Cutting of pastor's role called 'vindictive'

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For 32 years, the Rev. Robert E. Mason celebrated a children's Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes in Massapequa Park that attracted a loyal following among some families at the ultraconservative parish. Full Story

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#8963 Apr 27, 2013
"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.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....

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#8964 Apr 27, 2013
Lou Gia

Brooklyn, NY

#8967 Apr 28, 2013
Hopefully Msgr. Jim will be giving Anthony the EM a handy man's job to do soon! Think that may happen soon.

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#8968 Apr 29, 2013
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.

*Our Lord's original words here were "the pagans.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....

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#8970 Apr 30, 2013
For our Dear Brother in Christ Anthony:
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,"

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....

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#8972 May 2, 2013
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.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....

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#8974 May 4, 2013
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.

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.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....
Frank

Long Beach, NY

#8975 May 4, 2013
Bruser wrote:
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.
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.
Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....
it is the lukewarm who stand by silent in the face of abortion and now infanticide! Just imagine if every catholic would state the truth about this horror that in now REALITY IN OUR COUNTRY!!

Planned parenthood and their utter disregard for children is so disgusting nothing short of a modern crusade against the youngest citizens in society

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#8976 May 5, 2013
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>it is the lukewarm who stand by silent in the face of abortion and now infanticide! Just imagine if every catholic would state the truth about this horror that in now REALITY IN OUR COUNTRY!!
Planned parenthood and their utter disregard for children is so disgusting nothing short of a modern crusade against the youngest citizens in society
You are 100% right Frank. It is those that will not defend our Cath0olic beliefs(if they know what they are), and have voted in
the worst president ever in the USA. Remember 54% of them voted for
this socialist, racist, president and his evil cabinet, and anti-America backers. How any true Catholic could vote this way is beyond my belief, and yet I see the actions so many who call themselves Catholics like Harry Reid, and Nancy Pewlousy, who advance abortions, and have the nerve to state that they are Catholics. If you notice they do not state that they are real practicing Catholics. Pray for them Frank they have their feet in Hell and think they are in Heaven.
Dominus Vobiscum

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#8979 May 6, 2013
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.

*Our Lord's original words here were "the pagans."

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....
Frank

Long Beach, NY

#8980 May 7, 2013
Will we find the truth about the Benghazi murders this week??
Will president Hussain and Hillary be held responsible?
I strongly doubt it. The fix is in and the press will spin it to their own advantage.
The public outcry is a whisper..
This is America today. Infanticide-cover ups and Benghazi corruption rule the day.
God bless the whistle blowers in both these horrors. They stand alone at the cross of Jesus,
Thank God for Fox News for not allowing these criminal acts against humanity to go the way of the Obama cheerleading crowd,
By the way-- no more Anthony and his sick obsession of the pro abortion and infanticide loving sick-o's

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#8981 May 7, 2013
You are so right Frank. At a time when our debt is mounting to the point of Greece Obama and crew are still looking for ways to spend more money. Did you see what the cost of the Illegals are going to cost the American people? How about Dingy Harry Reid stating that he will be asking for more money for the Obama-care. They now estimate the cost of the Obama-care to be around $6.3 trillion and guaranteed that it is an low estimation. I do not listen to any other news channel but Fox News. More good news, the
Senate passed a bill taxing internet orders. I would assume that they will include ebay with that. Nancy Pewlosy had said many years ago that the 401K's should be taxed, if not confiscated and managed by the government. Will they give money back for every penny lost? Never! They only want to take. Imagine she wants to tax interest in your 401K and retirement accounts, while you can not withdraw that money without being taxed as income.
Also, wouldn't that be double taxing?
I think the answer would be for the people to stay with Roth IRA's, as that is money put into retirement after it is taxed, and I will bet that Pewlousy and crew will still try to go after that money as well as they are not getting enough to spend the USA into bankruptcy.
Back to Benghazi. Obama will throw any of his people under the bus, he has made sure of that, and Hillary is no long his lacky, and she will be put in front of him, and lie as part of her deal for him paying off her campaigning debt.
Keep praying Frank, only GOD can bring about the changes needed. GOD never fails.
Dominus Vobiscum

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#8982 May 7, 2013
This Divine Mercy Prayer for our Separated brother
Anthony, and all like him:

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,"

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....

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#8983 May 8, 2013
Why I am a Traditionalist and Conservative Catholic.
The Liberties taken by the Cardinals, Bishops, and Pastors since Vatican Council II has brought about Apostasy and Sacrilege, and is the reason that so many Catholics are confused,and see no continuity in our Catholic church. Communion since 115 (according to ST Sixtus I) had taught that Communion should only be touched by those consecrated to the Lord. Read what the Saints and Pope's have written:

Autumn 2012 45 The Fatima Crusader
St. Sixtus I (circa 115):“The
Sacred Vessels are not to be
handled by others than those
consecrated to the Lord.”

St. Basil the Great, Doctor of
the Church (330-379):“The
right to receive Holy Communion
in the hand is permitted
only in times of persecution.”
St. Basil the Great considered
Communion in the hand so irregular
that he did not hesitate
to consider it a grave fault.

The Council of Saragossa
(380): Excommunicated anyone
who dared continue receiving
Holy Communion by
hand. This was confirmed by
the Synod of Toledo.

The Synod of Rouen (650):
Condemned Communion in
the hand to halt widespread
abuses that occurred from this
practice, and as a safeguard
against sacrilege.

6th Ecumenical Council, at
Constantinople (680-681):
Forbade
the faithful to take
the Sacred Host in their hand,
threatening transgressors with
excommunication.

St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-
1274):“Out of reverence towards
this sacrament [the Holy
Eucharist], nothing touches it,
but what is consecrated; hence
the corporal and the chalice
are consecrated, and likewise
the priest’s hands, for touching
this sacrament.”(Summa
Theologica, Part III, Q. 82, Art.
3, Rep. Obj. 8.)

The Council of Trent (1545-
1565):“The fact that only the
priest gives Holy Communion
with his consecrated hands is
an Apostolic Tradition.”

Pope Paul VI (1963-1978):
“This method [on the tongue]
must be retained.”(Memoriale
Domini)

Pope John Paul II:“To touch
the sacred species and to distribute
them with their own
hands is a privilege of the ordained.”
(Dominicae Cenae, 11)

The Doctrine of the Church Tells Us ...
Communion on the Tongue
Is an Apostolic Tradition and practice.

This is the reason why so many young people do not attend mass. If the teachings are confusing, and the Bishops and Pastors look to get out of mass as quickly as possible, and teach "as long as what you do is with love, it is not a sin", then they believe that the Trans-substantiation does not happen at the mass, and it is only a symbolic gesture. As late as Blessed Pope John Paul II, the teachings of receiving the Host on the Tongue has been the norm. As soon as the railings around the Altar were removed, along with the Removal of the Latin Mass,the Church has been going down-hill. All of this has lead to the Apostasy that is now threatening to destroy our Catholic Church,
like a cancer eating away from the inside.
Watch the actions of many people at mass, and tell me if you see reverence to our Lord Jesus.
These are only some of the reasons for my traditional views.
Dominus Vobiscum

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#8986 May 10, 2013
Today bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners,

and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges Me."

Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins but upon our trust which we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy for ever and ever. Amen.

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.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....

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#8987 May 10, 2013
Frank,

I received this letter from my friends at SSPX on bishop Fellay's insights into the new Pope.

His actions in the past indicate a degrading of the Catholic church. Bishop Fillay gives his documentary with explanations and sources, which show his past feelings and actions.
His pandering to the Islamics
His participations in non-catholic worshiping in Synagogue worships
Friendliness with Communism, and the Argentinian anti-Christian government.
His praise of Ecumenical Council II, and his anti-traditional feelings towards conservative actions in the Church, calling those that wish to return to the old traditional ways as, "Stubbornness, and foolishness of heart".
Then I will continue to be a wall against the acceptance of VCII, and if need be, will find a way to continue
my traditional worshiping of Jesus as our savior and Second person of GOD, as I have been led to do.
As the Apostles were not afraid to be outcasts from the Jewish Sanhedrin, and the Jewish Synagogue, so will I glory in that roll. I did not study, and look for GOD all my years, only to give up the truth that I found in the Traditional
Catholic church, inorder to appease our false leaders, who are anything but Shepherds. Man will mistakenly preach falsehoods,and misconceptions,but GOD is always faithful and true.
Pray that our leaders do not weaken and falls prey to the Devils lies, thereby lead the flock into the den of the wolves. Who are these Shepherds following? Have the years since the Holy Spirit
filled the Apostles with the gifts, diminished that message? Has the Apostasy that has infected our church become stronger than the Pentecostal
Baptizing by the Holy Spirit? May it never be!
Still the actions of our leaders are leading our church to the chastisements written in Revelations. GOD have mercy on us all, protect us,
and lead us back to the light of GOD.

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#8988 May 11, 2013
Todays Divine Mercy prayers are for those like Anthony who have become lukewarm Christians(as he likes to refer to himself)who will not follow the Catholic Catechism nor the Vatican, and who must run to the Divine Mercy of GOD:
Frank,

I received this letter from my friends at SSPX on bishop Fellay's insights into the new Pope.

His actions in the past indicate a degrading of the Catholic church. Bishop Fillay gives his documentary with explanations and sources, which show his past feelings and actions.
His pandering to the Islamics
His participations in non-catholic worshiping in Synagogue worships
Friendliness with Communism, and the Argentinian anti-Christian government.
His praise of Ecumenical Council II, and his anti-traditional feelings towards conservative actions in the Church, calling those that wish to return to the old traditional ways as, "Stubbornness, and foolishness of heart".
Then I will continue to be a wall against the acceptance of VCII, and if need be, will find a way to continue
my traditional worshiping of Jesus as our savior and Second person of GOD, as I have been led to do.
As the Apostles were not afraid to be outcasts from the Jewish Sanhedrin, and the Jewish Synagogue, so will I glory in that roll. I did not study, and look for GOD all my years, only to give up the truth that I found in the Traditional
Catholic church, inorder to appease our false leaders, who are anything but Shepherds. Man will mistakenly preach falsehoods,and misconceptions,but GOD is always faithful and true.
Pray that our leaders do not weaken and falls prey to the Devils lies, thereby lead the flock into the den of the wolves. Who are these Shepherds following? Have the years since the Holy Spirit
filled the Apostles with the gifts, diminished that message? Has the Apostasy that has infected our church become stronger than the Pentecostal
Baptizing by the Holy Spirit? May it never be!
Still the actions of our leaders are leading our church to the chastisements written in Revelations. GOD have mercy on us all, protect us,
and lead us back to the light of GOD.

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#8990 May 13, 2013
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.

*Our Lord's original words here were "the pagans."

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....

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#8992 May 16, 2013
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.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....

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#8994 May 19, 2013
Today is Pentecost Sunday, and the Birthday of our One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church. Happy Birthday to all of my Catholic Brothers and Sisters in Christ.

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.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....

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