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Learning to Float in the Ocean of Mercy

Learning to Float in the Ocean of Mercy […Some time ago, a] young woman was eagerly learning the art of surrender to the Divine Instructor. Jesus revealed to St. Maria Faustina, an obscure Religious Sister in Poland, His deep love and mercy for all humanity and appointed her as His ‘Messenger of Mercy’. His message involved a request for our childlike confidence in His love and a renewed call... Read More

Theology of Divine Mercy, Conversion and Suffering

August 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Divine Mercy, Kristin Aebli, Prayer

Theology of Divine Mercy, Conversion and Suffering “Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.” – St. Faustina   God is merciful and His abundant love never fails us. The greatest act of mercy from God towards humanity was to send His only Son to suffer on a cross... Read More

Jesus, I Trust in You – Living Water for Parched Lips

March 1, 2016 by  
Filed under Book Club, Mercy, Vicki Burbach

The Second Greatest Story Ever Told (Week 4 of 8) How many souls have been consoled by the prayer, “Jesus, I trust in you,” which Providence intimated through Sr. Faustina! This simple act of abandonment to Jesus dispels the thickest clouds and lets a ray of light penetrate every life. Jesus, I trust in you. — The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, p. 74-75 (Quote from Pope [Saint] John Paul... 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

Suffering, Anyone? Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur Wk 8

September 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur (Week 8 of 12) Lord, be Thou blessed for my present suffering, because I dare to hope that it is the gentle answer of Thy Heart. I offer it all to Thee, all of it: sufferings of body, heart, and soul, all my privations, my interior desolation, my great spiritual solitude. Use these humble offerings for the intentions and substitutions Thou knowest, for souls, and... 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