Thursday, February 25, 2010

40 Day "Home Retreat" starts March 3rd. Free Podcasts!

The Apostolate for Family Consecration
Consecrating families to the Holy Family

Dear Members, Cooperators and Friends of the Family Apostolate, Starting this March 3rd up to Divine Mercy Sunday, join us in a 40-day Lenten "home retreat" with Pope John Paul II and St. Faustina reflecting on the greatest attribute of God, His Mercy. (cf Rich in Mercy, no. 13)
Our Lenten retreat consists of 40 DAILY PODCASTS featuring excerpts from Pope John Paul II's encyclical, "Rich in Mercy", and St. Faustina's writings taken from The Family Apostolate's Drawing Down Divine Mercy Prayer Book. Also included are prayers for the Divine Mercy novena which Our Lord gave to St. Faustina to be prayed from Good Friday until Divine Mercy Sunday.
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You can download these audio podcasts for FREE to your MP3 player or iPod through iTunes. Our members from Belgium, Rob and Isabel Allaert, recorded the readings and it is a beautiful and easy way to meditate every day. Visit and join our online blog and podcast by clicking here and allow us take you on this journey to Divine Mercy Sunday, the 1st Sunday after Easter. We hope these 40 daily meditations will help you to understand the richness of Divine Mercy and bring you into a deeper union with God through being merciful to others by action, word and prayer, and by forgiving those who have hurt you. As you pray these meditations each day, you will discover different spiritual realities that apply to your life. "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy." (Matt 5:7)
Some of our members have commented that reading along in the Drawing Down Divine Mercy prayer and meditation book while at the same time listening to the readings being read (through the podcast) really helps them to take in the mysteries being taught in a more penetrating and lasting way. If you are interested in getting a copy of the book as well, purchase your copy by clicking here!"
For I desire Mercy and not sacrifice; the knowledge of God, rather than burnt offerings." (Hosea 6:6)
We know you live a busy, hectic life, which is why we made these daily meditations into an easily downloadable podcast and book, so that you can listen to them when it is most convenient for you--like while traveling to and from work, or access them through your email, iphone, or laptop.
We want to make it easy for you to have that necessary time with the Lord each day--the time to learn the Truths of the Faith and to allow these Truths to lead you into meditation which leads you into union with Christ.
Come Holy Spirit, help us to discover God's merciful plan for our lives by being merciful to those you place in our path. Help us to trust in the Merciful Heart of Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen and Mother of Mercy, in union with St. Joseph, an instrument of mercy. Amen.
If you are interested in in our complete line of Divine Mercy Resources which include audio and video commentaries by Fr. George Kosicki, CSB for even more insight, click here!
Our Divine Mercy Sunday Parish Mission Program is a complete multimedia parish presentation on Divine Mercy. The program includes 30 copies of the Drawing Down Divine Mercy prayer and meditation book to help your parish prepare for the Feast of Mercy (can be sold to recoup cost of program). It also includes the accompanying video commentaries on Drawing Down Divine Mercy and the video programs you would need for Divine Mercy Sunday, plus various TV and radio ads and presentations, including the moving story of Rwanda Holocaust survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza (DVD), to help you promote your Divine Mercy program in the parish. Click here for complete list of program components.