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Entertainment or Prayer
Recently I was talking to an elderly lady and she was discussing her grandchildren’s attitude to religion. This developed into the broader topic of their attitude to life in general. She said her grandchildren believed that life was about being constantly entertained. From the time they get up until they go to bed, their preoccupation was about filling their time with noise and games. She said that they never have time to be bored and indeed, if they are bored, it is after five minutes of not being entertained, and immediately they look for some distraction, very often reaching for their phones.

St. Faustina’s Vision of the Sacred Host during Mass 

Low Sunday – 28th April, 1935
In the Diary of St. Faustina, she records various visions she had of Our Lord in the Sacred Host. Of one vision, she writes, “Toward the end of the service, when the priest took the Blessed Sacrament to bless the people, I saw the Lord Jesus as He is represented in the Image. The Lord gave His blessing, and the rays extended over the whole world” (Diary 420). What St. Faustina saw in vision happens each time we attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. What she saw in a vision, we believe in by faith. 

 

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.

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”.

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”.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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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Our Lady Untier of Knots

Our Lady Untier of Knots
Unfailing Novena to Our Lady Untier (Undoer) of Knots, a wonderful nine-day prayer to Our Lady. This is Pope Francis' favourite Novena. One of the fastest growing Marian Devotions in the world.

 

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