Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Antidote is Divine Mercy!

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40-Day Preparation for the Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday
starts Wednesday, February 27th

The Antidote is Divine Mercy!

Concerned about the HHS mandate enforced by our country's administration to force all health insurance providers to cover contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortifacients? Are you anxious about a child or spouse in Afghanistan or Iraq? Have you been hurt by a loved one or perhaps worried about a troubled child? If you are trying to make sense out of life just like the rest of us, Our Lord invites you to find the answers and a place of refuge in His Merciful Heart. 

Fr. George Kosicki, CSB, and Vinny Flynn wish to tell you how Divine Mercy is the antidote to fear, shame, rebellion, selfishness, misery, pride, spiritual weakness, guilt, powerlessness, burnout and insecurity in this 19 episode series, "Journey to Mercy," on DVD.  You will gain fresh insights into all the elements of the Divine Mercy Devotion, including the image, the chaplet, the novena, the feast day and the spreading of the message. 

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Jesus told St. Faustina Kowalska in a series of Church-approved revelations from 1931-1938:

"As often as you hear the clock strike the third hour, immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it; invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners; for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul. In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world - mercy triumphed over justice." (Diary, 1572) 

What a promise! We can obtain everything from Him. Jesus asks us to come to Him with confidence and trust, to immerse ourselves in His mercy and trust in His goodness and love for us. We can do this especially at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. That is the hour of great mercy when His heart was pierced and emptied of His redeeming Precious Blood.

Learn to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Click here 

Jesus fulfills His promises. He gives us hope amidst our sufferings. He may or may not take the suffering away, but He will certainly give us the strength to bear it, the courage to deal with it and, when necessary, the grace to understand it. He will take care of our needs --- but not necessarily our wants!

If you want to learn more about the Divine Mercy devotion, 
its promises and practices, 
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Daily Reflection readings for the 40-Day Preparation for Divine Mercy Sunday starts Wednesday, February 27th!
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The message of Divine Mercy is both an invitation to His Mercy and a challenge. Not only are we to receive His mercy but Jesus also encourages us to proclaim His mercy to others in word and action. We need to spread the message of His mercy so that others may find hope too. 

"Souls who spread the honor of My mercy I shield through their entire life as a tender mother her infant, and at the hour of death, I will not be a judge for them, but the Merciful Savior." 
(Diary, 1075) 

The Lord has requested that the Sunday after Easter be celebrated as the Feast of Divine Mercy. In April 2000, Pope John Paul II declared it as Divine Mercy Sunday for the universal Church.

If you want to celebrate Divine Mercy 
in your parish or with family and friends, 

click here for available resources

There is hope in the midst of the challenges of today. As Jesus said, "take courage, I have conquered the world" (John 16:33). Let us go to His merciful Heart and proclaim His mercy.

Jesus I Trust in You!