Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Mary TV Daily Reflection 4/14/2015
Forever and ever and ever... (c)Mary TV 2014
April 14, 2015
Dear Family of Mary!
began reading the Bull of Indiction for the Jubilee Year of Mercy
proclaimed by Pope Francis, and discovered these beautiful words about
the connection of Mercy and forever! It was a reinforcement for me of
the grace I received on Divine Mercy Sunday to hear the words "Forever and ever" being sung in my heart. Pope Francis talks about Psalm 136, the "Great Hallel".
Here is the excerpt:
"For his mercy endures forever." This is the refrain repeated after
each verse in Psalm 136 as it narrates the history of God's revelation.
By virtue of mercy, all the events of the Old Testament are replete with
profound salvific import. Mercy renders God's history with Israel a
history of salvation. To repeat continually "for his mercy endures
forever," as the psalm does, seems to break through the dimensions of
space and time, inserting everything into the eternal mystery of love.
It is as if to say that not only in history, but for all eternity man
will always be under the merciful gaze of the Father. It is no accident
that the people of Israel wanted to include this psalm - the
"Great Hallel," as it is called - in its most important liturgical feast
his Passion, Jesus prayed with this psalm of mercy. Matthew attests to
this in his Gospel when he says that, "when they had sung a hymn"
(26:30), Jesus and his disciples went out to the Mount of Olives. While
he was instituting the Eucharist as an everlasting memorial of himself
and his paschal sacrifice, he symbolically placed this supreme act of
revelation in the light of his mercy. Within the very same context of
mercy, Jesus entered upon his passion and death, conscious of the great
mystery of love that he would consummate on the cross. Knowing that
Jesus himself prayed this psalm makes it even more important for us as
Christians, challenging us to take up the refrain in our daily lives by
praying these words of praise: "for his mercy endures forever." (BULL OF
INDICTION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF MERCY - FRANCIS - BISHOP OF
this powerful! "His mercy endures FOREVER!" This is to be prayed and
sung throughout our daily lives! Truly our future is a future of mercy
that will last forever! It seems like Pope Francis understands the grace
I have been experiencing, when he says, "To repeat continually 'for his
mercy endures forever,' as the psalm does, seems to break through the
dimensions of space and time, inserting everything into the eternal
mystery of love. It is as if to say that not only in history, but for
all eternity man will always be under the merciful gaze of the Father."
Amen! Mercy and eternity are in the Father's house!
Our Lady gave us a message that very much corresponds to this grace of prayer (Forever and ever!):
children! Also today I call you to pray, pray, pray until prayer
becomes life for you. Little children, at this time, in a special way, I
pray before God to give you the gift of faith. Only in faith will you
discover the joy of the gift of life that God has given you. Your heart
will be joyful thinking of eternity. I am with you and love you with a
tender love. Thank you for having responded to my call." (11/25/05)
we can pray in this way, so that prayer is our life, our hearts will be
joyful thinking of eternity. That is the grace I am receiving. It is
truly a grace of prayer, of singing about eternity!
can't resist. I am including Psalm 136, because it is a beautiful way
to pray, pray, pray until prayer becomes life for us. It is a way to
think of eternity, and thank God for His great mercy!!