this devotion and feast. He made his urgent, essential request through Polish mystic St. Faustina Kowalska, the first saint canonized in the New Millennium by... Read More

Pope Benedict On Divine Mercy

April 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Divine Mercy

“God’s passionate love for his people – for humanity – is at the same time a forgiving love. by The Editors, National Catholic Register correspondent “God’s passionate love for his people – for humanity – is at the same time a forgiving love. It is so great that it turns God against himself, his love against his justice.” This is a startling, radical, statement about divine mercy... Read More

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