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Trust in God and the Mother of God

By Chris Sparks

I am a champion worrier.

Big projects, mountains of little details, imaginary difficulties, and the vision of the whole project tend to overwhelm me. Ephemera, the million and one details, distract me, and I do not pay attention to the one thing necessary — to God. I forget to focus on what I can do (the thing immediately before me) and lose sight of the one single time I have in which to act (the present moment).

Proof He's God

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudate Sunday)
•Is 35:1-6A, 10
•Ps 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10.
•Jas 5:7-10
•Mt 11:2-11

By Marc Massery

Sacrifice, Penance, and Her Mission Revealed

The following is an excerpt from the Marian Press book 52 Weeks with St. Faustina by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle:

“My child, unite yourself closely to Me during the Sacrifice and offer My Blood and My Wounds to My Father in expiation for the sins of that city.” — Jesus to Sr. Faustina (Diary, 39)

Not Just Another Evening at the Theater

A Friend of Mercy, Jennifer Nelson of Rockaway, New Jersey, shares her family’s experience of attending a sold-out showing of “Love and Mercy: Faustina” on Oct. 28.

Inspired by the Marian Fathers’ mission to spread Divine Mercy, we purchased 400 Vilnius Divine Mercy prayer cards to hand out at the theater. Those in attendance were so appreciative to have the original Image because the movie heavily featured information about it. 

Marian Fathers Honor Mary and Launch 350th Jubilee Celebration

"May it be done to me according to your word." (Lk 1:38)

So said Mary at the Annunciation. And so echoed members of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception around the world today as they celebrated their patronal feast day, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and renewed their vows.

The solemnity this year also marks the launch of an historic four-year-long celebration to mark the Congregation’s 350th anniversary.

First, let’s talk about the Immaculate Conception.

Are You Consuming Junk?

By Marc Massery

Turn to any page of St. Faustina’s Diary and you find spiritual gems, like this one:

Jesus: Do not be absorbed in your misery — you are still too weak to speak of it — but, rather, gaze on My Heart filled with goodness, and be imbued with My sentiments. … when you feel your strength failing, if you come to the fountain of mercy to fortify your soul, you will not grow weary on your journey (Diary, 1486).

In Advent, Shine like the Son

By Chris Sparks

What does strength look like to you?

Does it look like fierce competition, swift athletes and strong players fighting for the prize?

Does it look like large guns, powerful ammunition, and an arms race between nations?

Does it look like boasting, like gold that glitters and an active public relations offensive announcing to the world that I and my team, my family, my nation, mine are the biggest, the best, the greatest the world has ever seen?

We Are Our Fathers’ Keepers

The following is the cover story in the latest issue of Marian Helper magazine. Order a free copy.

By Terry Peloquin

If you’re angry with the Church, good. If the clergy abuse scandal and its aftermath has you fed up, good. If you’re distraught by divisions within the Church, good. You should be.

Pope Benedict XVI once said that “nothing makes the Church, the Body of Christ, suffer more than the sins of her pastors.”

'Repent!'

By Marc Massery

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