jesucaritas:

Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy

jesucaritas:

Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy

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lmcintyre:

“From all My wounds, like from streams, mercy flows for souls, but the wound in My Heart is the fountain of unfathomable mercy.  From this fountain spring all graces for souls.  The flames of compassion burn Me.  I desire greatly to pour them out upon souls.  Speak to the whole world about My mercy.”
-Jesus to St. Faustina, Diary of St. Faustina (1190)

lmcintyre:

“From all My wounds, like from streams, mercy flows for souls, but the wound in My Heart is the fountain of unfathomable mercy.  From this fountain spring all graces for souls.  The flames of compassion burn Me.  I desire greatly to pour them out upon souls.  Speak to the whole world about My mercy.”

-Jesus to St. Faustina, Diary of St. Faustina (1190)

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Do you realize how many sinners you can save in a single day?
Think of my dazzling power and generosity.
Who could hinder Me from giving you souls if I wish to do so?
My justice is shackled by My mercy,
Which is moved to pity by the prayers of those I love.
— Our Lord to Gabrielle Bossis from “He and I” (Courtesy of My Consecration)

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Be thou merciful.

luxetpaxchriste:

Spare us, Lord.

No pilgrim soul can worthily love God. But when a soul does everything possible and trusts in divine mercy, why would Jesus reject such a spirit? Has HE not commanded us to love God according to our strength? If you have given and consecrated everything to God, why be afraid? — St. Padre Pio (via itsadenise)

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signum-crucis:

Carmelite Sister of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles on her veiling day.
Christian monastics cultivate a state known as charmolypi, joy-sorrow: tears for the woes of the world, and gratitude for God’s mercy.

signum-crucis:

Carmelite Sister of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles on her veiling day.

Christian monastics cultivate a state known as charmolypi, joy-sorrow: tears for the woes of the world, and gratitude for God’s mercy.

signum-crucis:

St. John of God — Cirble of Pedro Nolasco y Lara, Peru, c. 1700sBrooklyn Museum
Prayer to St John of God
Saint John of God, I honour thee as the Patron of the Sick, especially of those who are afflicted by heart disease. I choose thee to be my patron and protector in my present illness. To thee I entrust my soul, my body, all my spiritual and temporal interests, as well as those of the sick throughout the world. To thee I consecrate my mind, that in all things it may be enlightened by faith above all in accepting my cross as a blessing from God; my heart, that thou doth keep it pure and fill it with the love for Jesus and Mary that burned in thy heart; my will, that like thine, it may always be one with the Will of God.
Good Saint John, I honor thee as the model of penitents, for thou didst receive the grace to give up a sinful life and to atone for thy sins by untiring labours in behalf of the poor and sick. Obtain for me the grace from God to be truly sorry for my sins, to make atonement for them and never again offend God. Aid me in mastering my evil inclinations and temptations, and in avoiding all occasions of sin. Through thine intercession may I obtain the grace from Jesus and Mary to fulfill faithfully all the duties of my state of life and to practice those virtues which are needful for my salvation. Help me to belong to God and Our Lady in life and in death through perfect love. May my life, like thine, be spent in the untiring service of God and my neighbour.
Since Holy Mother Church also invokes thee in her prayers for the dying, I beg thee to be with me in my last hour and pray for me. As thou didst die kneeling before a crucifix, may I find strength, consolation and salvation in the Cross of my Redeemer, and through His tender mercy and the prayers of Our Lady, and through thine intercession, attain to eternal life.Amen.

signum-crucis:

St. John of God — Cirble of Pedro Nolasco y Lara, Peru, c. 1700s
Brooklyn Museum

Prayer to St John of God

Saint John of God, I honour thee as the Patron of the Sick, especially of those who are afflicted by heart disease. I choose thee to be my patron and protector in my present illness. To thee I entrust my soul, my body, all my spiritual and temporal interests, as well as those of the sick throughout the world. To thee I consecrate my mind, that in all things it may be enlightened by faith above all in accepting my cross as a blessing from God; my heart, that thou doth keep it pure and fill it with the love for Jesus and Mary that burned in thy heart; my will, that like thine, it may always be one with the Will of God.

Good Saint John, I honor thee as the model of penitents, for thou didst receive the grace to give up a sinful life and to atone for thy sins by untiring labours in behalf of the poor and sick. Obtain for me the grace from God to be truly sorry for my sins, to make atonement for them and never again offend God. Aid me in mastering my evil inclinations and temptations, and in avoiding all occasions of sin. Through thine intercession may I obtain the grace from Jesus and Mary to fulfill faithfully all the duties of my state of life and to practice those virtues which are needful for my salvation. Help me to belong to God and Our Lady in life and in death through perfect love. May my life, like thine, be spent in the untiring service of God and my neighbour.

Since Holy Mother Church also invokes thee in her prayers for the dying, I beg thee to be with me in my last hour and pray for me. As thou didst die kneeling before a crucifix, may I find strength, consolation and salvation in the Cross of my Redeemer, and through His tender mercy and the prayers of Our Lady, and through thine intercession, attain to eternal life.
Amen.

signum-crucis:

When all around us seems to be darkness, destruction, night, and even death, let us never forget that we are not alone. In our midst hangs the Crucified One, arms outstretched in loving mercy and welcome. May we have the courage to ask our benevolent king to remember us in his kingdom, and the peace to know that paradise is already in our midst even when every external sign indicates darkness and death. This is abundant life on the Royal Road of the Cross.
—Father Thomas Rosica, CSB

signum-crucis:

When all around us seems to be darkness, destruction, night, and even death, let us never forget that we are not alone. In our midst hangs the Crucified One, arms outstretched in loving mercy and welcome. May we have the courage to ask our benevolent king to remember us in his kingdom, and the peace to know that paradise is already in our midst even when every external sign indicates darkness and death. This is abundant life on the Royal Road of the Cross.

—Father Thomas Rosica, CSB

signum-crucis:

Oratory of the Confraternity of Sorrows, Málaga, Spainphoto by Raúl Berzosa

A Prayer for Trust and Confidence in God’s Mercy
 by St Pio of Pietrelcina
 
 O Lord,    we ask for a boundless confidence    and trust in Your divine mercy,    and the courage to accept    the crosses and sufferings    which bring immense goodness    to our souls and that of Your Church.
Help us to love You    with a pure and contrite heart,    and to humble ourselves beneath Your cross,    as we climb the mountain of holiness,    carrying our cross that leads to heavenly glory.
May we receive You    with great faith and love in Holy Communion,    and allow You to act in us as You desire    for Your greater glory.
O Jesus, most adorable Heart    and eternal fountain of Divine Love,    may our prayer find favour before    the Divine Majesty of Your heavenly Father.

signum-crucis:

Oratory of the Confraternity of Sorrows, Málaga, Spain
photo by Raúl Berzosa

A Prayer for Trust and Confidence in God’s Mercy
 by St Pio of Pietrelcina
 
 O Lord, 
   we ask for a boundless confidence 
   and trust in Your divine mercy, 
   and the courage to accept 
   the crosses and sufferings 
   which bring immense goodness 
   to our souls and that of Your Church.

Help us to love You 
   with a pure and contrite heart, 
   and to humble ourselves beneath Your cross, 
   as we climb the mountain of holiness, 
   carrying our cross that leads to heavenly glory.

May we receive You 
   with great faith and love in Holy Communion, 
   and allow You to act in us as You desire 
   for Your greater glory.

O Jesus, most adorable Heart 
   and eternal fountain of Divine Love, 
   may our prayer find favour before 
   the Divine Majesty of Your heavenly Father.
signum-crucis:

Christ Carrying the Cross — Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Prayer to the Shoulder Wound of JesusO Loving Jesus, meek Lamb of God, I a miserable sinner, salute and worship the most Sacred Wound of Thy Shoulder on which Thou didst bear Thy heavy Cross, which so tore Thy Flesh and laid bare Thy Bones as to inflict on Thee an anguish greater than any other Wound of Thy Most Blessed Body. I adore Thee, O Jesus most sorrowful; I praise and glorify Thee and give Thee thanks for this most sacred and painful Wound, beseeching Thee by that exceeding pain and by the crushing burden of Thy heavy Cross to be merciful to me, a sinner, to forgive me all my mortal and venial sins, and to lead me on towards Heaven along the Way of Thy Cross. Amen.

signum-crucis:

Christ Carrying the Cross — Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Prayer to the Shoulder Wound of Jesus
O Loving Jesus, meek Lamb of God, I a miserable sinner, salute and worship the most Sacred Wound of Thy Shoulder on which Thou didst bear Thy heavy Cross, which so tore Thy Flesh and laid bare Thy Bones as to inflict on Thee an anguish greater than any other Wound of Thy Most Blessed Body. I adore Thee, O Jesus most sorrowful; I praise and glorify Thee and give Thee thanks for this most sacred and painful Wound, beseeching Thee by that exceeding pain and by the crushing burden of Thy heavy Cross to be merciful to me, a sinner, to forgive me all my mortal and venial sins, and to lead me on towards Heaven along the Way of Thy Cross. Amen.

lawrenceop:

HOMILY for 2nd Sunday of Easter

Acts 4:32-35; Ps 117; 1 Jn 5:1-6; John 20:19-31

St Augustine calls these past Octave days of Easter “days of pardon and mercy”. For when the risen Lord appears to his disciples gathered as a group for the first time, he immediately offers them his forgiveness, mercy, and reconciliation. And this is summed up in the phrase, “Peace be with you”. For peace is the first gift of Easter. Not peace in the sense of the absence of military conflict, as such, but something of greater cosmic significance. The peace the risen Christ speaks of is primarily the reconciliation between sinful humanity and God; it is God’s loving mercy and his forgiveness. 

And this reconciliation brought about by Christ’s death and resurrection, by his obedience and loving self-offering, effects a new creation. Like the first (old) creation, God accomplishes the new through his Word and the Holy Spirit. So, on that Easter evening, “the first day of the week”, the incarnate Word speaks the new creation into being, breathing forth the Holy Spirit, and the whole universe is renewed through being reconciled to God. Indeed, God’s Spirit of Love, is, as St Augustine says, “its very self the forgiveness of sins”. So, when Christ gives the Spirit to his disciples, and thus, pours his love into their hearts, he is forgiving them their sins, giving them his peace, and hence, bringing about his new creation – a creation in which God’s own love and peace is given to humanity, and dwells in their hearts; a creation in which we are offered God’s mercy and friendship. This is what we mean by the life of grace, which is initiated in every Christian by the sacrament of baptism.

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“I am not only the Queen of Heaven, but also the Mother of Mercy.”Our Lady to Saint Faustina

mychildsophia:

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“I am not only the Queen of Heaven, but also the Mother of Mercy.”
Our Lady to Saint Faustina

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