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3 O'Clock Prayer

3 O'Clock PrayerI was asked by a mother to pray for a daughter, that she felt was in danger of losing her soul. It poses the question how good are our prayers, the prayers of simple sinners, in these situations. For the answer, all we have to do is look in the Diary of Saint Faustina, to see how powerful the Lord has made our intercessory prayer. Jesus said, “If you say this prayer, with a contrite heart and with faith, (which is of course belief and trust) on behalf of some sinner I will give that soul the grace of conversion”. The prayer Jesus gave us to invite Him into the life of another, is a prayer that shows our belief and our trust in His death on the cross to bring Divine Mercy to all mankind especially sinners. “O Blood and water that gushed forth from the heart of Jesus, as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You”. (Diary 186, 187)

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The Power of Forgiveness

Sermon On The MountOne of the greatest aspects of the act of forgiveness is the purifying and ennobling effects it has upon the personality and character of the forgiver. It is obvious that those who refuse to forgive a wrong or injuries are yet to taste one of the sublime pleasures of life.

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St. Faustina’s life of Intercessory Prayer

St. Faustina’s life of Intercessory Prayer"Jesus, I have so much to tell You." And the Lord said to me with great love, Speak, My daughter. And I started to enumerate the pains of my heart; that is, how greatly concerned I am for all mankind.

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Forgiveness - The Path to Peace

Forgiveness The Path to Peace ImageChrist’s injunction to forgive seventy-seven times seems to lack grounds for survival in our present world. This is based on the fact that recent happenings have shown that people are more inclined to the old Mosaic law that asks an “eye for eye, a tooth for a tooth”.

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Interceeding for Sinners

Interceeding for SinnersJesus is demonstrating to Saint Faustina that our special prayers to Divine Mercy are not just for the person that offers them, but are primarily intercession prayers through which He grants countless souls graces and mercy through these holy prayers.

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Your Faith is Your Wealth

Your faith is your wealth ImageWhen I was fit and in good health, I remember people telling me how blessed I was to have good health. I had never been sick or ever been in hospital and people would tell me how lucky I was and very often they would say to me “your health is your wealth”.

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The Power of St. Faustina’s Intercession

The Power of St. Faustina’s IntercessionBefore the age of 15, Maureen Digan enjoyed a normal healthy life as an active teenager. Then suddenly, she was struck down with a slowly progressive but terminal disease called Lymphedema. 

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Our Invaluable Faith in Jesus Christ

Our Invaluable Faith in Jesus ChristIn this “Year of Faith”, it is good to stop and reflect for a moment on what it is we are talking about when we mention the faith. If you ask people, they will give you a variety of answers. This, I think, is the first mistake we are making in the Catholic Church in Ireland.

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The Power of Intercessory Prayer

The Power of Intercessory PrayerI was asked by a mother to pray for a daughter, that she felt was in danger of losing her soul. It poses the question how good are our prayers, the prayers of simple sinners, in these situations.

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Jesus, Messiah, Saviour of the World

Jesus Messiah Carrying CrossAt the centre of the Divine Mercy Devotion is the person of Jesus. Jesus is the Second Divine Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, eternally loved by the Heavenly Father and eternally loving in return. 

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3 O'Clock Prayer

3 O'Clock PrayerThe Diary of St. Faustina is more than a religious book and more than a record of the profound mystical events that shaped her life. The Diary gives us precise instructions from Jesus as to how He wanted the new devotion to His Mercy to be formulated.

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