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Feast of Mercy

Fatima and Divine Mercy DevotionCelebrating Divine Mercy Sunday this year, during the centenary year of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima had a different feeling than other years. Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday this year, during the centenary year of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima had a different feeling than other years. 

Pope John Paul 2 Christian LeaderGospel of Mark

Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many”. Mark 10 (42 –45)

While reading the scriptures during Holy Week, we see a lot of darkness. We see the dishonesty of the Sanhedrin. We see the violence and brutality of the Roman soldiers. We feel His suffering when He is scourged at the pillar and crowned with thorns. We feel sadness when He dies on His Cross.

Jesus gave us this gift at Pentecost when He told His Apostles, “'Receive the Holy Spirit. Those whose sins you forgive are forgiven”. He didn’t say they MIGHT be forgiven. He said your sins ARE forgiven.

The Power of Mercy - Loving Your Enemies No matter who you are, where you are and what you do, it is always good to have friends. In life, we all want to get on well with everyone, but that’s easier said than done! There are those who we find difficult and we tend to avoid.

Jesus Comforts Women on the Way of the CrossThe canonisation of Pope John Paul II makes this year very special in the history of the Divine Mercy Devotion. He was hugely influential in the formal investigation and approval of this sacred Devotion.

Divine Mercy Devotion and the Importance of being Grateful by Fr. Cornelius In our modern world, many people are increasingly engaging in complaining, revolting and rioting. They seem to have no time to appreciate the simple and beautiful things in life for which they should be grateful for, and inspired by.

I have been a priest now for six years and I must say I am astonished at how many people I discover in my pastoral work that are afraid of God. Many go to church, pray, and take part in religious practice, not because they really believe in God, but because they fear that if there is a God, He may punish them, either in this life or the next. So their worship is not for love of God and all that He has given them, but because of fear and their faith is more like an insurance policy.

Bored at Mass?Do you ever get bored at Mass or do you hear people complaining that the priest is boring? Usually when I am faced with such complaints I ask, “what do you do when you go to Mass?” 

The Borrowed Tomb by Fr. John HarrisIt is no coincidence that the Feast of Divine Mercy takes place during the season of Easter. It is during these days of Easter that the Apostles got used to Jesus being with them in a new way.

In his homily on 30th April 2000 John Paul II said, “by this act today, I pass on the message of Divine Mercy to the new millennium. I pass it on because I want people to know the better face of God, and that of his Divine Mercy, and through it, the better face of their brethren. .......”

Preparation for Feast of MercyThe Feast of Mercy was first introduced to the church as a solemn feast day on Low Sunday in Lithuania and Poland in 1996, but was not formally recognised as a Feast Day until the Canonisation of St. Faustina in 2000 and Pope John Paul II inauguration of the first Sunday after Easter as the Feast of Mercy.

A Second Baptism by Canon Ignacy Rozycki “Among the external manifestations of the Devotion to The Divine Mercy the Feast of Mercy occupies the first place”. The Lord Jesus made known His will (about this feast) already in the opening revelation concerning this devotion.

The Victory of Mercy Over JusticeJesus’ death on the cross was in atonement for our sins and the sins of the whole world. In the message of Divine Mercy Jesus asks that at 3 O’Clock we immerse ourselves in His Passion.

Prepare for the AfterlifeJohn Paul II said at the canonisation of St. Faustina “By this act today I pass on the message of Divine Mercy to the new millennium. I pass it on because I want people to know the better face of God, and that of his Divine Mercy, and through it, the better face of their brethren. ...."

The Hand of God in the Feast of MercyMany people today have said to me they are not religious anymore in as much as they are not attached to any religious sect, but they are still spiritual, what does that mean?

Feast of Mercy St. SavioursThe first revelation of Jesus in His message of Divine Mercy to St. Faustina on 22nd February 1931 was to say how much He desired mankind to avail of the infinite mercy of God on earth and this was why He was establishing the Feast of His Mercy. 

Gate of DawnJohn Paul II said at the canonisation of St. Faustina, "by this act today, I pass on the message of Divine Mercy to the new millennium. I pass it on because I want people to know the better face of God, and that of His Divine Mercy, and through it, the better face of their brethren.

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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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