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You Reap What You Sow

By Terry Peloquin

By all accounts, they shouldn’t have survived. On Oct. 14, 2002, Martha and Bob LeHouiller were heading from Chicopee, Massachusetts, to their Florida home for the winter.

“Whenever she got in a car, however far she was going, Mom would always start with a prayer,” said their daughter, Michelle Annecchiarico of Ludlow, Massachusetts. Her dad, she said, had a “God is my Co-Pilot” novelty plate affixed to his car’s bumper.

Their faith would be rewarded in a dramatic way.

An Hour of Mercy for People on the Front Lines

By Chris Sparks

Spiritual mercy is an excellent answer to the evils of the pandemic. Here’s why.

  • It can be offered from anywhere, any time.
  • It will not carry the virus with it, but rather bring divine power and love into impossible situations.
  • If we pray for those in need, it will contribute to the salvation of our souls.

Jesus told St. Faustina:

Keep Calm and Trust in Jesus

By Chris Sparks

For years, one slogan has washed around the internet in endless variations: Keep calm and carry on.

It’s a reference to the British way of proceeding, especially during the time of the Blitz during World War II. As the German Third Reich rained down fire and devastation on the city of London, the people of Britain simply kept on keeping on. Another air raid? Down to the London Underground. Stiff upper lip, don’t let the Jerries get you down, and above all, keep calm.

Word, Deed, and Prayer — Because He ‘Demands’ It

By Marc Massery

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

Jesus said: “I demand from you deeds of mercy, which are to arise out of love for Me. You are to show mercy to your neighbors always and everywhere. You must not shrink from this or try to excuse or absolve yourself from it” (742).

The Answer to This Global Crisis

By Marc Massery
Turn to any page of St. Faustina’s Diary, and you’ll find spiritual gems. Like this one:

Jesus looked at me and said, Souls perish in spite of My bitter Passion. I am giving them the last hope of salvation; that is, the Feast of My Mercy. If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity. Secretary of My mercy, write, tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near (Diary, 965).

‘My Heart is mercy itself’

By Chris Sparks

Here is a passage from the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska that reads as though it was written for the present time:

Seal The Doorposts!

In this time of calamity, the Marian Fathers invite you to participate in a simple but incredibly powerful act of faith. To protect you and your family, we urge you to post an Image of the Divine Mercy on your front doors. Father Chris Alar, MIC, explains why:

For England, 33 Days to Morning Glory

By Chris Sparks

In England, Catholics are seeking to rededicate their nation to the Blessed Virgin Mary — and they’re using 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, as part of their preparation.

Pope to Bless the World

By Chris Sparks

The Holy Father continues to take extraordinary action to unleash the graces from the Church’s treasury into the world in response to this present pandemic.

Pope Francis has invited all Christians to join him in prayer on Wednesday, March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation, by praying the Our Father.

'Make Your Life as Clear as Crystal'

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

“Make your life as clear as crystal before the Lord ... Let God suffice you.” — Words of one of St. Faustina’s confessors (Diary, 55)

We all Live in Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

By Chris Sparks

Deep within us — no matter who we are — there lives a feeling of wanting to be lovable, of wanting to be the kind of person that others like to be with. And the greatest thing we can do is to let people know that they are loved and capable of loving. 
— Fred Rogers, The World According To Mister Rogers

Who is my neighbor? And what do I owe them?

Scripture has many answers.

A neighbor is kin (see Deut 15:2).

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