Mercy that Transforms

November 8, 2016

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come. – 2 Cor 5:17

Jubilee Year of Mercy
More than penance (which is absolutely necessary), more than piety (which is absolutely necessary), God’s Divine Love has the power to transform us to the very core.

His love is piercing. His love is powerful. His love and mercy can burn away the past and make us new. That’s what God does. He makes all things new.

Prayer for Divine Mercy
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelope the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
– Diary of St. Faustina 1319

Mercy is the Bridge to Paradise

November 1, 2016

And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you,
today you will be with me in Paradise.”
Luke 23:43

Jubilee Year of Mercy
Pope Francis began this Extraordinary Jubilee by letting us know that, “Mercy is the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to the hope of being loved forever despite our sinfulness.”

Recall the inspired words of St. John Paul II, “We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father’s love for us.”

God the Father loves you more intensely that you can ever imagine.

Prayer for Divine Mercy
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelope the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
– Diary of St. Faustina 1319

Mercy through Love

October 25, 2016

“Above all hold unfailing your love for one another,
since love covers a multitude of sins.” – 1 Peter 4:8

Jubilee Year of Mercy
The Gospel is all about love. All of the law, the prophets, the commandments, the beatitudes, and the Cross point to this profound message of love. The Old Testament taught us that “God is.” The New Testament finishes the sentence, “God is…Love.”

Once we comprehend that we are objects of such a divine love, our sets are set on fire.

“Her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much.”

Prayer for Divine Mercy
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelope the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
– Diary of St. Faustina 1319

Mercy through Mercy

October 18, 2016

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” – Matthew 6:14-15

Jubilee Year of Mercy
It’s the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Now is the time! Pray for the grace to forgive everyone who has ever sinned against you or our loved ones. This week ponder your deepest grudge against another and entrust it to the infinite mercy of God.

Prayer for Divine Mercy
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelope the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
– Diary of St. Faustina 1319

Mercy through Faith

October 11, 2016

And when he saw their faith he said, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.”
Luke 5:20

Jubilee Year of Mercy
We have all heard that the faith of a mustard seed can move mountains. It can also move the Heart of the Father to compassion. For the Apostle Thomas, he had to put his hand in the side of the Risen One to believe. What about you? What do you believe of the Father’s mercy and goodness?

Prayer for Divine Mercy
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelope the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
– Diary of St. Faustina 1319

Mercy through Repentance

October 4, 2016

“Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”
Acts 3:19

Jubilee Year of Mercy
The Church teaches us that a contrite heart experiences “sorrow of the soul and detestation of the sin committed, together with the resolution not to sin again”. And when this contrition arises from a love by which God is loved above all else, it’s called “perfect” contrition.

May our hearts be set aflame with a love of God above all else. In this extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, let us pray for the grace to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with perfect contrition. May your next Confession, be your very best Confession.

Prayer for Divine Mercy
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelope the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
– Diary of St. Faustina 1319

The Scandal of Mercy at the Cross

September 27, 2016

“I will remember their sins and their misdeeds no more.”
Hebrews 10:17

Jubilee Year of Mercy
God wills to pour out his unfathomable Divine Mercy into your life and into all of your circumstances and all your relationships.  No matter what your past is, God has more in store for you.  He makes all things new.

We have 8 weeks left to enter in ever more deeply into this Divine Gift and share it with our family and friends.

Prayer for Divine Mercy
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelope the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
– Diary of St. Faustina 1319

Open Wide The Doors of Mercy

September 20, 2016

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”
Luke 23:34

Jubilee Year of Mercy
Pope Francis called for an “extraordinary” Jubilee Year of Mercy outside of the normal 25-year cycle.  If there is one thing every single person on the face of the earth shares in common, it’s that we are in desperate need of God’s Mercy!

We only have 9 weeks left until this extraordinary time of abundant grace comes to a close on Nov 20th.  Join us for this 9-week novena (one message a week) before the Year of Mercy ends!

Prayer for Divine Mercy
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelope the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
– Diary of St. Faustina 1319