Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts Catholic podcasts for the Christian community Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:10:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher, Dr. Anthony Lilles, Deacon James Keating, Archbishop George Lucas, Msgr. John Esseeff and so many other Catholic Spiritual leaders and teachers/catechists offer the best teachings in the rich Catholic Spiritual/Discernment tradition. From lives of the saints to the basics of Catholic Social teaching, from the Sacred Liturgy to prayer in everyday moments of our lives, we walk to together as we fulfill our call to "be saints in the making". By the renewal of our minds, we form ourselves so that we "may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect." (Rom 12:2) Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts clean Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts benotafraid@discerninghearts.com benotafraid@discerninghearts.com (Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts) Discerning Hearts © 2016 All Rights Reserved. Catholic podcasts for the Christian community! Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts http://www.discerninghearts.com/Pictures/Discerning%20Hearts%201400.jpg http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts benotafraid@discerninghearts.com ROHC-DM-Special “Trust in His Mercy” with Deacon James Keating Ph.D. http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rohc-dm-special-trust-mercy-deacon-james-keating-ph-d/ Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:53:57 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25219 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rohc-dm-special-trust-mercy-deacon-james-keating-ph-d/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rohc-dm-special-trust-mercy-deacon-james-keating-ph-d/feed/ 0 <p>“Trust in His Mercy” is a reflection offered by Deacon Keating at the celebration of Divine Mercy held at Christ the King Church, located in Omaha, Nebraska.    Deacon James Keating, PhD, the director of Theological Formation for the Institute for Priestly Formation, located at Creighton University, in Omaha. Check out Deacon Keating’s “Discerning Heart” ... <a title="ROHC-DM-Special “Trust in His Mercy” with Deacon James Keating Ph.D." class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rohc-dm-special-trust-mercy-deacon-james-keating-ph-d/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rohc-dm-special-trust-mercy-deacon-james-keating-ph-d/">ROHC-DM-Special “Trust in His Mercy” with Deacon James Keating Ph.D.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip288-the-heart-of-the-diaconate-deacon-james-keating-on-inside-the-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#288 The Heart of the Diaconate – Deacon James Keating on Inside the Pages">IP#288 The Heart of the Diaconate – Deacon James Keating on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/rohc-sp7-what-intimacy-with-jesus-really-means-and-healing-our-fears-with-deacon-james-keating-resting-on-the-heart-of-christ-special/" rel="bookmark" title="ROHC – sp7 What Intimacy with Jesus Really Means and Healing Our Fears with Deacon James Keating Resting on the Heart of Christ special – Discerning Hearts">ROHC – sp7 What Intimacy with Jesus Really Means and Healing Our Fears with Deacon James Keating Resting on the Heart of Christ special – Discerning Hearts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/sc-2-the-3rd-and-4th-stations-stations-of-the-cross-with-deacon-james-keating/" rel="bookmark" title="SC-2 – The 3rd and 4th Stations – Stations of the Cross with Deacon James Keating">SC-2 – The 3rd and 4th Stations – Stations of the Cross with Deacon James Keating </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ctd1-the-desert-of-consumerism-crossing-the-desert-lent-and-converstion-with-deacon-james-keating-2/" rel="bookmark" title="CTD#1 – “The Desert of Consumerism” – Crossing the Desert: Lent and Conversion with Deacon James Keating">CTD#1 – “The Desert of Consumerism” – Crossing the Desert: Lent and Conversion with Deacon James Keating </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ctd4-desert-sin-crossing-desert-lent-conversion-deacon-james-keating/" rel="bookmark" title="CTD#4 – “The Desert of Sin” – Crossing the Desert: Lent and Conversion with Deacon James Keating">CTD#4 – “The Desert of Sin” – Crossing the Desert: Lent and Conversion with Deacon James Keating </a></li> </ol> </div>

“Trust in His Mercy” is a reflection offered by Deacon Keating at the celebration of Divine Mercy held at Christ the King Church, located in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

 Deacon James Keating, PhD, the director of Theological Formation for the Institute for Priestly Formation, located at Creighton University, in Omaha.

Check out Deacon Keating’s “Discerning Heart” page

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ “Trust in His Mercy” is a reflection offered by Deacon Keating at the celebration of Divine Mercy held at Christ the King Church, located in Omaha, Nebraska.    Deacon James Keating, PhD, the director of Theological Formation for the Institute for Prie...
“Trust in His Mercy” is a reflection offered by Deacon Keating at the celebration of Divine Mercy held at Christ the King Church, located in Omaha, Nebraska.

 
 Deacon James Keating, PhD, the director of Theological Formation for the Institute for Priestly Formation, located at Creighton University, in Omaha.
Check out Deacon Keating’s “Discerning Heart” page

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FG#6 Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Phillippe ep 6 – Fountains of Grace with Donna Garrett http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg6-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-6-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/ Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:04:49 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25223 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg6-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-6-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg6-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-6-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/feed/ 0 <p>Join host Donna Garrett, with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, as they discuss the spiritual classic “Interior Freedom” by Fr.  Jacques Philippe  a priest of  Communaute des Beatitudes, an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right founded in France in 1973.  The members of the Community, which has a contemplative vocation based on Carmelite spirituality, ... <a title="FG#6 Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Phillippe ep 6 – Fountains of Grace with Donna Garrett" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg6-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-6-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/fg6-interior-freedom-fr-jacques-phillippe-ep-6-fountains-grace-donna-garrett/">FG#6 Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Phillippe ep 6 – Fountains of Grace with Donna Garrett</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div>

Join host Donna Garrett, with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, as they discuss the spiritual classic “Interior Freedom” by Fr.  Jacques Philippe  a priest of  Communaute des Beatitudes, an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right founded in France in 1973.  The members of the Community, which has a contemplative vocation based on Carmelite spirituality, are actively engaged in the service of the poor and the proclamation of the Gospel.

Discussed in this episode, among other topics,  from “Interior Freedom” page 84

Donna Garrett is joined in this particular series by Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC

“We can suffer for Only one Moment.”

This effort to live in the reality of each moment is of the greatest importance in times of suffering. St Therese of Lisieux said during her illness; “ I only suffer for one moment. It is because people think about the past and the future that they become discouraged and despair. Nobody has the capacity to suffer for ten or twenty years; but we have the grace to bear today the suffering that is ours now. Projecting things into the future crushes us not experiencing suffering but anticipating it.”

For other episodes in this series click here “Fountains of Grace w/Donna Garrett

You can find “Interior Freedom” here

Fr. Jacques Philippe

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Join host Donna Garrett, with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, as they discuss the spiritual classic “Interior Freedom” by Fr.  Jacques Philippe  a priest of  Communaute des Beatitudes, an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right founde...
Join host Donna Garrett, with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, as they discuss the spiritual classic “Interior Freedom” by Fr.  Jacques Philippe  a priest of  Communaute des Beatitudes, an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right founded in France in 1973.  The members of the Community, which has a contemplative vocation based on Carmelite spirituality, are actively engaged in the service of the poor and the proclamation of the Gospel.
Discussed in this episode, among other topics,  from “Interior Freedom” page 84

“We can suffer for Only one Moment.”
This effort to live in the reality of each moment is of the greatest importance in times of suffering. St Therese of Lisieux said during her illness; “ I only suffer for one moment. It is because people think about the past and the future that they become discouraged and despair. Nobody has the capacity to suffer for ten or twenty years; but we have the grace to bear today the suffering that is ours now. Projecting things into the future crushes us not experiencing suffering but anticipating it.”

For other episodes in this series click here “Fountains of Grace w/Donna Garrett


You can find “Interior Freedom” here

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=21731 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/21731-2/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/21731-2/feed/ 0 <p>Day 6</p> <p>To Brother Raimondo of Capua at Avignon:</p> <p>I do not want you to fall into weariness or confusion through any vexations that you might feel in your mind; but I want you to keep that good and holy and true faithful will which I know that God in His mercy has given you ... Yes, I want that out of the shadows should issue knowledge of yourself, free from confusion...Reflect that through love He keeps your will good, and does not let it run by its own consent or pleasure after the suggestions of the devil. And so, through love, He has permitted to you and me and His other servants, the many vexations and deceits of the devil and fellow-creatures and our own flesh, solely in order that we might rise from negligence, and reach perfect zeal, true humility and most ardent charity: humility which comes from knowledge of self, and charity which comes from knowledge of the goodness of God. There is the soul inspired and consumed by love.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/21731-2/">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 6 – Mp3 audio & text</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-5-2/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 5 – Mp3 audio & Text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 5 – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-4-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio & text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio & text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-1-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1 – Mp3 Audio & Text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1 – Mp3 Audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-2-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio & Text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-3-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio & Text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> </ol> </div> St. Catherine of Siena Novena - Mp3 audio and text 4Day 6

To Brother Raimondo of Capua at Avignon:

I do not want you to fall into weariness or confusion through any vexations that you might feel in your mind; but I want you to keep that good and holy and true faithful will which I know that God in His mercy has given you … Yes, I want that out of the shadows should issue knowledge of yourself, free from confusion…Reflect that through love He keeps your will good, and does not let it run by its own consent or pleasure after the suggestions of the devil. And so, through love, He has permitted to you and me and His other servants, the many vexations and deceits of the devil and fellow-creatures and our own flesh, solely in order that we might rise from negligence, and reach perfect zeal, true humility and most ardent charity: humility which comes from knowledge of self, and charity which comes from knowledge of the goodness of God. There is the soul inspired and consumed by love.

Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church. Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, your unblemished Lamb. In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church. Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, and to remain unshakably faithful to the church in word, deed, and example. Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life, and a beacon of light to the harbor of your Love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition . . . (pause to pray for your own intentions). We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Day 6 - To Brother Raimondo of Capua at Avignon: - I do not want you to fall into weariness or confusion through any vexations that you might feel in your mind; but I want you to keep that good and holy and true faithful will which I know that God in... Day 6
To Brother Raimondo of Capua at Avignon:
I do not want you to fall into weariness or confusion through any vexations that you might feel in your mind; but I want you to keep that good and holy and true faithful will which I know that God in His mercy has given you … Yes, I want that out of the shadows should issue knowledge of yourself, free from confusion…Reflect that through love He keeps your will good, and does not let it run by its own consent or pleasure after the suggestions of the devil. And so, through love, He has permitted to you and me and His other servants, the many vexations and deceits of the devil and fellow-creatures and our own flesh, solely in order that we might rise from negligence, and reach perfect zeal, true humility and most ardent charity: humility which comes from knowledge of self, and charity which comes from knowledge of the goodness of God. There is the soul inspired and consumed by love.
Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church. Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, your unblemished Lamb. In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church. Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, and to remain unshakably faithful to the church in word, deed, and example. Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life, and a beacon of light to the harbor of your Love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition . . . (pause to pray for your own intentions). We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.

For the complete novena visit the St. Catherine of Siena Novena Page


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LR6 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr6-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:59:43 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25211 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr6-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr6-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/feed/ 0 <p>In this episode, Fr. Gallagher reflects on the character of Sam Wyse who represents the hobbit who is the “ordinary person”.  He is an image of what it is to be faithful to the task the Lord has given us. Frodo looked at Sam rather startled, half expecting to see some outward sign of the ... <a title="LR6 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr6-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr6-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/">LR6 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr1-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="LR1 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">LR1 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr2-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="LR2 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">LR2 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr3-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="LR3 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">LR3 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr4-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="LR4 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">LR4 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/lr5-lord-rings-spiritual-retreat-fr-timothy-gallagher/" rel="bookmark" title="LR5 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher">LR5 A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher </a></li> </ol> </div> BA6 - "Refuse to Accept Discouragement" - Begin Again: The Spiritual Legacy of Ven. Bruno Lanteri with Fr. Timothy Gallagher In this episode, Fr. Gallagher reflects on the character of Sam Wyse who represents the hobbit who is the “ordinary person”.  He is an image of what it is to be faithful to the task the Lord has given us.

Frodo looked at Sam rather startled, half expecting to see some outward sign of the odd change that seemed to have come over him. It did not sound like the voice of the old Sam Gamgee that he thought he knew. But it looked like the old Sam Gamgee sitting there, except that his face was unusually thoughtful.

‘Do you feel any need to leave the Shire now – now that your wish to see them has come true already?’ he asked.

‘Yes, sir. I don’t know how to say it, but after last night I feel different. I seem to see ahead, in a kind of way. I know we are going to take a very long road, into darkness; but I know I can’t turn back. It isn’t to see Elves now, nor dragons, nor mountains, that I want – I don’t rightly know what I want: but I have something to do before the end, and it lies ahead, not in the Shire. I must see it through, sir, if you understand me.’ ‘I don’t altogether.

But I understand that Gandalf chose me a good companion. I am content. We will go together.’

Tolkien, J.R.R.. The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings (p. 87). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.

He shook his head, and as he worked things out, slowly a new dark thought grew in his mind. Never for long had hope died in his staunch heart, and always until now he had taken some thought for their return. But the bitter truth came home to him at last: at best their provision would take them to their goal; and when the task was done, there they would come to an end, alone, houseless, foodless in the midst of a terrible desert. There could be no return.

‘So that was the job I felt I had to do when I started,’ thought Sam: ‘to help Mr. Frodo to the last step and then die with him? Well, if that is the job then I must do it.

But I would dearly like to see Bywater again, and Rosie Cotton and her brothers, and the Gaffer and Marigold and all. I can’t think somehow that Gandalf would have sent Mr. Frodo on this errand, if there hadn’t a’ been any hope of his ever coming back at all. Things all went wrong when he went down in Moria. I wish he hadn’t. He would have done something.’

Tolkien, J.R.R.. The Return of the King: Being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings (Kindle Locations 3769-3775). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.

For more episodes in this series:  A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

 

Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Fr. Gallagher is featured on the EWTN series “Living the Discerning Life: The Spiritual Teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola”.

For more information on how to obtain copies of Fr. Gallaghers’s various books and audio which are available for purchase, please visit his website: frtimothygallagher.org

For the other episodes in this series check out Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s “Discerning Hearts” page

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ In this episode, Fr. Gallagher reflects on the character of Sam Wyse who represents the hobbit who is the “ordinary person”.  He is an image of what it is to be faithful to the task the Lord has given us. Frodo looked at Sam rather startled, In this episode, Fr. Gallagher reflects on the character of Sam Wyse who represents the hobbit who is the “ordinary person”.  He is an image of what it is to be faithful to the task the Lord has given us.

Frodo looked at Sam rather startled, half expecting to see some outward sign of the odd change that seemed to have come over him. It did not sound like the voice of the old Sam Gamgee that he thought he knew. But it looked like the old Sam Gamgee sitting there, except that his face was unusually thoughtful.
‘Do you feel any need to leave the Shire now – now that your wish to see them has come true already?’ he asked.
‘Yes, sir. I don’t know how to say it, but after last night I feel different. I seem to see ahead, in a kind of way. I know we are going to take a very long road, into darkness; but I know I can’t turn back. It isn’t to see Elves now, nor dragons, nor mountains, that I want – I don’t rightly know what I want: but I have something to do before the end, and it lies ahead, not in the Shire. I must see it through, sir, if you understand me.’ ‘I don’t altogether.
But I understand that Gandalf chose me a good companion. I am content. We will go together.’

Tolkien, J.R.R.. The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings (p. 87). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.

He shook his head, and as he worked things out, slowly a new dark thought grew in his mind. Never for long had hope died in his staunch heart, and always until now he had taken some thought for their return. But the bitter truth came home to him at last: at best their provision would take them to their goal; and when the task was done, there they would come to an end, alone, houseless, foodless in the midst of a terrible desert. There could be no return.
‘So that was the job I felt I had to do when I started,’ thought Sam: ‘to help Mr. Frodo to the last step and then die with him? Well, if that is the job then I must do it.
But I would dearly like to see Bywater again, and Rosie Cotton and her brothers, and the Gaffer and Marigold and all. I can’t think somehow that Gandalf would have sent Mr. Frodo on this errand, if there hadn’t a’ been any hope of his ever coming back at all. Things all went wrong when he went down in Moria. I wish he hadn’t. He would have done something.’

Tolkien, J.R.R.. The Return of the King: Being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings (Kindle Locations 3769-3775). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.

For more episodes in this series:  A “Lord of the Rings” Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

 
Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Fr. Gallagher is featured on the EWTN series “Living the Discerning Life: The Spiritual Teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola”.
For more information on how to obtain copies of Fr. Gallaghers’s various books and audio which are available for purchase, please visit his website: frtimothygallagher.org
For the other episodes in this series check out Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s “Discerning Hearts” page

KM clean 32:12 HM-3 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-3-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-the-life-and-legacy-of-adrienne-von-speyr-with-dr-adrian-walker/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:16:38 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=20093 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-3-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-the-life-and-legacy-of-adrienne-von-speyr-with-dr-adrian-walker/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-3-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-the-life-and-legacy-of-adrienne-von-speyr-with-dr-adrian-walker/feed/ 0 <p>HM-3 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. Episode 3 – “A Handmaid of the Lord – The Assent” – “A Handmaid of the Lord”: The life and legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker, Ph.D. With Dr. ... <a title="HM-3 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-3-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-the-life-and-legacy-of-adrienne-von-speyr-with-dr-adrian-walker/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-3-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-the-life-and-legacy-of-adrienne-von-speyr-with-dr-adrian-walker/">HM-3 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-4-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-the-life-and-legacy-of-adrienne-von-speyr-with-dr-adrian-walker/" rel="bookmark" title="HM-4 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker">HM-4 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-5-confession-handmaid-lord-life-legacy-adrienne-von-speyr-dr-adrian-walker/" rel="bookmark" title="HM-5 “Confession” – A Handmaid of the Lord: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker">HM-5 “Confession” – A Handmaid of the Lord: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-1-introduction-a-meeting-with-von-balthasar-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-with-dr-adrian-walker/" rel="bookmark" title="HM-1 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker">HM-1 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/hm-2-a-handmaid-of-the-lord-the-life-and-legacy-of-adrienne-von-speyr-with-dr-adrian-walker/" rel="bookmark" title="HM-2 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker">HM-2 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/cw4-st-lady-rosary-praying-blessed-virgin-mary-great-cloud-witnesses-guides-prayer-fr-mark-cyza/" rel="bookmark" title="CW4 Our Lady of the Rosary – Praying with the Blessed Virgin Mary – The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Guides for Prayer with Fr. Mark Cyza – Discerning Hearts">CW4 Our Lady of the Rosary – Praying with the Blessed Virgin Mary – The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Guides for Prayer with Fr. Mark Cyza – Discerning Hearts </a></li> </ol> </div>

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Adrian-WalkerEpisode 3 – “A Handmaid of the Lord – The Assent” – “A Handmaid of the Lord”: The life and legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker, Ph.D.

With Dr. Adrian Walker, we reflect on various aspects of Adrienne’s insight on the Mother of God as described in her book “A Handmaid of the Lord.” In part one of our conversation on the work, Dr. Walker reflects on the meaning of “The Assent.”   We also explore  “The Finding in the Temple” and “The Renunciation”  as events described by Adrienne in the book that helps deepen our appreciation and understanding of the mystery of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

As a sheaf of grain is tied together in the middle and spreads out at either end, so Mary’s life is bound together by her assent. From this assent her life receives its meaning and form and unfolds toward past and future. This single, all-encompassing act accompanies her at every moment of her existence, illuminates every turning point of her life, bestows upon every situation its own particular meaning and in all situations gives Mary herself the grace of renewed understanding. Her assent gives full meaning to every breath, every movement, every prayer of the Mother of God. This is the nature of an assent: it binds the one who gives it, yet it allows him complete freedom in shaping its expression. He fills his assent with his personality, giving it its weight and unique coloring. But he himself is also molded, liberated and fulfilled by his assent. All freedom develops through surrender and through renunciation of liberty. And from this freedom within commitment there arises every sort of fruitfulness.

von Speyr, Adrienne (2012-03-09). Handmaid of the Lord (Kindle Locations 26-33). Ignatius Press. Kindle Edition.

adrienne_von_speyr1Adrienne von Speyr was a Swiss convert, mystic, wife, medical doctor and author of over 60 books on spirituality and theology. She’s inspired countless souls around the world to deepen their mission of prayer and compassion. She entered the Catholic Church under the direction of the great theologian, Hans Urs von Balthasar. In the years that would follow, they would co-found the secular institute, the Community of St. John.

Adrian Walker is an editor of the journal Communio, an International Catholic Review, who received his doctorate in philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Dr. Walker has served as a translator for the English edition of Pope Benedict XVI’s, ” Jesus of Nazareth,” as well as numerous other theological works, including those of Hans Urs von Balthasar and Adrienne von Speyr.

Our series recorded at “Casa Balthasar,” a house of discernment for men located in Rome, Italy. The Casa was founded in 1990 by a group of friends and is directed by Rev. Jacques Servais, S.J.; Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) has been closely associated with the Casa Balthasar from the very beginning as its Cardinal Protector.

 Many of Adrienne von Speyr’s books can found through Ignatius Press

 

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ HM-3 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo. Episode 3 – “A Handmaid of the Lord – The Assent” – “A Handmaid of the Lord”: The life and legacy of Adrienne von Speyr wit...
HM-3 “A Handmaid of the Lord”: the Life and Legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker from Discerning Hearts on Vimeo.
Episode 3 – “A Handmaid of the Lord – The Assent” – “A Handmaid of the Lord”: The life and legacy of Adrienne von Speyr with Dr. Adrian Walker, Ph.D.
With Dr. Adrian Walker, we reflect on various aspects of Adrienne’s insight on the Mother of God as described in her book “A Handmaid of the Lord.” In part one of our conversation on the work, Dr. Walker reflects on the meaning of “The Assent.”   We also explore  “The Finding in the Temple” and “The Renunciation”  as events described by Adrienne in the book that helps deepen our appreciation and understanding of the mystery of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

As a sheaf of grain is tied together in the middle and spreads out at either end, so Mary’s life is bound together by her assent. From this assent her life receives its meaning and form and unfolds toward past and future. This single, all-encompassing act accompanies her at every moment of her existence, illuminates every turning point of her life, bestows upon every situation its own particular meaning and in all situations gives Mary herself the grace of renewed understanding. Her assent gives full meaning to every breath, every movement, every prayer of the Mother of God. This is the nature of an assent: it binds the one who gives it, yet it allows him complete freedom in shaping its expression. He fills his assent with his personality, giving it its weight and unique coloring. But he himself is also molded, liberated and fulfilled by his assent. All freedom develops through surrender and through renunciation of liberty. And from this freedom within commitment there arises every sort of fruitfulness.
von Speyr, Adrienne (2012-03-09). Handmaid of the Lord (Kindle Locations 26-33). Ignatius Press. Kindle Edition.

Adrienne von Speyr was a Swiss convert, mystic, wife, medical doctor and author of over 60 books on spirituality and theology. She’s inspired countless souls around the world to deepen their mission of prayer and compassion. She entered the Catholic Church under the direction of the great theologian, Hans Urs von Balthasar. In the years that would follow, they would co-found the secular institute, the Community of St. John.
Adrian Walker is an editor of the journal Communio, an International Catholic Review, who received his doctorate in philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Dr. Walker has served as a translator for the English edition of Pope Benedict XVI’s, ” Jesus of Nazareth,” as well as numerous other theological works, including those of Hans Urs von Balthasar and Adrienne von Speyr.
Our series recorded at “Casa Balthasar,” a house of discernment for men located in Rome, Italy. The Casa was founded in 1990 by a group of friends and is directed by Rev. Jacques Servais, S.J.; Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) has been closely associated with the Casa Balthasar from the very beginning as its Cardinal Protector.

 Many of Adrienne von Speyr’s books can found through Ignatius Press

 

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=21727 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-5-2/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-5-2/feed/ 0 <p>Day 5</p> <p>To Monna Agnese wife of Francesco, a tailor of Florence</p> <p>I desire to see thee clothed in true and perfect humility--for that is a little virtue which makes us great in the sweet sight of God. This is the virtue which constrained and inclined God to make His most sweet Son incarnate in the Womb of Mary. It is as exalted as the proud are humbled; it shines in the sight of God and men; it binds the hands of the wicked, it unites the soul with God, it purifies and laves away the soil of our sin, and calls on God to show us mercy.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-5-2/">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 5 – Mp3 audio & Text</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-4-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio & text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio & text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-1-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1 – Mp3 Audio & Text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1 – Mp3 Audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-2-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio & Text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-3-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio & Text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-of-siena-novena-day-1-2/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1 </a></li> </ol> </div> St. Catherine of Siena Novena - Mp3 audio and text 5Day 5

To Monna Agnese wife of Francesco, a tailor of Florence

I desire to see thee clothed in true and perfect humility–for that is a little virtue which makes us great in the sight of God. This is the virtue which constrained and inclined God to make His most sweet Son incarnate in the Womb of Mary. It is as exalted as the proud are humbled; it shines in the sight of God and men; it binds the hands of the wicked, it unites the soul with God, it purifies and laves away the soil of our sin, and calls on God to show us mercy.

Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church. Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, your unblemished Lamb. In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church. Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, and to remain unshakably faithful to the church in word, deed, and example. Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life, and a beacon of light to the harbor of your Love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition . . . (pause to pray for your own intentions). We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Day 5 - To Monna Agnese wife of Francesco, a tailor of Florence - I desire to see thee clothed in true and perfect humility--for that is a little virtue which makes us great in the sweet sight of God. This is the virtue which constrained and inclined... Day 5
To Monna Agnese wife of Francesco, a tailor of Florence
I desire to see thee clothed in true and perfect humility–for that is a little virtue which makes us great in the sight of God. This is the virtue which constrained and inclined God to make His most sweet Son incarnate in the Womb of Mary. It is as exalted as the proud are humbled; it shines in the sight of God and men; it binds the hands of the wicked, it unites the soul with God, it purifies and laves away the soil of our sin, and calls on God to show us mercy.
Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church. Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, your unblemished Lamb. In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church. Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, and to remain unshakably faithful to the church in word, deed, and example. Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life, and a beacon of light to the harbor of your Love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition . . . (pause to pray for your own intentions). We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.

For the complete novena visit the St. Catherine of Siena Novena Page


http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=23925 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm06-dr-scott-hahn-father-mercy-new-testament-gospel-divine-mercy/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm06-dr-scott-hahn-father-mercy-new-testament-gospel-divine-mercy/feed/ 0 <p>“The Father of Mercy – New Testament Fulfillment” Talk six presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “The Gospel of Divine Mercy” In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, he has called us to give and receive ... <a title="DM06 Dr. Scott Hahn The Father of Mercy: New Testament The Gospel of Divine Mercy" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm06-dr-scott-hahn-father-mercy-new-testament-gospel-divine-mercy/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm06-dr-scott-hahn-father-mercy-new-testament-gospel-divine-mercy/">DM06 Dr. Scott Hahn The Father of Mercy: New Testament The Gospel of Divine Mercy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip54-dr-scott-hahn-verbum-domini-part-1-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#54 Dr. Scott Hahn – Verbum Domini part 1 on Inside the Pages">IP#54 Dr. Scott Hahn – Verbum Domini part 1 on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip221-dr-scott-hahn-consuming-the-word-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#221 Dr. Scott Hahn – Consuming the Word on Inside the Pages">IP#221 Dr. Scott Hahn – Consuming the Word on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dr-scott-hahn-the-old-testament-testament-the-gospel-of-divine-mercy/" rel="bookmark" title="DM01 Dr. Scott Hahn – The Name of God is Mercy: Old Testament – The Gospel of Divine Mercy">DM01 Dr. Scott Hahn – The Name of God is Mercy: Old Testament – The Gospel of Divine Mercy </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm02-dr-john-bergsma-mercy-psalms-gospel-divine-mercy/" rel="bookmark" title="DM02 Dr. John Bergsma – Mercy and the Psalms – The Gospel of Divine Mercy">DM02 Dr. John Bergsma – Mercy and the Psalms – The Gospel of Divine Mercy </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip80-dr-scott-hahn-signs-of-life-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#80 Dr. Scott Hahn – Signs of Life on Inside the Pages">IP#80 Dr. Scott Hahn – Signs of Life on Inside the Pages </a></li> </ol> </div> scott_hahn_new-_rgb

“The Father of Mercy – New Testament Fulfillment”

Talk six presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “The Gospel of Divine Mercy”

In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, he has called us to give and receive mercy, to seek it for ourselves and others.

But what is mercy? Is it an emotion? An action? An affront to justice or an expression of justice? Moreover, what does it look like in action? Where do we find it described in Sacred Scripture? What do we need to do to receive it? And how do we share God’s mercy as we go about our lives in the world today?

At the 2016 Fullness of Truth Conference, “The Gospel of Divine Mercy,” those questions and more were explored in an attempt to plumb the depths of this all-important manifestation of God’s healing, forgiving, transforming, faithful love with help from the Sacred Page.

Held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, from June 24–25, 2016, the Fullness of Truth Conference featured six talks by St. Paul Center President Dr. Scott Hahn and St. Paul Center Fellows Dr. John Bergsma and Dr. Michael Barber.

Be sure to visit the website for St. Paul Center for Biblical Theologyimg_3026

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ “The Father of Mercy – New Testament Fulfillment” Talk six presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “The Gospel of Divine Mercy” In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ.
“The Father of Mercy – New Testament Fulfillment”
Talk six presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “The Gospel of Divine Mercy”

In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, he has called us to give and receive mercy, to seek it for ourselves and others.
But what is mercy? Is it an emotion? An action? An affront to justice or an expression of justice? Moreover, what does it look like in action? Where do we find it described in Sacred Scripture? What do we need to do to receive it? And how do we share God’s mercy as we go about our lives in the world today?
At the 2016 Fullness of Truth Conference, “The Gospel of Divine Mercy,” those questions and more were explored in an attempt to plumb the depths of this all-important manifestation of God’s healing, forgiving, transforming, faithful love with help from the Sacred Page.
Held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, from June 24–25, 2016, the Fullness of Truth Conference featured six talks by St. Paul Center President Dr. Scott Hahn and St. Paul Center Fellows Dr. John Bergsma and Dr. Michael Barber.

Be sure to visit the website for St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology


http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=9731 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl34-who-are-you-your-catholic-identity-with-msgr-john-esseff-2/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl34-who-are-you-your-catholic-identity-with-msgr-john-esseff-2/feed/ 0 <p>Msgr. Esseff reflects on the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Easter and it's meanings for our lives. He discusses the identity of the Christian, and in particular, what it means to be a "Catholic".</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl34-who-are-you-your-catholic-identity-with-msgr-john-esseff-2/">BKL34 – Who are you? Your Catholic Identity on Divine Mercy Sunday w/ Msgr. John Esseff</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl35-the-great-gift-of-penetcost-building-a-kingdom-of-love-w-msgr-john-esseff-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL35 – The Great Gift of Penetcost with Msgr. John Esseff">BKL35 – The Great Gift of Penetcost with Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl37-the-resurrection-how-do-you-look-at-death-with-msgr-john-esseff-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL37 – The Resurrection – How do you look at death with Msgr. John Esseff">BKL37 – The Resurrection – How do you look at death with Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl4-building-a-kingdom-of-love-w-msgr-john-esseff-the-power-of-baptism-a-story-of-bl-mother-teresa-a-princess-and-a-baby-named-cecilia-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL#4 – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff – The Power of Baptism: a story of Bl. Mother Teresa, a princess, and a baby named Cecilia">BKL#4 – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff – The Power of Baptism: a story of Bl. Mother Teresa, a princess, and a baby named Cecilia </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl41-veni-hospice-veni-christus-with-msgr-john-esseff-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL#41 – Veni Hospice, Veni Christus with Msgr. John Esseff">BKL#41 – Veni Hospice, Veni Christus with Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/bkl48-god-building-kingdom-love-w-msgr-john-esseff-2/" rel="bookmark" title="BKL#48 – ” God is All!!!!” – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff">BKL#48 – ” God is All!!!!” – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff </a></li> </ol> </div> Msgr-Esseff-2Msgr. Esseff reflects on the readings for Divine Mercy Sunday and it’s meanings for our lives.  He discusses the identity of the Christian, and in particular, what it means to be a “Catholic”.

From the NAB

Reading 1ACTS 5:12-16

Many signs and wonders were done among the people
at the hands of the apostles.
They were all together in Solomon’s portico.
None of the others dared to join them, but the people esteemed them.
Yet more than ever, believers in the Lord,
great numbers of men and women, were added to them. Peter-Healing
Thus they even carried the sick out into the streets
and laid them on cots and mats
so that when Peter came by,
at least his shadow might fall on one or another of them.
A large number of people from the towns
in the vicinity of Jerusalem also gathered,
bringing the sick and those disturbed by unclean spirits,
and they were all cured.

 

Msgr. John A. Esseff is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton.  He was ordained on May 30th 1953, by the late Bishop William J. Hafey, D.D. at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton, PA.  Msgr. Esseff served a retreat director and confessor to Blessed Mother Teresa.    He continues to offer direction and retreats for the sisters of the missionaries of charity around the world.  Msgr. Esseff encountered St.  Padre Pio,  who would become a spiritual father to him.  He has lived in areas around the world,  serving  in the Pontifical missions, a Catholic organization established by Bl. Pope John Paul II to bring the Good News to the world especially to the poor.  Msgr. Esseff assisted the founders of the Institute for Priestly Formation and continues to serve as a spiritual director for the Institute.  He continues to  serve as a retreat leader and director to bishops, priests and sisters and seminarians and other religious leaders around the world.   

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To obtain a copy of Msgr. Esseff’s book by visiting here

 

Be sure to visit Msgr. Esseff’s website “Building a Kingdom of  Love

 

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Msgr. Esseff reflects on the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Easter and it's meanings for our lives. He discusses the identity of the Christian, and in particular, what it means to be a "Catholic". Msgr. Esseff reflects on the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Easter and it's meanings for our lives. He discusses the identity of the Christian, and in particular, what it means to be a "Catholic". KM clean 28:18 St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio & text http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-4-mp3-audio-text/ Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:51:53 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=21632 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-4-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-4-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 <p>Day 4</p> <p>To Nanna, daughter of Benincasa, a little maid, her niece, in Florence:</p> <p> Now, then, we must have light--otherwise it would not be enough. This light has to be the light of most holy faith. But the saints say that faith without works is dead, so our faith might be neither living nor holy, but dead. Therefore we need to exert ourselves virtuously all the time, and leave our childishness and vanities, and not behave any longer like worldly girls, but like faithful brides consecrated to Christ crucified; in this way we shall have a lamp, and oil, and light.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-4-mp3-audio-text/">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio & text</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-1-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1 – Mp3 Audio & Text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1 – Mp3 Audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-2-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio & Text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-3-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio & Text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-of-siena-novena-day-1-2/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-7-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 7 – Mp3 audio & Text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 7 – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> </ol> </div> Catholic Spiritual Formation - Catholic Spiritual Direction
Day 4

To Nanna, daughter of Benincasa, a little maid, her niece, in Florence:

 Now, then, we must have light–otherwise it would not be enough. This light has to be the light of most holy faith. But the saints say that faith without works is dead. Therefore we need to exert ourselves virtuously all the time, and leave our childishness and vanities, and not behave any longer like worldly girls, but like faithful brides consecrated to Christ crucified; in this way we shall have a lamp, and oil, and light.

Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church. Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, your unblemished Lamb. In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church. Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, and to remain unshakably faithful to the church in word, deed, and example. Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life, and a beacon of light to the harbor of your Love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition . . . (pause to pray for your own intentions). We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.

For the complete novena visit the St. Catherine of Siena Novena Page

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Day 4
To Nanna, daughter of Benincasa, a little maid, her niece, in Florence:
 Now, then, we must have light–otherwise it would not be enough. This light has to be the light of most holy faith. But the saints say that faith without works is dead. Therefore we need to exert ourselves virtuously all the time, and leave our childishness and vanities, and not behave any longer like worldly girls, but like faithful brides consecrated to Christ crucified; in this way we shall have a lamp, and oil, and light.
Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church. Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, your unblemished Lamb. In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church. Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, and to remain unshakably faithful to the church in word, deed, and example. Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life, and a beacon of light to the harbor of your Love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition . . . (pause to pray for your own intentions). We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.


For the complete novena visit the St. Catherine of Siena Novena Page



http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=17999 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/divine-mercy-chaplet/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/divine-mercy-chaplet/feed/ 0 <p>The Divine Mercy Chaplet   1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed. 2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in ... <a title="Divine Mercy Chaplet" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/divine-mercy-chaplet/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/divine-mercy-chaplet/">Divine Mercy Chaplet</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-8-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 8 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 8 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-9-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 9 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 9 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> </ol> </div> The Divine Mercy Chaplet

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1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.

2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).

4. Conclude with (three times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

StFaustinaKowalska2

divine-mercy-spotlessIn 1933, God gave Saint Faustina a striking vision of His Mercy,
She tells us:

“I saw a great light, with God the Father in the midst of it. Between this light and the earth I saw Jesus nailed to the Cross and in such a way that God, wanting to look upon the earth, had to
look through Our Lord’s wounds and I understood that God blessed the earth for the sake of Jesus.”

Of another vision on Sept. 13, 1935, she writes:

“I saw an Angel, the executor of God’s wrath… about to strike the earth…I began to beg God earnestly for the world with words which I heard interiorly. As I prayed in this way, I saw the
Angel’s helplessness, and he could not carry out the just punishment….”

The following day an inner voice taught her to say this prayer on
ordinary rosary beads:

“First say one ‘Our Father’, ‘Hail Mary’, and ‘I believe’. Then on the large beads say the following words: ‘Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.’

On the smaller beads you are to say the following words:

‘For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the
whole world.’

In conclusion you are to say these words three times:

‘Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us
and on the whole world’.

Jesus said later to Sister Faustina:

“Say unceasingly this chaplet that I have taught you. Anyone who says it will receive great Mercy at the hour of death. Priests will recommend it to sinners as the last hope. Even the most hardened sinner, if he recites this Chaplet even once, will receive grace from My Infinite Mercy. I want the whole world to know My Infinite Mercy. I want to give unimaginable graces to those who trust in My Mercy….”

“….When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person not as the just judge but as the Merciful Savior”.

 

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ The Divine Mercy Chaplet   1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed. 2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, The Divine Mercy Chaplet

 
1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.
2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:

Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).
4. Conclude with (three times):

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.


In 1933, God gave Saint Faustina a striking vision of His Mercy,

She tells us:
“I saw a great light, with God the Father in the midst of it. Between this light and the earth I saw Jesus nailed to the Cross and in such a way that God, wanting to look upon the earth, had to

look through Our Lord’s wounds and I understood that God blessed the earth for the sake of Jesus.”
Of another vision on Sept. 13, 1935, she writes:
“I saw an Angel, the executor of God’s wrath… about to strike the earth…I began to beg God earnestly for the world with words which I heard interiorly. As I prayed in this way, I saw the

Angel’s helplessness, and he could not carry out the just punishment….”
The following day an inner voice taught her to say this prayer on

ordinary rosary beads:
“First say one ‘Our Father’, ‘Hail Mary’, and ‘I believe’. Then on the large beads say the following words: ‘Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.’
On the smaller beads you are to say the following words:
‘For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the

whole world.’
In conclusion you are to say these words three times:
‘Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us

and on the whole world’.
Jesus said later to Sister Faustina:
“Say unceasingly this chaplet that I have taught you. Anyone who says it will receive great Mercy at the hour of death. Priests will recommend it to sinners as the last hope. Even the most hardened sinner, if he recites this Chaplet even once, will receive grace from My Infinite Mercy. I want the whole world to know My Infinite Mercy. I want to give unimaginable graces to those who trust in My Mercy….”
“….When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person not as the just judge but as the Merciful Savior”.
 

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=25192 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/cw7-st-faustina-divine-mercy-great-cloud-witnesses-guides-prayer-fr-mark-cyza/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/cw7-st-faustina-divine-mercy-great-cloud-witnesses-guides-prayer-fr-mark-cyza/feed/ 0 <p>  Fr. Mark Cyza discusses the spiritual life of St. Faustina and the devotion to the Divine Mercy. He will help us to not only incorporate the Divine Mercy into our prayer, but also to every other aspect of our lives. From The Divine Mercy website The Humble Instrument Sister Faustina was a young, uneducated ... <a title="CW7 St. Faustina and Divine Mercy – The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Guides for Prayer with Fr. Mark Cyza" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/cw7-st-faustina-divine-mercy-great-cloud-witnesses-guides-prayer-fr-mark-cyza/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/cw7-st-faustina-divine-mercy-great-cloud-witnesses-guides-prayer-fr-mark-cyza/">CW7 St. Faustina and Divine Mercy – The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Guides for Prayer with Fr. Mark Cyza</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/cw1-st-therese-suffering-prayer-great-cloud-witnesses-guides-prayer-fr-mark-cyza/" rel="bookmark" title="CW1 St. Therese, Suffering, and Prayer – The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Guides for Prayer with Fr. Mark Cyza – Discerning Hearts">CW1 St. Therese, Suffering, and Prayer – The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Guides for Prayer with Fr. Mark Cyza – Discerning Hearts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/cw2-praying-angels-great-cloud-witnesses-guides-prayer-fr-mark-cyza/" rel="bookmark" title="CW2 Praying with the Angels – The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Guides for Prayer with Fr. Mark Cyza">CW2 Praying with the Angels – The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Guides for Prayer with Fr. Mark Cyza </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/cw6-st-francis-never-enough-great-cloud-witnesses-guides-prayer-wfr-mark-cyza/" rel="bookmark" title="CW6 – St. Francis – The “Never-Enough” – The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Guides for Prayer w/Fr. Mark Cyza – Discerning Hearts">CW6 – St. Francis – The “Never-Enough” – The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Guides for Prayer w/Fr. Mark Cyza – Discerning Hearts </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dr-scott-hahn-the-old-testament-testament-the-gospel-of-divine-mercy/" rel="bookmark" title="DM01 Dr. Scott Hahn – The Name of God is Mercy: Old Testament – The Gospel of Divine Mercy">DM01 Dr. Scott Hahn – The Name of God is Mercy: Old Testament – The Gospel of Divine Mercy </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm06-dr-scott-hahn-father-mercy-new-testament-gospel-divine-mercy/" rel="bookmark" title="DM06 Dr. Scott Hahn The Father of Mercy: New Testament The Gospel of Divine Mercy">DM06 Dr. Scott Hahn The Father of Mercy: New Testament The Gospel of Divine Mercy </a></li> </ol> </div>  Fr.-Mark-Cyza

Fr. Mark Cyza discusses the spiritual life of St. Faustina and the devotion to the Divine Mercy. He will help us to not only incorporate the Divine Mercy into our prayer, but also to every other aspect of our lives.

From The Divine Mercy website

The Humble Instrument

Sister Faustina was a young, uneducated nun in a convent of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Poland during the 1930s. She came from a poor family that struggled during the years of World War I. She had only three years of simple education, so hers were the humblest tasks in the convent, usually in the kitchen or garden. However, she received extraordinary revelations — or messages — from our Lord Jesus. Jesus asked Sr. Faustina to record these experiences, which she compiled into notebooks. These notebooks are known today as the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, and the words contained within are God’s loving message of Divine Mercy.

Though the Divine Mercy message is not new to the teachings of the Church, Sr. Faustina’s Diary sparked a great movement, and a strong and significant focus on the mercy of Christ. Saint John Paul II canonized Sr. Faustina in 2000 making her the “first saint of the new millennium.” Speaking of Sr. Faustina and the importance of the message contained in her Diary, the Pope call her “the great apostle of Divine Mercy in our time.”

Today, we continue to rely of St. Faustina as a constant reminder of the message to trust in Jesus’ endless mercy, and to live life mercifully toward others. We also turn to her in prayer and request her intercession to our merciful Savior on our behalf. At the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, we include the following in our 3 o’clock prayers:

Saint Faustina,
you told us that your mission would continue after your death and that you would not forget us. Our Lord also granted you a great privilege, telling you to “distribute graces as you will, to who you will, and when you will.” Relying on this, we ask your intercession for the graces we need, especially for the intentions just mentioned. Help us, above all, to trust in Jesus as you did and thus to glorify His mercy every moment of our lives.  Amen

You can find the Diary of St. Faustina here

 

I wish solemnly to entrust the world to Divine Mercy. I do so with the burning desire that the message of God’s merciful love, proclaimed here through St. Faustina, may be made known to all the peoples of the earth and fill their hearts with hope.— –Pope John Paul II, Consecration homily at the International Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Laqiewniki, Poland.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/   Fr. Mark Cyza discusses the spiritual life of St. Faustina and the devotion to the Divine Mercy. He will help us to not only incorporate the Divine Mercy into our prayer, but also to every other aspect of our lives.  
Fr. Mark Cyza discusses the spiritual life of St. Faustina and the devotion to the Divine Mercy. He will help us to not only incorporate the Divine Mercy into our prayer, but also to every other aspect of our lives.
From The Divine Mercy website

The Humble Instrument
Sister Faustina was a young, uneducated nun in a convent of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Poland during the 1930s. She came from a poor family that struggled during the years of World War I. She had only three years of simple education, so hers were the humblest tasks in the convent, usually in the kitchen or garden. However, she received extraordinary revelations — or messages — from our Lord Jesus. Jesus asked Sr. Faustina to record these experiences, which she compiled into notebooks. These notebooks are known today as the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, and the words contained within are God’s loving message of Divine Mercy.
Though the Divine Mercy message is not new to the teachings of the Church, Sr. Faustina’s Diary sparked a great movement, and a strong and significant focus on the mercy of Christ. Saint John Paul II canonized Sr. Faustina in 2000 making her the “first saint of the new millennium.” Speaking of Sr. Faustina and the importance of the message contained in her Diary, the Pope call her “the great apostle of Divine Mercy in our time.”
Today, we continue to rely of St. Faustina as a constant reminder of the message to trust in Jesus’ endless mercy, and to live life mercifully toward others. We also turn to her in prayer and request her intercession to our merciful Savior on our behalf. At the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, we include the following in our 3 o’clock prayers:
Saint Faustina,

you told us that your mission would continue after your death and that you would not forget us. Our Lord also granted you a great privilege, telling you to “distribute graces as you will, to who you will, and when you will.” Relying on this, we ask your intercession for the graces we need, especially for the intentions just mentioned. Help us, above all, to trust in Jesus as you did and thus to glorify His mercy every moment of our lives.  Amen


You can find the Diary of St. Faustina here
 
I wish solemnly to entrust the world to Divine Mercy. I do so with the burning desire that the message of God’s merciful love, proclaimed here through St. Faustina, may be made known to all the peoples of the earth and fill their hearts with hope.— –Pope John Paul II, Consecration homily at the International Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Laqiewniki, Poland.

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=23483 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm03-dr-michael-barber-jesus-miracle-mercy-gospels-gospel-divine-mercy/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm03-dr-michael-barber-jesus-miracle-mercy-gospels-gospel-divine-mercy/feed/ 0 <p>“Jesus and the Miracle of Mercy in the Gospels” Talk Three presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “Jesus and the Miracle of Mercy in the Gospels” In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, he has called ... <a title="DM03 Dr. Michael Barber – Jesus and the Miracle of Mercy in the Gospels – The Gospel of Divine Mercy" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm03-dr-michael-barber-jesus-miracle-mercy-gospels-gospel-divine-mercy/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm03-dr-michael-barber-jesus-miracle-mercy-gospels-gospel-divine-mercy/">DM03 Dr. Michael Barber – Jesus and the Miracle of Mercy in the Gospels – The Gospel of Divine Mercy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm02-dr-john-bergsma-mercy-psalms-gospel-divine-mercy/" rel="bookmark" title="DM02 Dr. John Bergsma – Mercy and the Psalms – The Gospel of Divine Mercy">DM02 Dr. John Bergsma – Mercy and the Psalms – The Gospel of Divine Mercy </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm04-dr-john-bergsma-mercy-alms-gospel-divine-mercy/" rel="bookmark" title="DM04 Dr. John Bergsma – Mercy and Alms – The Gospel of Divine Mercy">DM04 Dr. John Bergsma – Mercy and Alms – The Gospel of Divine Mercy </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip221-dr-scott-hahn-consuming-the-word-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#221 Dr. Scott Hahn – Consuming the Word on Inside the Pages">IP#221 Dr. Scott Hahn – Consuming the Word on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm05-dr-michael-barber-grace-divine-mercy-st-paul-gospel-divine-mercy/" rel="bookmark" title="DM05 Dr. Michael Barber – Grace as Divine Mercy in St. Paul – The Gospel of Divine Mercy">DM05 Dr. Michael Barber – Grace as Divine Mercy in St. Paul – The Gospel of Divine Mercy </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm06-dr-scott-hahn-father-mercy-new-testament-gospel-divine-mercy/" rel="bookmark" title="DM06 Dr. Scott Hahn The Father of Mercy: New Testament The Gospel of Divine Mercy">DM06 Dr. Scott Hahn The Father of Mercy: New Testament The Gospel of Divine Mercy </a></li> </ol> </div> “Jesus and the Miracle of Mercy in the Gospels”michael-barber

Talk Three presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “Jesus and the Miracle of Mercy in the Gospels”

In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, he has called us to give and receive mercy, to seek it for ourselves and others.

But what is mercy? Is it an emotion? An action? An affront to justice or an expression of justice? Moreover, what does it look like in action? Where do we find it described in Sacred Scripture? What do we need to do to receive it? And how do we share God’s mercy as we go about our lives in the world today?

At the 2016 Fullness of Truth Conference, “The Gospel of Divine Mercy,” those questions and more were explored in an attempt to plumb the depths of this all-important manifestation of God’s healing, forgiving, transforming, faithful love with help from the Sacred Page.

Held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, from June 24–25, 2016, the Fullness of Truth Conference featured six talks by St. Paul Center President Dr. Scott Hahn and St. Paul Center Fellows Dr. John Bergsma and Dr. Michael Barber.

Be sure to visit the website for St. Paul Center for Biblical Theologyimg_3026

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Talk Three presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “Jesus and the Miracle of Mercy in the Gospels”

In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, he has called us to give and receive mercy, to seek it for ourselves and others.
But what is mercy? Is it an emotion? An action? An affront to justice or an expression of justice? Moreover, what does it look like in action? Where do we find it described in Sacred Scripture? What do we need to do to receive it? And how do we share God’s mercy as we go about our lives in the world today?
At the 2016 Fullness of Truth Conference, “The Gospel of Divine Mercy,” those questions and more were explored in an attempt to plumb the depths of this all-important manifestation of God’s healing, forgiving, transforming, faithful love with help from the Sacred Page.
Held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, from June 24–25, 2016, the Fullness of Truth Conference featured six talks by St. Paul Center President Dr. Scott Hahn and St. Paul Center Fellows Dr. John Bergsma and Dr. Michael Barber.

Be sure to visit the website for St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology


http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=21708 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-3-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-3-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 <p>The Eternal Father speaks to Catherine:</p> <p>Dearest daughter, contemplate the marvelous state of the soul who receives this bread of life, this food of angels, as she ought. When she receives this sacrament she lives in me and I in her. Just as the fish is in the sea and the sea in the fish, so am I in the soul and the soul in me, the sea of peace. Grace lives in such a soul because, having received this bread of life in grace, she lives in grace.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-3-mp3-audio-text/">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio & Text</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-1-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1 – Mp3 Audio & Text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1 – Mp3 Audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-2-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio & Text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-of-siena-novena-day-1-2/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-4-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio & text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio & text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/21731-2/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 6 – Mp3 audio & text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 6 – Mp3 audio & text </a></li> </ol> </div>
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St. Catherine of Siena Novena - Mp3 audio and text 7The Eternal Father speaks to Catherine:

Dearest daughter, contemplate the marvelous state of the soul who receives this bread of life, this food of angels, as she ought. When she receives this sacrament she lives in me and I in her. Just as the fish is in the sea and the sea in the fish, so am I in the soul and the soul in me, the sea of peace. Grace lives in such a soul because, having received this bread of life in grace, she lives in grace.

Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church. Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, your unblemished Lamb. In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church. Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, and to remain unshakably faithful to the church in word, deed, and example. Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life, and a beacon of light to the harbor of your Love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition . . . (pause to pray for your own intentions). We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ The Eternal Father speaks to Catherine: - Dearest daughter, contemplate the marvelous state of the soul who receives this bread of life, this food of angels, as she ought. When she receives this sacrament she lives in me and I in her. Day 3
The Eternal Father speaks to Catherine:
Dearest daughter, contemplate the marvelous state of the soul who receives this bread of life, this food of angels, as she ought. When she receives this sacrament she lives in me and I in her. Just as the fish is in the sea and the sea in the fish, so am I in the soul and the soul in me, the sea of peace. Grace lives in such a soul because, having received this bread of life in grace, she lives in grace.
Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church. Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, your unblemished Lamb. In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church. Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, and to remain unshakably faithful to the church in word, deed, and example. Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life, and a beacon of light to the harbor of your Love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition . . . (pause to pray for your own intentions). We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.


For the complete novena visit the St. Catherine of Siena Novena Page



http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=21457 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-9-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-9-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 <p>Ninth Day - " The souls who have become lukewarm."</p> <p>“Today bring to Me the Souls who have become Lukewarm, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: ‘Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.’ For them, the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy.”</p> <p>Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love, let these tepid souls who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love, and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.</p> <p>Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross: Let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-9-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/">Day 9 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-8-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 8 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 8 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-4-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 4 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 4 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-6-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 6 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 6 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-7-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 7 – Divine Mercy Novena- Mp3 audio & Text">Day 7 – Divine Mercy Novena- Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-5-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 5 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 5 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> </ol> </div> Ninth Day – ”  The souls who have become lukewarm.Divine_Mercy-9

“Today bring to Me the Souls who have become Lukewarm, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: ‘Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.’ For them, the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy.”

Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love, let these tepid souls who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love, and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross: Let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen.

Click here for the entire 9 Day Novena

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Ninth Day - " The souls who have become lukewarm." - “Today bring to Me the Souls who have become Lukewarm, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garde... Ninth Day – ”  The souls who have become lukewarm.“
“Today bring to Me the Souls who have become Lukewarm, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: ‘Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.’ For them, the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy.”
Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love, let these tepid souls who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love, and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross: Let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen.
Click here for the entire 9 Day Novena

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Divine Mercy…In Conversation with Vinny Flynn http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/vinny-flynn-divine-mercy-2/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:13:26 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=11556 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/vinny-flynn-divine-mercy-2/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/vinny-flynn-divine-mercy-2/feed/ 0 <p>Bruce and I were delighted to talk with Vinny Flynn about the origin of the Divine Mercy message and devotion. Vinny Flynn is a popular speaker at Catholic conferences around the world, and is the best-selling author of 7 Secrets of the Eucharist, 21 Ways to Worship, 7 Secrets of Confession, and Mercy’s Gaze. Vinny ... <a title="Divine Mercy…In Conversation with Vinny Flynn" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/vinny-flynn-divine-mercy-2/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/vinny-flynn-divine-mercy-2/">Divine Mercy…In Conversation with Vinny Flynn</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip183-dr-regis-martin-still-point-loss-longing-and-our-search-for-god-on-inside-the-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#183 Dr. Regis Martin – Still Point: Loss, Longing and Our Search for God on Inside the Pages">IP#183 Dr. Regis Martin – Still Point: Loss, Longing and Our Search for God on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip64-sr-briege-mckenna-the-power-of-the-sacraments-part-1-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#64 Sr. Briege McKenna – The Power of the Sacraments part 1 on Inside the Pages">IP#64 Sr. Briege McKenna – The Power of the Sacraments part 1 on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip121-fr-larry-richards-surrender-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#121 Fr. Larry Richards – Surrender on Inside the Pages">IP#121 Fr. Larry Richards – Surrender on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip171-fr-michael-gaitley-consoling-the-heart-of-jesus-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#171 Fr. Michael Gaitley – Consoling the Heart of Jesus on Inside the Pages">IP#171 Fr. Michael Gaitley – Consoling the Heart of Jesus on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip254-mark-brumley-know-jesus-christ-inside-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#255 Mark Brumley – To Know Jesus as the Christ on Inside the Pages">IP#255 Mark Brumley – To Know Jesus as the Christ on Inside the Pages </a></li> </ol> </div>

Bruce and I were delighted to talk with Vinny Flynn about the origin of the Divine Mercy message and devotion.

Vinny Flynn is a popular speaker at Catholic conferences around the world, and is the best-selling author of 7 Secrets of the Eucharist, 21 Ways to Worship, 7 Secrets of Confession, and Mercy’s Gaze. Vinny has helped train many of the people writing and speaking about Divine Mercy today. He also has been singing the original “Chaplet of Divine Mercy” on EWTN with some of his children for over 20 years.

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Bruce and I were delighted to talk with Vinny Flynn about the origin of the Divine Mercy message and devotion. Vinny Flynn is a popular speaker at Catholic conferences around the world, and is the best-selling author of 7 Secrets of the Eucharist,
Bruce and I were delighted to talk with Vinny Flynn about the origin of the Divine Mercy message and devotion.
Vinny Flynn is a popular speaker at Catholic conferences around the world, and is the best-selling author of 7 Secrets of the Eucharist, 21 Ways to Worship, 7 Secrets of Confession, and Mercy’s Gaze. Vinny has helped train many of the people writing and speaking about Divine Mercy today. He also has been singing the original “Chaplet of Divine Mercy” on EWTN with some of his children for over 20 years.


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DM05 Dr. Michael Barber – Grace as Divine Mercy in St. Paul – The Gospel of Divine Mercy http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm05-dr-michael-barber-grace-divine-mercy-st-paul-gospel-divine-mercy/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:56:41 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=23777 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm05-dr-michael-barber-grace-divine-mercy-st-paul-gospel-divine-mercy/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm05-dr-michael-barber-grace-divine-mercy-st-paul-gospel-divine-mercy/feed/ 0 <p>“Grace as Divine Mercy in St. Paul” Talk Three presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “Jesus and the Miracle of Mercy in the Gospels” In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, he has called us to ... <a title="DM05 Dr. Michael Barber – Grace as Divine Mercy in St. Paul – The Gospel of Divine Mercy" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm05-dr-michael-barber-grace-divine-mercy-st-paul-gospel-divine-mercy/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm05-dr-michael-barber-grace-divine-mercy-st-paul-gospel-divine-mercy/">DM05 Dr. Michael Barber – Grace as Divine Mercy in St. Paul – The Gospel of Divine Mercy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm02-dr-john-bergsma-mercy-psalms-gospel-divine-mercy/" rel="bookmark" title="DM02 Dr. John Bergsma – Mercy and the Psalms – The Gospel of Divine Mercy">DM02 Dr. John Bergsma – Mercy and the Psalms – The Gospel of Divine Mercy </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm04-dr-john-bergsma-mercy-alms-gospel-divine-mercy/" rel="bookmark" title="DM04 Dr. John Bergsma – Mercy and Alms – The Gospel of Divine Mercy">DM04 Dr. John Bergsma – Mercy and Alms – The Gospel of Divine Mercy </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm06-dr-scott-hahn-father-mercy-new-testament-gospel-divine-mercy/" rel="bookmark" title="DM06 Dr. Scott Hahn The Father of Mercy: New Testament The Gospel of Divine Mercy">DM06 Dr. Scott Hahn The Father of Mercy: New Testament The Gospel of Divine Mercy </a></li> </ol> </div> “Grace as Divine Mercy in St. Paul”

Talk Three presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “Jesus and the Miracle of Mercy in the Gospels”

In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, he has called us to give and receive mercy, to seek it for ourselves and others.

But what is mercy? Is it an emotion? An action? An affront to justice or an expression of justice? Moreover, what does it look like in action? Where do we find it described in Sacred Scripture? What do we need to do to receive it? And how do we share God’s mercy as we go about our lives in the world today?

At the 2016 Fullness of Truth Conference, “The Gospel of Divine Mercy,” those questions and more were explored in an attempt to plumb the depths of this all-important manifestation of God’s healing, forgiving, transforming, faithful love with help from the Sacred Page.

Held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, from June 24–25, 2016, the Fullness of Truth Conference featured six talks by St. Paul Center President Dr. Scott Hahn and St. Paul Center Fellows Dr. John Bergsma and Dr. Michael Barber.

Be sure to visit the website for St. Paul Center for Biblical Theologyimg_3026

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ “Grace as Divine Mercy in St. Paul” Talk Three presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “Jesus and the Miracle of Mercy in the Gospels” In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Ch... “Grace as Divine Mercy in St. Paul”

Talk Three presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “Jesus and the Miracle of Mercy in the Gospels”

In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, he has called us to give and receive mercy, to seek it for ourselves and others.
But what is mercy? Is it an emotion? An action? An affront to justice or an expression of justice? Moreover, what does it look like in action? Where do we find it described in Sacred Scripture? What do we need to do to receive it? And how do we share God’s mercy as we go about our lives in the world today?
At the 2016 Fullness of Truth Conference, “The Gospel of Divine Mercy,” those questions and more were explored in an attempt to plumb the depths of this all-important manifestation of God’s healing, forgiving, transforming, faithful love with help from the Sacred Page.
Held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, from June 24–25, 2016, the Fullness of Truth Conference featured six talks by St. Paul Center President Dr. Scott Hahn and St. Paul Center Fellows Dr. John Bergsma and Dr. Michael Barber.

Be sure to visit the website for St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology


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St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio & Text http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-2-mp3-audio-text/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:52:54 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=21693 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-2-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-2-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 <p>Day 2</p> <p>The Eternal Father speaks to Catherine:</p> <p>My Truth invited you to call out thus when He said: "Call and you will be answered; knock and it shall be opened to you; ask and it shall be given to you." So I am telling you what I want you to do. Never relax your desire to ask for My help. Never lower you voice in crying out to Me to be merciful to the world. Never stop knocking at the door of my Truth by following in His footsteps. Find your delight with Him on the cross by feeding on souls for the glory and praise of My Name.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-2-mp3-audio-text/">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 2 – Mp3 audio & Text</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-1-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1 – Mp3 Audio & Text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1 – Mp3 Audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-of-siena-novena-day-1-2/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1 </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-4-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio & text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 4 – Mp3 audio & text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-siena-novena-day-3-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio & Text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 3 – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/21731-2/" rel="bookmark" title="St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 6 – Mp3 audio & text">St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 6 – Mp3 audio & text </a></li> </ol> </div> Fr. Thomas McDermott - Prayer and the Dominican Tradition 2
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The Eternal Father speaks to Catherine:

My Truth invited you to call out thus when He said: “Call and you will be answered; knock and it shall be opened to you; ask and it shall be given to you.” So I am telling you what I want you to do. Never relax your desire to ask for My help. Never lower you voice in crying out to Me to be merciful to the world. Never stop knocking at the door of my Truth by following in His footsteps. Find your delight with Him on the cross by feeding on souls for the glory and praise of My Name.

Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church. Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, your unblemished Lamb. In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church. Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, and to remain unshakably faithful to the church in word, deed, and example. Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life, and a beacon of light to the harbor of your Love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition . . . (pause to pray for your own intentions). We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.

(First paragraph excerpt taken from Dialogue of St Catherine,(Chapter 107), Translated by Suzanne Noffke, Classics of Western Spirituality Series.)

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Day 2 - The Eternal Father speaks to Catherine: - My Truth invited you to call out thus when He said: "Call and you will be answered; knock and it shall be opened to you; ask and it shall be given to you." So I am telling you what I want you to do.

Day 2
The Eternal Father speaks to Catherine:
My Truth invited you to call out thus when He said: “Call and you will be answered; knock and it shall be opened to you; ask and it shall be given to you.” So I am telling you what I want you to do. Never relax your desire to ask for My help. Never lower you voice in crying out to Me to be merciful to the world. Never stop knocking at the door of my Truth by following in His footsteps. Find your delight with Him on the cross by feeding on souls for the glory and praise of My Name.
Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church. Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, your unblemished Lamb. In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church. Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, and to remain unshakably faithful to the church in word, deed, and example. Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life, and a beacon of light to the harbor of your Love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition . . . (pause to pray for your own intentions). We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.
(First paragraph excerpt taken from Dialogue of St Catherine,(Chapter 107), Translated by Suzanne Noffke, Classics of Western Spirituality Series.)


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http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=21439 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-8-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-8-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 <p>Eighth Day - " The souls who are detained in purgatory"</p> <p>“Today bring to Me the Souls who are in the prison of Purgatory, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice.”</p> <p>Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy may be celebrated.</p> <p>Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded: Manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way but only through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-8-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/">Day 8 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-4-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 4 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 4 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-6-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 6 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 6 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-7-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 7 – Divine Mercy Novena- Mp3 audio & Text">Day 7 – Divine Mercy Novena- Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-2-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 2 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 2 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-5-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 5 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 5 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> </ol> </div> Eighth Day – The souls who are detained in purgatorydivinemercy21

“Today bring to Me the Souls who are in the prison of Purgatory, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice.”

Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy may be celebrated.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded: Manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way but only through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Eighth Day - " The souls who are detained in purgatory" - “Today bring to Me the Souls who are in the prison of Purgatory, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. Eighth Day – “ The souls who are detained in purgatory“
“Today bring to Me the Souls who are in the prison of Purgatory, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice.”
Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy may be celebrated.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded: Manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way but only through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen.

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I LOVE this book!  “The Second Greatest Story Ever Told: Now is the Time of Mercy” is outstanding!  Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC is able to once again provide just the right amount of insight, depth, and practical application to an important aspect of our collective spiritual experience!  He brings forward to us the “School of Trust” whose curriculum is the continuing story of our salvation revealed to us over the last 2000 years and lived out and taught to us through the lives of the saints.  Fr. Gaitley’s storytelling is thoroughly engaging.  This a page turner you truly will not want to set aside.  Filled with so many “ah-ha” moments you’ll be saying to yourself over and over again “Oh, I knew that, but I didn’t know I knew that” or “Ok, wow, now I see the connection!”  This is also a book that you’ll want to give to others…follow through with that impulse, they will be glad you did!  HIGHLY recommended!

 

Second-Greatest-Story-Ever-You can find the book here

From the book description:

In The Second Greatest Story Ever Told bestselling author Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, reveals St. John Paul II’s witness for our time. Building on the prophetic voices of Margaret Mary Alacoque, Thérèse of Lisieux, Maximilian Kolbe, and Faustina Kowalska, The Second Greatest Story Ever Told is more than a historical account of the Great Mercy Pope. This book expounds on the profound connection between Divine Mercy and Marian consecration. It serves as an inspiration for all those who desire to bear witness to the mercy of God, focused on Christ and formed by Mary. Now is the time of mercy. Now is the time to make John Paul’s story your own.

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ I LOVE this book! "The Second Greatest Story Ever Told: Now is the Time of Mercy" is outstanding! Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC is able to once again provide just the right amount of insight, depth, and practical application to an important aspect of our ...
I LOVE this book!  “The Second Greatest Story Ever Told: Now is the Time of Mercy” is outstanding!  Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC is able to once again provide just the right amount of insight, depth, and practical application to an important aspect of our collective spiritual experience!  He brings forward to us the “School of Trust” whose curriculum is the continuing story of our salvation revealed to us over the last 2000 years and lived out and taught to us through the lives of the saints.  Fr. Gaitley’s storytelling is thoroughly engaging.  This a page turner you truly will not want to set aside.  Filled with so many “ah-ha” moments you’ll be saying to yourself over and over again “Oh, I knew that, but I didn’t know I knew that” or “Ok, wow, now I see the connection!”  This is also a book that you’ll want to give to others…follow through with that impulse, they will be glad you did!  HIGHLY recommended!
 
You can find the book here
From the book description:
In The Second Greatest Story Ever Told bestselling author Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, reveals St. John Paul II’s witness for our time. Building on the prophetic voices of Margaret Mary Alacoque, Thérèse of Lisieux, Maximilian Kolbe, and Faustina Kowalska, The Second Greatest Story Ever Told is more than a historical account of the Great Mercy Pope. This book expounds on the profound connection between Divine Mercy and Marian consecration. It serves as an inspiration for all those who desire to bear witness to the mercy of God, focused on Christ and formed by Mary. Now is the time of mercy. Now is the time to make John Paul’s story your own.

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Talk Four presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “Mercy and the Psalms”

In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, he has called us to give and receive mercy, to seek it for ourselves and others.

But what is mercy? Is it an emotion? An action? An affront to justice or an expression of justice? Moreover, what does it look like in action? Where do we find it described in Sacred Scripture? What do we need to do to receive it? And how do we share God’s mercy as we go about our lives in the world today?

At the 2016 Fullness of Truth Conference, “The Gospel of Divine Mercy,” those questions and more were explored in an attempt to plumb the depths of this all-important manifestation of God’s healing, forgiving, transforming, faithful love with help from the Sacred Page.

Held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, from June 24–25, 2016, the Fullness of Truth Conference featured six talks by St. Paul Center President Dr. Scott Hahn and St. Paul Center Fellows Dr. John Bergsma and Dr. Michael Barber.

Be sure to visit the website for St. Paul Center for Biblical Theologyimg_3026

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ “Mercy and Alms” Talk Four presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “Mercy and the Psalms” In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, “Mercy and Alms”

Talk Four presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “Mercy and the Psalms”

In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, he has called us to give and receive mercy, to seek it for ourselves and others.
But what is mercy? Is it an emotion? An action? An affront to justice or an expression of justice? Moreover, what does it look like in action? Where do we find it described in Sacred Scripture? What do we need to do to receive it? And how do we share God’s mercy as we go about our lives in the world today?
At the 2016 Fullness of Truth Conference, “The Gospel of Divine Mercy,” those questions and more were explored in an attempt to plumb the depths of this all-important manifestation of God’s healing, forgiving, transforming, faithful love with help from the Sacred Page.
Held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, from June 24–25, 2016, the Fullness of Truth Conference featured six talks by St. Paul Center President Dr. Scott Hahn and St. Paul Center Fellows Dr. John Bergsma and Dr. Michael Barber.

Be sure to visit the website for St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology


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Day 1St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 1

From a letter to Frate Giusto di Giovanni da Volterra:

“He gave His blood out of love and it is with this love that He asks us for a drink. I mean that Jesus, who loves, is asking to be loved and served. It is only right that the one who loves ought to be loved. This is how we give our Creator a drink: when we give Him love for love. But we cannot give it to Him through any service we can render Him; no we must give it to Him in the person of our neighbor.”

Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church. Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, your unblemished Lamb. In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church. Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, and to remain unshakably faithful to the church in word, deed, and example. Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life, and a beacon of light to the harbor of your Love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition . . . (pause to pray for your own intentions). We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.

(First paragraph excerpt taken from Letter 8 in Letters of St Catherine of Siena, Volume II translated by Suzanne Noffke OP,- published by Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies,2001)

For the complete novena visit the St. Catherine of Siena Novena Page

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Day 1 - From a letter to Frate Giusto di Giovanni da Volterra: - "He gave His blood out of love and it is with this love that He asks us for a drink. I mean that Jesus, who loves, is asking to be loved and served. Day 1
From a letter to Frate Giusto di Giovanni da Volterra:
“He gave His blood out of love and it is with this love that He asks us for a drink. I mean that Jesus, who loves, is asking to be loved and served. It is only right that the one who loves ought to be loved. This is how we give our Creator a drink: when we give Him love for love. But we cannot give it to Him through any service we can render Him; no we must give it to Him in the person of our neighbor.”
Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church. Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, your unblemished Lamb. In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church. Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, and to remain unshakably faithful to the church in word, deed, and example. Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life, and a beacon of light to the harbor of your Love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition . . . (pause to pray for your own intentions). We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.
(First paragraph excerpt taken from Letter 8 in Letters of St Catherine of Siena, Volume II translated by Suzanne Noffke OP,- published by Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies,2001)
For the complete novena visit the St. Catherine of Siena Novena Page

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“Today bring to Me the Souls who especially venerate and glorify My Mercy*, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death.”

Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself. In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident of Your mercy; and united to You, O Jesus, they carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy, and their hearts, overflowing with joy, sing a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God:

Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who said to them that during their life, but especially at the hour of death, the souls who will venerate this fathomless mercy of His, He, Himself, will defend as His glory. Amen.

*The text leads one to conclude that in the first prayer directed to Jesus, Who is the Redeemer, it is “victim” souls and contemplatives that are being prayed for; those persons, that is, that voluntarily offered themselves to God for the salvation of their neighbor (see Col 1:24; 2 Cor 4:12). This explains their close union with the Savior and the extraordinary efficacy that their invisible activity has for others. In the second prayer, directed to the Father from whom comes “every worthwhile gift and every genuine benefit,”we recommend the “active” souls, who promote devotion to The Divine Mercy and exercise with it all the other works that lend themselves to the spiritual and material uplifting of their brethren.

 

 

 

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“Today bring to Me the Souls who especially venerate and glorify My Mercy*, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death.”
Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself. In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident of Your mercy; and united to You, O Jesus, they carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy, and their hearts, overflowing with joy, sing a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God:
Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who said to them that during their life, but especially at the hour of death, the souls who will venerate this fathomless mercy of His, He, Himself, will defend as His glory. Amen.
*The text leads one to conclude that in the first prayer directed to Jesus, Who is the Redeemer, it is “victim” souls and contemplatives that are being prayed for; those persons, that is, that voluntarily offered themselves to God for the salvation of their neighbor (see Col 1:24; 2 Cor 4:12). This explains their close union with the Savior and the extraordinary efficacy that their invisible activity has for others. In the second prayer, directed to the Father from whom comes “every worthwhile gift and every genuine benefit,”we recommend the “active” souls, who promote devotion to The Divine Mercy and exercise with it all the other works that lend themselves to the spiritual and material uplifting of their brethren.
 
 
 

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“Today bring to Me the Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of  Little Children, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence.”

Most Merciful Jesus, You yourself have said, “Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart.” Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy and they are the heavenly Father’s favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls, upon humble souls, and upon little children who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight You take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

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“Today bring to Me the Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of  Little Children, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence.”
Most Merciful Jesus, You yourself have said, “Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart.” Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy and they are the heavenly Father’s favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls, upon humble souls, and upon little children who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight You take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=21431 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-5-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-5-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 <p>“Today bring to Me the Souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church*, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion.”</p> <p>Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy.</p> <p>Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Son’s Church, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-5-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/">Day 5 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss yarpp-related-none'> No related posts. </div> Fifth Day –The souls of separated brethrendivine_mercy_sIcon

“Today bring to Me the Souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church*, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion.”

Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Son’s Church, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.

*Our Lord’s original words here were “heretics and schismatics,” since He spoke to Saint Faustina within the context of her times. As of the Second Vatican Council, Church authorities have seen fit not to use those designations in accordance with the explanation given in the Council’s Decree on Ecumenism (n.3).

Every pope since the Council has reaffirmed that usage. Saint Faustina herself, her heart always in harmony with the mind of the Church, most certainly would have agreed. When at one time, because of the decisions of her superiors and father confessor, she was not able to execute Our Lord’s inspirations and orders, she declared: “I will follow Your will insofar as You will permit me to do so through Your representative. O my Jesus ” I give priority to the voice of the Church over the voice with which You speak to me” (497). The Lord confirmed her action and praised her for it.

 

 

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ “Today bring to Me the Souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church*, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church My woun... Fifth Day – “The souls of separated brethren“
“Today bring to Me the Souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church*, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion.”
Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Son’s Church, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.
*Our Lord’s original words here were “heretics and schismatics,” since He spoke to Saint Faustina within the context of her times. As of the Second Vatican Council, Church authorities have seen fit not to use those designations in accordance with the explanation given in the Council’s Decree on Ecumenism (n.3).
Every pope since the Council has reaffirmed that usage. Saint Faustina herself, her heart always in harmony with the mind of the Church, most certainly would have agreed. When at one time, because of the decisions of her superiors and father confessor, she was not able to execute Our Lord’s inspirations and orders, she declared: “I will follow Your will insofar as You will permit me to do so through Your representative. O my Jesus ” I give priority to the voice of the Church over the voice with which You speak to me” (497). The Lord confirmed her action and praised her for it.
 
 



http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=23356 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm02-dr-john-bergsma-mercy-psalms-gospel-divine-mercy/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm02-dr-john-bergsma-mercy-psalms-gospel-divine-mercy/feed/ 0 <p>“Mercy and the Psalms” Talk Two presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “Mercy and the Psalms” In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, he has called us to give and receive mercy, to seek it for ... <a title="DM02 Dr. John Bergsma – Mercy and the Psalms – The Gospel of Divine Mercy" class="read-more" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm02-dr-john-bergsma-mercy-psalms-gospel-divine-mercy/">Read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm02-dr-john-bergsma-mercy-psalms-gospel-divine-mercy/">DM02 Dr. John Bergsma – Mercy and the Psalms – The Gospel of Divine Mercy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm06-dr-scott-hahn-father-mercy-new-testament-gospel-divine-mercy/" rel="bookmark" title="DM06 Dr. Scott Hahn The Father of Mercy: New Testament The Gospel of Divine Mercy">DM06 Dr. Scott Hahn The Father of Mercy: New Testament The Gospel of Divine Mercy </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip221-dr-scott-hahn-consuming-the-word-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#221 Dr. Scott Hahn – Consuming the Word on Inside the Pages">IP#221 Dr. Scott Hahn – Consuming the Word on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dr-scott-hahn-the-old-testament-testament-the-gospel-of-divine-mercy/" rel="bookmark" title="DM01 Dr. Scott Hahn – The Name of God is Mercy: Old Testament – The Gospel of Divine Mercy">DM01 Dr. Scott Hahn – The Name of God is Mercy: Old Testament – The Gospel of Divine Mercy </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/dm03-dr-michael-barber-jesus-miracle-mercy-gospels-gospel-divine-mercy/" rel="bookmark" title="DM03 Dr. Michael Barber – Jesus and the Miracle of Mercy in the Gospels – The Gospel of Divine Mercy">DM03 Dr. Michael Barber – Jesus and the Miracle of Mercy in the Gospels – The Gospel of Divine Mercy </a></li> </ol> </div> “Mercy and the Psalms”bergsma_john

Talk Two presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “Mercy and the Psalms”

In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, he has called us to give and receive mercy, to seek it for ourselves and others.

But what is mercy? Is it an emotion? An action? An affront to justice or an expression of justice? Moreover, what does it look like in action? Where do we find it described in Sacred Scripture? What do we need to do to receive it? And how do we share God’s mercy as we go about our lives in the world today?

At the 2016 Fullness of Truth Conference, “The Gospel of Divine Mercy,” those questions and more were explored in an attempt to plumb the depths of this all-important manifestation of God’s healing, forgiving, transforming, faithful love with help from the Sacred Page.

Held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, from June 24–25, 2016, the Fullness of Truth Conference featured six talks by St. Paul Center President Dr. Scott Hahn and St. Paul Center Fellows Dr. John Bergsma and Dr. Michael Barber.

Be sure to visit the website for St. Paul Center for Biblical Theologyimg_3026

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ “Mercy and the Psalms” Talk Two presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “Mercy and the Psalms” In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, “Mercy and the Psalms”

Talk Two presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “Mercy and the Psalms”

In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, he has called us to give and receive mercy, to seek it for ourselves and others.
But what is mercy? Is it an emotion? An action? An affront to justice or an expression of justice? Moreover, what does it look like in action? Where do we find it described in Sacred Scripture? What do we need to do to receive it? And how do we share God’s mercy as we go about our lives in the world today?
At the 2016 Fullness of Truth Conference, “The Gospel of Divine Mercy,” those questions and more were explored in an attempt to plumb the depths of this all-important manifestation of God’s healing, forgiving, transforming, faithful love with help from the Sacred Page.
Held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, from June 24–25, 2016, the Fullness of Truth Conference featured six talks by St. Paul Center President Dr. Scott Hahn and St. Paul Center Fellows Dr. John Bergsma and Dr. Michael Barber.

Be sure to visit the website for St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology


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“The Name of God is Mercy: Old Testament Promise”

Talk one presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “The Gospel of Divine Mercy”

In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, he has called us to give and receive mercy, to seek it for ourselves and others.

But what is mercy? Is it an emotion? An action? An affront to justice or an expression of justice? Moreover, what does it look like in action? Where do we find it described in Sacred Scripture? What do we need to do to receive it? And how do we share God’s mercy as we go about our lives in the world today?

At the 2016 Fullness of Truth Conference, “The Gospel of Divine Mercy,” those questions and more were explored in an attempt to plumb the depths of this all-important manifestation of God’s healing, forgiving, transforming, faithful love with help from the Sacred Page.

Held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, from June 24–25, 2016, the Fullness of Truth Conference featured six talks by St. Paul Center President Dr. Scott Hahn and St. Paul Center Fellows Dr. John Bergsma and Dr. Michael Barber.

Be sure to visit the website for St. Paul Center for Biblical Theologyimg_3026

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]]> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ “The Name of God is Mercy: Old Testament Promise” Talk one presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “The Gospel of Divine Mercy” In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ.
“The Name of God is Mercy: Old Testament Promise”
Talk one presented at the Fullness of Truth Conference entitled “The Gospel of Divine Mercy”

In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called the Church to contemplate the mercy of God in the face of Christ. Even more fundamentally, he has called us to give and receive mercy, to seek it for ourselves and others.
But what is mercy? Is it an emotion? An action? An affront to justice or an expression of justice? Moreover, what does it look like in action? Where do we find it described in Sacred Scripture? What do we need to do to receive it? And how do we share God’s mercy as we go about our lives in the world today?
At the 2016 Fullness of Truth Conference, “The Gospel of Divine Mercy,” those questions and more were explored in an attempt to plumb the depths of this all-important manifestation of God’s healing, forgiving, transforming, faithful love with help from the Sacred Page.
Held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, from June 24–25, 2016, the Fullness of Truth Conference featured six talks by St. Paul Center President Dr. Scott Hahn and St. Paul Center Fellows Dr. John Bergsma and Dr. Michael Barber.

Be sure to visit the website for St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology


KM clean 1:01:02 Day 4 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-4-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 05:31:00 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=21425 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-4-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-4-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 <p>“Today bring to Me those who do not believe in God and those who do not know Me; I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy.”</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-4-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/">Day 4 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-2-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 2 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 2 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-3-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 3 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 3 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> </ol> </div>
Fourth Day –Those who do not believe in Jesus and those who do not yet know HimDivine-Mercy4

“Today bring to Me those who do not believe in God and those who do not know Me; I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy.”

Most compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who do not believe in God and of those who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who do not believe in You, and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to the light of the Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness it is to love You. Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

 

 

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“Today bring to Me those who do not believe in God and those who do not know Me; I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy.”
Most compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who do not believe in God and of those who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who do not believe in You, and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to the light of the Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness it is to love You. Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.
 
 



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KM clean 1:20 Day 3 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-3-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/ Sun, 16 Apr 2017 05:14:45 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=21421 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-3-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/#comments http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-3-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 1 <p>“Today bring to Me all Devout and Faithful Souls, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were a drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness.”</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-3-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/">Day 3 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-1-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 1 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 1 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> </ol> </div> Third Day –All devout and faithful soulsDivineMercy

“Today bring to Me all Devout and Faithful Souls, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were a drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness.”

Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your graces in great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart and never let us escape from It. We beg this grace of You by that most wondrous love for the heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as upon the inheritance of Your Son. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, grant them Your blessing and surround them with Your constant protection. Thus may they never fail in love or lose the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with all the hosts of Angels and Saints, may they glorify Your boundless mercy for endless ages. Amen.

 

 

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“Today bring to Me all Devout and Faithful Souls, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were a drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness.”
Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your graces in great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart and never let us escape from It. We beg this grace of You by that most wondrous love for the heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as upon the inheritance of Your Son. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, grant them Your blessing and surround them with Your constant protection. Thus may they never fail in love or lose the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with all the hosts of Angels and Saints, may they glorify Your boundless mercy for endless ages. Amen.
 
 

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Day 2 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-2-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/ Sat, 15 Apr 2017 11:24:27 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/?p=21415 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-2-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-2-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/feed/ 0 <p>Second Day - "The souls of priests and religious"</p> <p>“Today bring to Me the Souls of Priests and Religious, and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave me strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as through channels My mercy flows out upon mankind.”</p> <p>Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in men and women consecrated to Your service,* that they may perform worthy works of mercy; and that all who see them may glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven.</p> <p>Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company of chosen ones in Your vineyard — upon the souls of priests and religious; and endow them with the strength of Your blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded, impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the way of salvation and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy for ages without end. Amen.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-2-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/">Day 2 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/day-1-divine-mercy-novena-mp3-audio-text/" rel="bookmark" title="Day 1 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text">Day 1 – Divine Mercy Novena – Mp3 audio & Text </a></li> </ol> </div> Second Day –The souls of priests and religious

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“Today bring to Me the Souls of Priests and Religious, and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave me strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as through channels My mercy flows out upon mankind.”

Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in men and women consecrated to Your service,* that they may perform worthy works of mercy; and that all who see them may glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company of chosen ones in Your vineyard — upon the souls of priests and religious; and endow them with the strength of Your blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded, impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the way of salvation and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy for ages without end. Amen.

* In the original text, Saint Faustina uses the pronoun “us” since she was offering this prayer as a consecrated religious sister. The wording adapted here is intended to make the prayer suitable for universal use.

For other days of the novena visit:  The Discerning Hearts Divine Mercy Novena Page

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“Today bring to Me the Souls of Priests and Religious, and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave me strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as through channels My mercy flows out upon mankind.”
Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in men and women consecrated to Your service,* that they may perform worthy works of mercy; and that all who see them may glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company of chosen ones in Your vineyard — upon the souls of priests and religious; and endow them with the strength of Your blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded, impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the way of salvation and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy for ages without end. Amen.
* In the original text, Saint Faustina uses the pronoun “us” since she was offering this prayer as a consecrated religious sister. The wording adapted here is intended to make the prayer suitable for universal use.
For other days of the novena visit:  The Discerning Hearts Divine Mercy Novena Page

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IP#255 Mark Brumley – To Know Jesus as the Christ on Inside the Pages http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip254-mark-brumley-know-jesus-christ-inside-pages-2/ Sat, 15 Apr 2017 10:36:43 +0000 http://www.discerninghearts.com/?p=12493 http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip254-mark-brumley-know-jesus-christ-inside-pages-2/#respond http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip254-mark-brumley-know-jesus-christ-inside-pages-2/feed/ 0 <p>Why is it essential for the Christian to truly "know" Jesus as the "Christ"? Why is a relationship with Jesus Christ paramount for the spiritual life? What is it be an authentic disciple of Christ? These questions are just a few that are answered by master apologist and president of Ignatius Press, Mark Brumley as we discuss the phenomenal book by Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, the Archbishop of Vienna. Class A catechesis and rich source of spiritual reading, not only for Catholics, but for the entire Body of Christ. Highly Recommended!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip254-mark-brumley-know-jesus-christ-inside-pages-2/">IP#255 Mark Brumley – To Know Jesus as the Christ on Inside the Pages</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts">Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts</a>.</p> <div class='yarpp-related-rss'> <h3>Related posts:</h3><ol> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip183-dr-regis-martin-still-point-loss-longing-and-our-search-for-god-on-inside-the-pages/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#183 Dr. Regis Martin – Still Point: Loss, Longing and Our Search for God on Inside the Pages">IP#183 Dr. Regis Martin – Still Point: Loss, Longing and Our Search for God on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/inside-the-pages-welcomes-sr-ann-shields-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#3 Sr. Ann Shields – “To Be Like Jesus” on Inside the Pages">IP#3 Sr. Ann Shields – “To Be Like Jesus” on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip64-sr-briege-mckenna-the-power-of-the-sacraments-part-1-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#64 Sr. Briege McKenna – The Power of the Sacraments part 1 on Inside the Pages">IP#64 Sr. Briege McKenna – The Power of the Sacraments part 1 on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip121-fr-larry-richards-surrender-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#121 Fr. Larry Richards – Surrender on Inside the Pages">IP#121 Fr. Larry Richards – Surrender on Inside the Pages </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/ip153-mark-brumley-youcat-on-inside-the-pages-2/" rel="bookmark" title="IP#153 Mark Brumley – YOUCAT on Inside the Pages">IP#153 Mark Brumley – YOUCAT on Inside the Pages </a></li> </ol> </div> Why is it essential for the Christian to truly “know” Jesus as the “Christ”?  Why is a relationship with Jesus Christ paramount for the spiritual life?  What is it be an authentic disciple of Christ?  These questions are just a few that are answered by master apologist and president of Ignatius Press, Mark Brumley as we discuss the phenomenal book by Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn,  the Archbishop of Vienna. Class A catechesis and rich source of spiritual reading, not only for Catholics, but for the entire Body of Christ.  Highly Recommended!

You can find the book here

From the book description:

An inspiring and practical work by a great churchman about the eternal importance of the Christian faith, and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, and how it is crucial for our everyday life.

“Catechesis is something different from a theological discourse. Catechesis is actually a way, and we are invited to set out on such a catechetical way. For catechesis is very closely connected with the mission of Jesus himself. It is actually the direct translation of his mission, which he gave to the apostles at the end of his life: ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.’ “

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Why is it essential for the Christian to truly "know" Jesus as the "Christ"? Why is a relationship with Jesus Christ paramount for the spiritual life? What is it be an authentic disciple of Christ? These questions are just a few that are answered by... Why is it essential for the Christian to truly “know” Jesus as the “Christ”?  Why is a relationship with Jesus Christ paramount for the spiritual life?  What is it be an authentic disciple of Christ?  These questions are just a few that are answered by master apologist and president of Ignatius Press, Mark Brumley as we discuss the phenomenal book by Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn,  the Archbishop of Vienna. Class A catechesis and rich source of spiritual reading, not only for Catholics, but for the entire Body of Christ.  Highly Recommended!
You can find the book here
From the book description:

An inspiring and practical work by a great churchman about the eternal importance of the Christian faith, and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, and how it is crucial for our everyday life.
“Catechesis is something different from a theological discourse. Catechesis is actually a way, and we are invited to set out on such a catechetical way. For catechesis is very closely connected with the mission of Jesus himself. It is actually the direct translation of his mission, which he gave to the apostles at the end of his life: ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.’ “