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What is Divine Mercy?

4. It is important then that we accept the whole message that comes to us from the word of God on this Second Sunday of Easter, which from now on throughout the Church will be called “Divine Mercy Sunday.” In the various readings, the liturgy seems to indicate the path of mercy which, while re-establishing […]

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The prayer of longing: The Chaplet of Mercy

I like to in the summer months go for a slow walk after Compline. I guess it takes about 40 minutes or so. It is beautiful time of the day and it helps me to let go of the stress of the day before I go to bed. I have written a number of times […]

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Divine Mercy Novena Begins

The Feast of the Divine Mercy is April 12 this year. All the novena prayers and information is available here on this site by following the Novena link on the top left corner of the web page. A downloadable copy of the information is also available. The Novena and the Divine Mercy message begins on […]

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Postings to Resume

Due to unavoidable circumstances the website has had no new postings for about a month. With this post that will change and postings will resume again today, March 20th. The Oblate newsletter has been posted for March and April and is a special “Divine Mercy Edition.” While much of what is in it is available […]

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Thou hast mercy upon all, O Lord

There is confidence everywhere in Ash Wednesday, yet that does not mean unmixed and untroubled security. The confidence of the Christian is always a confidence in spite of darkness and risk, in the presence of peril, with every evidence of possible disaster. Let us emend for the better in those things in which we have […]

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John Paul II, John XXIII to be canonized Divine Mercy Sunday

Rome, Italy, Sep 30, 2013 / 03:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has announced that former Popes John Paul II and John XXIII are slated to be canonized this coming spring. The announcement was made following the Sept. 30 consistory, in which the Holy Father proclaimed that the pontiffs would be canonized together April 27, […]

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The Fusion of Three Christological Devotions

Believe it or not, the Catholic Church and her faithful are devoted to Jesus Christ. With all our hyperdulia and dulia (devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints), we can often lose sight of the Church’s Christological devotion. Most clearly, the Church’s faithful are dedicated to the Eucharist—to receiving Christ in the Holy Eucharist and adoring Him, […]

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The quality of Mercy

When speaking about mercy there can be turns in the road, or forks even, were different aspects can be pondered.  Like many other topics on the spiritual life, different facets can be dwelt upon, to the exclusion of others.  Sometimes the best way to try to understand mercy, both human and Divine (though the mystery […]

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Devotion to the Divine Mercy: The Novena

On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My Inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean […]

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Divine Mercy

It is easy to talk about the mercy of God, but difficult to understand the depth of the mystery that we are dealing with. The human understanding of justice has to do with righting of wrongs, bringing the scales back into balance, which of course is impossible. For justice and revenge are first cousins, often […]

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