Divine Mercy

One of the principal intentions of the personal prayers of St. Francis of Assisi (feast day: Oct. 4) should sound familiar to Divine Mercy apostles. This is no surprise.

Wow, have you ever considered all the things Pope St. John Paul II had to say about Divine Mercy? As we celebrate his feast day on Oct. 22, take another look.

Let us ask Jesus and His saints to help us take up our crosses and follow them on the well-worn path to Heaven.
As members of God's family, the Church, we are invited - even obligated - to accept His name, His identity, as our own: Divine Mercy.
"Our help is in the name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth" (Ps 124:8), not our self-righteousness or even our real righteousness. In order to share in eternal life, we need help beyond our own nature. We need the grace of God.
The Rosary is a powerful prayer -- as one prayer warrior discovers on the shore of Lake Michigan.
If this pandemic gives us nothing else that is good, let us ask God to allow us to retain this one lesson: Everything is subject to change here below, save for the guarantees of Almighty God.
Generosity is at the very heart of the Christian life, especially at Christmastime, but it was newly presented as a particular spirituality by St. Stanislaus PapczyÅ?ski, the Founder of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception.
Haiti. Afghanistan. Delta. All this and more demands our prayers and other spiritual works of mercy, as Nurse Marie explains.
In the 2017 film "Wonder," Isabel Pullman (Julia Roberts) watches her 10-year-old son, August (Jacob Tremblay), walk into school for his first day. It is not only Auggie's first day of fifth grade. This is Auggie's first day of school, ever.