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Quote/s of the Day – 23 April – Divine Mercy Sunday

Quote/s of the Dat – 23 April – Divine Mercy Sunday

“There is nothing more man needs than Divine Mercy – that love which is benevolent, which is compassionate, which raises man above his weakness to the infinite heights to the holiness of God.”

THERE IS NOTHING MORE MAN NEEDS-STJP

 

“When we go before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament we represent the one in the world who is in most need of God’s Mercy.”   We “Stand in behalf of the one in the world who does not know Christ and who is farthest away from God and we bring down upon their soul the Precious Blood of The Lamb.”

WHEN WE GO BEFORE THE LORD

St Pope John Paul II

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One Minute Reflection – 23 April Octave and Divine Mercy Sunday

One Minute Reflection – 23 April
Octave and Divine Mercy Sunday

DAILY MEDITATION: Kindle the faith of your people and show us Your Mercy!

But you are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises” of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.    Once you were “no people” but now you are God’s people; you “had not received mercy” but now you have received mercy………………..1 Peter 2:9-10

REFLECTION – “How much the world is in need of the mercy of God today!   In every continent, from the depths of human suffering, a cry for mercy seems to rise.   In those places where hatred and the thirst for revenge are overwhelming, where war brings suffering and the death of innocents, one needs the grace of mercy to pacify the minds and the hearts and make peace spring forth.   In those places where there is less respect for life and human dignity, one needs the merciful love of God, in whose light we see the ineffable value of every single human being.   Mercy is needed to ensure that every injustice may find its solution in the splendour of truth. …..As a gift to humanity, which sometimes seems bewildered and overwhelmed by the power of evil, selfishness, and fear, the Risen Lord offers His love that pardons, reconciles, and reopens hearts to love. It is a love that converts hearts and gives peace.   How much the world needs to understand and accept Divine Mercy!”…………St John Paul

PRAYER – “Lord, who reveal the Father’s love by Your death and Resurrection, we believe in You and confidently repeat to You today: Jesus, I trust in You, have mercy upon us and upon the whole world. Amen.” – St John Paul (During his last journey to Poland in August of 2002) St Adalbert of Prague pray for us!

1 PETER 2-10AS A GIFT TO HUMANITY-ST JOHN PAULst adalbert of prague pray for us

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Quote of the Day – Easter Saturday – 22 April

Quote of the Day – Easter Saturday – 22 April

“Now all things have been filled with light,
both heaven and earth and those beneath the earth;
so let all creation sing Christ’s rising,
by which it is established.”

St John Damascene – Paschal Canon

NOW ALL THINGS HAVE EEN FILLED WITH LIGHT - ST JOHN DAMASCENE

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One Minute Reflection – 22 April – Seventh Day in the Easter Octave

One Minute Reflection – 22 April – Seventh Day in the Easter Octave

DAILY MEDITATION:  “Lord I believe, help my unbelief!”

“He reproached them for their incredulity and obstinacy becasue they had refusd to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.   And he said to the, ‘Go out to the whole world;  proclaim the gospel to all creation.’………….Mark 16:14-15

REFLECTION – “The power of faith is enormous.   It is so great that it not only saves the believer:  thanks to one person’s faith others are saved also.    The paralytic at Capernaum did not have faith.    But the men who brought him to Jesus and let him down through the roof had it.   The soul of the sick man was ill as well as his body.   That is made clear in the Gospel:  “And when Jesus saw their faith he said…, ‘Rise, take up your pallet and go home'”.   The Gospel does not speak of “his” faith but of “their” faith. The stretcher-bearers believed and the paralytic had the benefit of being healed because of it. (Mark 2:1-11)    Then there is the death of Lazarus.   Four days had passed.   His dead body was already decomposing.   How could one who had been dead for so many days believe and himself ask for the Deliverer?   He could not possibly do so but his sisters provided the faith for him.   When they met the Lord, one sister fell down at his feet.    He asked, “Where have you laid him?”   The other sister said: “Lord, by this time there will be a bad smell”.    Then the Lord said, “If you believe you will see the glory of God”.  As if to say, “As regards faith, you must take the place of the dead man”.   And the faith of the sisters succeeded in calling Lazarus back from the hereafter. (John 11:1-44).    So if these two women by believing in place of the other were able to secure his resurrection, how much more certainly will you be able to secure it for yourself by your own faith in Jesus?

Perhaps your own faith is feeble.   Nevertheless, the Lord who is love will stoop down to you, provided only you are penitent and can say sincerely from the depths of your soul: “Lord, I believe. Help thou mine unbelief”. (Mark 9:23)……………………..The Power of Faith:  St Cyril of Jerusalem (c 315-386) Doctor of the Church

PRAYER – Loving Father, I believe that You love me. I ask you to watch over me and let me feel the love You shower on me.
I have been born again in baptism and long for the undying life You offer me. Strengthen my faith and help me to share this gift of faith
You have bestowed on me. Amen

MARK 16-14Perhaps your own faith is feeble-st cyril of jerusalem

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DIVINE MERCY NOVENA – DAY NINE – Easter Saturday – Seventh Day of the Octave

DIVINE MERCY NOVENA – DAY NINE – Easter Saturday – Seventh Day of the Octave

VILNIUS IMAGE - DAY NINE DM NOVENA

Today bring to Me the Souls who have become Lukewarm,

and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully.   My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls.   They were the reason I cried out: ‘Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.’   For them, the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy.” 

Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself.   I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart.   In this fire of Your pure love, let these tepid souls who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame.   O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross:  let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen. 

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One Minute Reflection – 21 April Easter Friday Seventh Day of the Octave

One Minute Reflection – 21 April Easter Friday
Seventh Day of the Octave

DAILY MEDITATION: Lord, let me love You and feed Your sheep.

Jesus asked a third time,
“Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus
had asked him three times if he loved him.
So he told Jesus,
“Lord, you know everything. You know I love you.”
Jesus replied, “Feed my sheep.”
— John 21:17

REFLECTION – “Those who destroy truth with their lies or detractions deny Christ with their mouths.   In the third chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, Peter says: “You denied the Holy and the Just One before Pilate and desired a murderer to be given to you” (3:14). Pilate, whose name means a “hammermouth,” symbolises a person who lies and detracts others.    Those who tell lies destroy truth as if they had pounded it with a hammer; those who detract others destroy the love of neighbour.    In both cases they deny Christ with their mouths.   Detraction seeks to transform good into evil and to minimize its worth.”
………….St Anthony of Padua [1195-1231] on John 21.17

PRAYER – Our God and Holy Father, purify our hearts with Your truth and guide them in the way of holiness, so that we may do what is pleasing in your sight.
Let your face shine upon us, that we may be freed from sin and filled with Your plenty. That we may radiate the light of Christ Your Son to all we meet and never allow us to sin against any of Your children by lies or detraction.   Teach me to feed Your lambs and Your sheep. Amen

JOHN 21-17THOSE WHO TELL LIES...ST ANTHONY OF PADUA

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Divine Mercy Novena – 20 April Easter Thursday – Fifth Day of the Octave

Divine Mercy Novena – 20 April
Easter Thursday – Fifth Day of the Octave

DAY SEVEN

Today bring to Me the Souls who especially venerate and glorify My Mercy*,and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death.

Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your mercy.    These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself.    In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident of Your mercy; and united to You, O Jesus, they carry all mankind on their shoulders.    These souls will not be judged severely but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus.    These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy and their hearts, overflowing with joy, sing a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God:

Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You.    Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who said to them that during their life but especially at the hour of death, the souls who will venerate this fathomless mercy of His, He, Himself, will defend as His glory. Amen.

*The text leads one to conclude that in the first prayer directed to Jesus, Who is the Redeemer, it is “victim” souls and contemplatives that are being prayed for; those persons, that is, that voluntarily offered themselves to God for the salvation of their neighbor (see Col 1:24; 2 Cor 4:12). This explains their close union with the Savior and the extraordinary efficacy that their invisible activity has for others. In the second prayer, directed to the Father from whom comes “every worthwhile gift and every genuine benefit,”we recommend the “active” souls, who promote devotion to The Divine Mercy and exercise with it all the other works that lend themselves to the spiritual and material uplifting of their brethren.”

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