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Vatican Grants Emergency Plenary Indulgence for Divine Mercy Chaplet

By Chris Sparks

The Church is responding to the problems we all face as a result of this pandemic with great seriousness and generosity. The Holy Father is throwing wide open the doors of the Church’s storehouses of grace for the faithful, making it as easy as possible for all of us to be assured of the graces we need to speed the sick and the dying through Purgatory, and to be assured of the graces needed for salvation at the moment of our deaths.

Miss the Eucharist? Venerate Divine Mercy

By Chris Sparks

This past weekend, there was no public Sunday Mass in my home diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts.

There won’t be a Sunday Mass in my diocese for at least a weekend or two more.

Welcome to the world of COVID-19, the coronavirus first detected in November, 2019.

Don't Be Afraid

By Marc Massery

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

Want to Help? Enroll!

By Chris Sparks

Everything I’m doing these days has a little undercurrent of adrenaline behind it. I’m a little antsy, a little too energetic. This is the sort of crisis that requires patience, though, and persistent trust: trust in God; trust in the scientifically recommended measures of social distancing; trust that, no matter what, the Divine Mercy will bring good out of the present troubled times.

And this is the sort of crisis that requires us to bring to bear all the natural and supernatural resources at our disposal.

The Temptation — Gone: One Man's Battle with the Bottle

By Marc Massery
Jesus saved Anthony Munster of La Crosse, Wisconsin, from alcoholism. Anthony is sure of it.

From 1994 to 2011, he was consumed by that which he consumed. “I tried everything in regards to fixing my life: Alcoholics Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery, outpatient treatment, medications. But I had started drinking when I was about 16 years old. Alcohol was entrenched,” he said. 

Working ‘in Faustina’s Office’

By Hope Ponsart Hansen

Creative giving doesn’t necessarily mean having to reach for the checkbook. Indeed, I’m often surprised and humbled by the resourceful ways Marian Helpers support the Marian Fathers’ mission to bring Divine Mercy to the world.

Seeing Our True Selves in Prayer

By Marc Massery

Sunday, March 15, 2020, Third Sunday of Lent
• Ex 17:3-7
• Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
• Rom 5:1-2, 5-8
• Jn 4:5-42

In the Gospel reading this Sunday, Jesus comes to Samaria and sits by a well, tired from His long journey. Yes, even Jesus grew tired. 

You Did It to Me

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

“An ardent love of God sees all around itself constant opportunities to share itself through deed, word, and prayer.” — Diary, 1313

Heroic Virtue

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

“[The] saints have always been the source and origin of renewal in the most difficult circumstances in the Church’s history." — St. John Paul II

Are You 'Praying Right'?

By Marc Massery

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

Thursday. Although I was very tired today, I nevertheless resolved to make a Holy Hour. I could not pray, nor could I remain kneeling, but I remained in prayer for a whole hour and united myself in spirit with those souls who are already worshiping God in the perfect way. [Then Jesus said to me,] Your prayer is extremely pleasing to Me (691).

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