Skip to comments.Divine Mercy Novena 2010 - Easter Sunday: Day 3
Posted on 04/04/2010 7:24:51 AM PDT by NYer
Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said:
"These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.' The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy."
In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her:
"On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy ... On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls."
"Today bring to Me all Devout and Faithful Souls,
and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were a drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness."
Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your graces in great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart and never let us escape from It. We beg this grace of You by that most wondrous love for the heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as upon the inheritance of Your Son. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, grant them Your blessing and surround them with Your constant protection. Thus may they never fail in love or lose the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with all the hosts of Angels and Saints, may they glorify Your boundless mercy for endless ages. Amen.
EWTN just gets better and better each day.
Alleluia, He is risen!
Just wanted to mention that last night I was received into the Church. I’m now official! Deepest thanks to all of you who prayed for me as I walked down this path.
May our Lord bless you on your new journey!
We welcome you with open arms. Hugs!
God bless you and your family!
Divine Mercy Novena 2010 - Easter Sunday: Day 3
Divine Mercy Novena 2010 - Holy Saturday: Day 2
Divine Mercy Novema 2010 - Good Friday: Day 1
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Reflection: Divine Mercy Sunday
Tender Mercies: The Story of St. Faustina Kowalska and Divine Mercy Sunday
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A World Ablaze With Divine Mercy (Devotions Abound, Thanks Largely To the Laity)
Pope Benedict On Divine Mercy
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Divine Mercy Sunday - message from Saint Faustina Kowalska and link to JPII
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Apostles of Divine Mercy
Divine Mercy Devotion and Novena
THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA BEGINS ON GOOD FRIDAY.
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Chaplet of Divine Mercy
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Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed!
ottbmare, I am so happy for you! And I’m happy for our Church. Converts never take the faith for granted. Please share your conversion story with all the cradle Catholics you meet and let them know what your new Church means to you. It will be a WONDERFUL ministry!
May God bless you richly and always.
What a great idea. Yes, I've met so many cradle Catholics who have shaken their heads when I mentioned with excitement that I was joining up. Some had even converted to other nonChristian religions. And what was so distressing is that so often there were stories about how they had been driven away by some mean nun or a blasphemous priest, or because they knew or had heard of some child who was molested. So, what, does that negate the basic truths of the faith?
Also getting hassled by friends (about-to-be-former friends, it sounds like) who are not pleased. Oh well. I'll pray for them.
I really love the Divine Mercy devotion. The novena and Divine Mercy Sunday each year - with the chance to start anew. What a treasure!
Hallelujah, may God bless you and keep you.
“So, what, does that negate the basic truths of the faith?”
Amen, I don’t worship a priest or a nun or a friend, I don’t worship an organization, I worship the Holy Trinity through the Catholic church that, flawed as it may be because of the failing of humanity, is still the holder of the fullness of the faith.
Yes, many of the friends I grew up with have found reasons to leave: a mean nun, a priest was harsh with them during Confession, they wanted to remarry without the hassle of an annulment and were told “no”, and, of course, the terrible abuse of children. Personally, I think it has more to do with the fact that they were lukewarm and unwilling to do the hard work it would take to become faithful, informed and well-educated Catholic adults. That road involves self-denial, obedience, and diligence.
I never have been able to understand it. No matter what, I could never leave the Eucharist and all it means. Look at Mother Teresa: she lived so long in her dark night of the soul but she kept on living what she knew to be God’s will for her as well. We have to run the race to the finish.
I’ll pray for your friends— and you!
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