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Another One ‘Stumbles’ Upon Divine Mercy

By Marc Massery

Gabriel Zowam of the Ebu tribe in Elugu, Nigeria, hardly ever misses his chance to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy every day at the 3 o’clock hour.  

“Divine Mercy is spreading very much here,” he said. “At 3 p.m., many people gather in churches to say the Chaplet. It’s the same thing in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. People are passionate about it.”

'Everything Kind of Just Disappeared Around Me'

By Marc Massery

On St. Patrick’s Day Sunday, March 17, 2013, the sky gleamed the most beautiful shade of blue over South Bend, Indiana. Little did Diana McKeown know that on that day, her world would quite actually come crashing down around her. 

Thankfully, her fervent devotion to Divine Mercy and trust in Jesus delivered her safely through one of the more bizarre disasters in recent United States history. 

Civility and Citizens of the Kingdom of God

By Chris Sparks

Put no trust in princes,

in children of Adam powerless to save.

Who breathing his last, returns to the earth;

that day all his planning comes to nothing (Ps 146:3-4).

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has launched their “Civilize It: Dignity Beyond the Debate” campaign this month, “a year-long initiative that invites Catholics to model civility, love for neighbor, and respectful dialogue” in this forthcoming election year.

Consoling Christ Consoling Us

By Marc Massery

Turn to any page of St. Faustina's Diary and you find spiritual gems. Like this one, in which Jesus says:

Lie down and take your rest. I have let you experience in three hours what I suffered during the whole night. … My host, you are refreshment for My tormented Heart (1054, 1056). 

Striving for Sanctity

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

“The more I come to know Him, the more ardently, the more fiercely I love Him, and the more perfect my acts become.” — Diary, 231

'Let the Doubting Soul Read'

This is part seven of the series. View part six.

In her Diary, on Feb. 12, 1937, St. Faustina wrote a beautiful poem entitled “God’s Love is the flower — Mercy the fruit.” Saint Faustina wrote, “Let the doubting soul read these considerations on Divine Mercy and become trusting” (949). The following is the last in our series in which we consider this poem line by line that we might become more trusting of Jesus, the Divine Mercy.

By Melanie Williams

Living Mercy in November

Photo by Erik-Jan Leusink on Unsplash

By Chris Sparks

I love November.

I mean, clearly I’m biased — I was born in November, on Thanksgiving Day, as a matter of fact. So I have many happy memories of birthday parties and family Thanksgivings, of turkey and stuffing and presents.

But I would argue that November is a blessed month for everyone. It’s the culmination of harvest time, after all, a time for grain to have been scythed and gathered in, for fruit to be canned, produce pickled, barns and cellars packed full, and for all to take stock of their preparations for winter.

Praying for Priests

By Marc Massery

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

“[Y]ou yourself offered to undertake these sufferings. Know that what you have taken upon yourself for that soul is only a small portion. He [Father Sopocko] is suffering much more,” (Diary, 596). 

Are you praying and sacrificing for your priests?

With an Eye on Paradise

By Marian Friedrichs

Early in the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, a wildfire started in the hills surrounding Paradise, California. With high winds and peak dryness, area conditions were perfect to create a firestorm of nightmarish proportions. 

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