One Small Candle

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  – John 8:12  As a child, I recall my mother lighting a little votive candle every Tuesday night, as part of her perpetual novena in honour of Saint...

Francis – Homily on Mercy

HOLY MASS ON THE LITURGICAL FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Church of Santo Spirito in SassiaSecond Sunday of Easter, 11 April 2021   “The risen Jesus appeared to the disciples on several occasions. He patiently soothed their...

Apostles of Mercy

“The souls who especially venerate and glorify My mercy.. are living images of My Compassionate Heart.”- Diary of Saint Faustina, para. 1224.  Every year, the Feast of Divine Mercy, commonly called ‘Divine Mercy Sunday’, is preceded by a...

Mercy Through Prayer

Often, we may read something on the news, or hear something from someone, which touches our heart and instills within us a desire to help; we might become aware of the suffering of another person, or of their need in a particular moment or in some specific way. There...

The Sacrifice of Prayer

“I want to instruct you on how you are to rescue souls through sacrifice and prayer. You will save more souls through prayer and suffering than will a missionary through his teachings and sermons alone.. great will be your power for whomever you intercede. Outwardly,...

Despondency and Trust

Belief in God and trust in His mercy does not prevent us from suffering. If anything, it may be that we are more likely to suffer; but with belief in God, our suffering can at least have purpose and it can acquire a sanctifying quality depending on what we do with it....

Keeping Faith

“Jesus, I TRUST in You!”- Divine Mercy devotion   Faith is not really Faith until it is tested – until then, the danger is that it is mere habit; sometimes it is only when Faith is tested in a crucible of fire that it really comes into it’s...

Despondency and Trust

“My Heart is mercy itself. From this sea of mercy, graces flow out upon the whole world. No soul that has approached Me has ever gone away unconsoled. All misery gets buried in the depths of My mercy, and every saving and sanctifying grace flows from this fountain.”...

Trust In Time Of Trial

“Eternal Father.. look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us; that in difficult moments, we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence, submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is love and mercy itself.” – Chaplet of...