Although I have often abandoned you, O Lord, you have never abandoned me. Your hand of love is always outstretched towards me, even when I stubbornly look the other way. And your gentle voice constantly calls me, even when I obstinately refuse to listen.
another catholic-christian friend (who I am not tagging out of discretion and they can reblog this if they want) and I are trying hard to go to the UN in two weeks, to the commission on the status of women. We feel “Stepping Out” here is the right thing to do, for truth and true mercy.
please add us and our mission to your mass intentions, your rosaries, your prayer intentions, etc. Please storm heaven on our behalf and on behalf of the people we might speak to. We trust God will take care of us and show us what to do, but a covering of prayer is always good. None of us are above asking for prayer.
please please. and pass it around. that we would be docile and malleable and open to all God’s will and all God’s ways without regard for ourselves or our agendas.
and please please please pray regularly (esp at Mass) for the conversion of all world leaders, conversion of the whole world, the end of satan’s power, for the whole world to trust in the TRUE Mercy of God with all its heart, for the triumph of the immaculate heart, the souls in purgatory, that vast and wide healing would take place so all people could be reconciled to the truth through True Mercy, for the end of all false and anti- mercy. that no souls would go to hell each day solely through the mercy of God so that the devil cannot steal souls, for the conversion of people’s hearts and wills and healing in their wills and understandings, pray big, big prayers always submitted to God’s Holy Will and trust that it isn’t your strength that answers them, but only His Goodness, like St. Therese indicated. “Thy Will Be Done”, His will is always love and mercy itself.
Praises of Divine Mercy Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the bosom of the Father, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, greatest attribute of God, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, unfathomed by any intellect, human of angelic, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, from which wells forth all life and happiness, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, better than the heavens, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, source of all miracles and wonders, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, encompassing the whole universe, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, descending to the earth in the Person of the Incarnate Word, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, which flowed out from the open wound of the Heart of Jesus, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, enclosed in the Heart of Jesus for us, and especially for sinners, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, unfathomed in the institution of the Sacred Host, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, in the founding of Holy Church, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, in our justification through Jesus Christ, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, accompanying us through our whole life, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, embracing us especially at the hour of death, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, endowing us with immortal life, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, accompanying us every moment of our life, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, shielding us from the fire of hell, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, in the conversion of hardened sinners, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, astonishment for Angels, incomprehensible to Saints, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, unfathomed in all the mysteries of God, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, lifting us out of every misery, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, source of our happiness and joy, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, in calling us forth from nothingness to existence, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, embracing all the works of His hands, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, crown of all of God’s handiwork, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, in which we are all immersed, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished hearts, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, only hope of despairing souls, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, repose of hearts, peace amidst fear, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, inspiring hope against all hope, I trust in You.
My past no longer concerns me. It belongs to Divine mercy. My future does not yet concern me. It belongs to Divine providence. What concerns me and what challenges me is today, which belongs to God’s grace and to the devotion of my heart and my good will.
21. What would you say to someone considering converting?
To try to, and ask God to, strip away all pretexts, pre-judgements, assumptions, and self-sufficient ideas, and really be open to learning something new that is truly True. Just show up to mass and witness, participate (without receiving the Body & Blood). Really talk to the priests and parishioners. Ask questions and be humble enough to accept that there may be more to God’s “world” than you have yet known. ..because if you’re resistant, and unwilling, then even Truth can seem like a lie. Trust me, I’d know from experience. The Eucharist reconverted me and actually brought me back from the brink of mental/emotional/spiritual/physical death. I’m typing up the story in response to another ask by @womanintheword on the Catholic asks
…. and to remember that all Christians and Catholics in the Body OUGHT TO ULTIMATELY reunite until the Fullness of Truth. We WANT to be one. We want any lies in Catholicism, if there are any, to be replaced with Truth. We want any lies that non-Catholic-Christians have adopted, if any, to be replaced with Truth. We are one Body and the divisions in the body, we want them to be HEALED! But only Truth and Mercy heal permanently. And the Eucharist is Truth, for it is Christ, and Christ is Truth and Christ is Mercy. He is the rock beneath the rock.
So many people hate and are afraid of the Catholic Church….but in reality, the hate/disdain/are afraid of what they THINK the church is, not what it actually is (to paraphrase Ven. Fulton Sheen)
Just…show up, pray that God would remove any blinders or pre-conceptions you aren’t aware of, give it time to grow, and really listen. Witness. :) Witness especially the Holy Eucharist. It is the source and summit of our faith. Even the pope/vatican must be built on the Eucharist. It’s that big a deal. It’s my life, and the life of so many others. and It –He, Jesus – has that gift for you, too, out of His IMMENSE, open, forgiving, welcoming, healing, Salvific Love.
Jesus: My child, make the resolution never to rely on people. Entrust yourself completely to My will saying, “Not as I want, but according to Your will, O God, let it be done unto me.” These words, spoken from the depths of one’s heart, can raise a soul to the summit of sanctity in a short time. In such a soul I delight. Such a soul gives Me glory. Such a soul fills heaven with the fragrance of her virtue. But understand that the strength by which you bear sufferings comes from frequent Communions. So approach this fountain of mercy often, to draw with the vessel of trust whatever you need.
Conversation With the Merciful Savior With a Suffering Soul, from Saint Faustina Kowalska’s “Diary” (excerpt from 1487)
If anyone is interested, Consecration to the Divine Mercy begins today! It begins today, March 20 (the Feast of Saint Joseph of all days!) and it would conclude on April 23, Divine Mercy Sunday.
This Consecration follows the theology of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux’s Offering to Merciful Love, which is essentially a consecration to Divine Mercy. It is really the culmination of her whole spiritual teaching on the Little Way - the crowning of her path to holiness.
What is Divine Mercy Consecration? From Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC:
“The word ‘consecration’ means to set apart for God (…) Of course, a personal consecration to Divine Mercy is not the same as making vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Rather, it’s a self-offering to God (a setting of oneself apart for God) that anyone can make — whether the person is a member of the clergy, consecrated religious, or laity — and they do it for the specific purpose of glorifying God’s mercy.”
I’ll be reading the short, but profound, reflections every night on the DigiCatholic stream before/after our daily rosary, followed by the very short prayer at the end of each reflection.
Remember, Divine Mercy is God’s summons to accept the gift of a charism that will transform this age. We are made to change the world, don’t be afraid to be a missionary of His love and mercy.
P.S. - I am working on the Apologetics, Bible study, and TOB programs for DigiCatholic. There’s just so much going into that and other ministries I lead so I’m still behind. If anything, we’ll just start with Bible Study since it’s easy to plan and it’s mostly discussion. I’ll keep y'all updated! *sweats nervously and runs*
I am giving you three ways of exercising mercy toward your neighbor: the first — by deed, the second — by word, the third — by prayer. In these three degrees is contained the fullness of mercy, and it is an unquestionable proof of love for Me. By this means a soul glorifies and pays reverence to My mercy (Diary, 742).