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Love and Truth

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THE greatest expression of Christ’s love was not the Sermon on the Mount or even the multiplication of the loaves. 

It was on the Cross.

So too, in The Hour of Glory for the Church, it will be the laying down of our lives in love that will be our crown. 

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, THE HARD TRUTH | on September 27th, 2013 | No Comments »

Misunderstanding Francis


Former Archbishop Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergogli0 (Pope Francis) riding the bus
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THE letters in response to Understanding Francis couldn’t be more diverse. From those who said it was one of the most helpful articles on the Pope that they’ve read, to others warning that I am deceived. Yes, this is precisely why I have said over and over again that we are living in “dangerous days.” It is because Catholics are becoming more and more divided among themselves. There is a cloud of confusion, mistrust, and suspicion that continues to seep into the walls of the Church. That said, it is hard not to be sympathetic with some readers, such as one priest who wrote: Read more… »

Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, FAITH AND MORALS | on September 25th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

Understanding Francis

 

AFTER Pope Benedict XVI relinquished the seat of Peter, I sensed in prayer several times the words: You have entered into dangerous days. It was the sense that the Church is entering into a period of great confusion.

Enter: Pope Francis.

Not unlike Blessed John Paul II’s papacy, our new pope has also overturned the deeply rooted sod of the status quo. He has challenged everyone in the Church in one way or another. Several readers, however, have written me with concern that Pope Francis is departing from the Faith by his unorthodox actions, his blunt remarks, and seemingly contradictory statements. I have been listening for several months now, watching and praying, and feel compelled to respond to these questions regarding our Pope’s candid ways….

 

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, FAITH AND MORALS | on September 20th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

The Hour of the Sword

 

 

This writing, first published in April of this year, has been strong on my heart this week. I have updated it with some further thoughts…

 

IT has been a marvelous week (April) so far here in California, preaching along side the man who helped bring the message of Divine Mercy to the world as well as promoted the cause of St. Faustina’s canonization: Fr. Seraphim Michalenko.

At the same time that we are preaching about Divine Mercy, we have not forgotten the context in which Jesus Himself revealed these messages to St. Faustina:

Speak to the world about My mercy; let all mankind recognize My unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the day of justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fount of My mercy; let them profit from the Blood and Water which gushed forth for them. —Jesus to St. Faustina, Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary, n. 848 

That is, the “time of mercy” [1]I have eternity for punishing [these], and so I am prolonging the time of mercy for the sake of [sinners]. But woe to them if they do not recognize this time of My visitation.” —Divine Mercy in My Soul, Blessed Mother to St. Faustina, Diary, n. 1160 we are in has an end; it is not indefinite, and depends upon our response to Heaven. And we must readily admit that we have not responded to the warnings and messages of Our Blessed Mother as we should have. We have not listened to nor recognized divine warnings, whether from the popes or the prophets, to bring the world back from the brink. And therefore, like the Prodigal Son, we must begin to reap what we have sown, now that the world is collectively broke—financially and most significantly, spiritually. But like the Prodigal Son, it will be precisely in chastisement that the world’s eyes will be opened, and we will be granted one last opportunity to either return home to the Father… or remain separated from Him for eternity.

…before I come as the just Judge, I am coming first as the King of Mercy… before I come as a just Judge, I first open wide the door of My mercy. He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice…Divine Mercy in My Soul, Jesus to St. Faustina, Diary, n. 83, 1146

In this context then, we must understand that what God is about to permit on earth is rooted in His love and mercy:

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1. I have eternity for punishing [these], and so I am prolonging the time of mercy for the sake of [sinners]. But woe to them if they do not recognize this time of My visitation.” —Divine Mercy in My Soul, Blessed Mother to St. Faustina, Diary, n. 1160
Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, THE GREAT TRIALS | on September 6th, 2013 | 6 Comments »

The Desolate Garden

 

 

O LORD, we were once companions.
You and I,
walking hand in hand in the garden of my heart.
But now, where are you my Lord?
I seek you,
but find only the faded corners where once we loved
and you revealed to me your secrets.
There too, I found your Mother
and felt her intimate touch to my brow.

But now, where are you?
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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, SPIRITUALITY | on August 30th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

Fresh Breeze

 

 

THERE is a new breeze blowing through my soul. In the darkest of nights these past several months, it has been barely a whisper. But now it is beginning to sail through my soul, lifting my heart toward Heaven in a new way. I sense the love of Jesus for this little flock gathered here daily for Spiritual Food. It is a love that conquers. A love that has overcome the world. A love that will overcome all that is coming against us in the times ahead. You who are coming here, be of courage! Jesus is going to feed and strengthen us! He is going to equip us for the Great Trials that now loom over the world like a woman about to enter hard labour.

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, TIME OF GRACE | on August 23rd, 2013 | 1 Comment »

Prowling for Pray

 

 

Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for [someone] to devour. Resist him, steadfast in faith, knowing that your fellow believers throughout the world undergo the same sufferings. (1 Pet 5:8-9)

St. Peter’s words are frank. They should awaken every single one of us to a stark reality: we are being hunted daily, hourly, every second by a fallen angel and his minions. Few people understand this relentless assault on their souls. In fact, we live in a time where some theologians and clergy have not only downplayed the role of demons, but have denied their existence altogether. Perhaps it is divine providence in a way when movies such as the The Exorcism of Emily Rose or The Conjuring based on “true events” appear on the silver screen. If people do not believe in Jesus through the Gospel message, perhaps they will believe when they see His enemy at work. [1]Caution: these films are about real demonic possession and infestations and should only be watched in a state of grace and prayer. I have not seen The Conjuring, but highly recommend seeing The Exorcism of Emily Rose with its stunning and prophetic ending, with the aforementioned preparation.

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1. Caution: these films are about real demonic possession and infestations and should only be watched in a state of grace and prayer. I have not seen The Conjuring, but highly recommend seeing The Exorcism of Emily Rose with its stunning and prophetic ending, with the aforementioned preparation.
Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, SPIRITUALITY | on July 30th, 2013 | 3 Comments »

Transparency

 

 
 

OUR heartfelt thanks to those of you who have responded to our goal to have a thousand people donate $10 each monthly. We are approximately a fifth of the way there.

We have always accepted and relied upon donations throughout this ministry. As such, there is a certain responsibility to be transparent regarding our financial operations.

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, NEWS | on July 25th, 2013 | 5 Comments »

Moving Forward

 

 

AS I wrote you earlier this month, I have been deeply moved by the many letters I’ve received of Christians all over the world who support and want this ministry to continue. I’ve dialogued further with Lea and my spiritual director, and we’ve made some decisions on how to proceed.

For years, I have been travelling quite extensively, most especially into the United States. But we have noticed how crowd sizes have dwindled and apathy toward Church events has increased. Not only that, but a single parish mission in the U.S. is minimum a 3-4 day journey. And yet, with my writings here and webcasts, I have been reaching thousands of people at a time. It only makes sense, then, that I use my time efficiently and wisely, spending it where it is most profitable for souls.

My spiritual director also said that, one of the fruits to look for as a “sign” that I am walking in God’s will is that my ministry—which has been full-time now for 13 years—is providing for my family. Increasingly, we are seeing that with the small crowds and indifference, it has been more and more difficult to justify the costs of being on the road. On the other hand, everything I do online is free of charge, as it should be. I have received without cost, and so I want to give without cost. Anything for sale are those items that we have invested production costs into, such as my book and CD’s. They too help provide in part for this ministry and my family.

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL | on July 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »

Is God Silent?

 

 

 

Dear Mark,

God forgive the USA. Normally I would begin with God Bless the USA, but today how could any of us ask him to bless what is happening here? We are living in a world that is growing more and more dark. The light of love is fading, and it takes all my strength to keep this little flame burning in my heart. But for Jesus, I keep it burning still. I beg God our Father to help me understand, and to discern what is happening to our world, but He is suddenly so silent. I look to those trusted prophets of these days who I believe are speaking the truth; you, and others whose blogs and writings I would read daily for strength and wisdom and encouragement. But all of you have become silent too. Posts that would appear daily, turned to weekly, and then monthly, and even in some cases yearly. Has God stopped speaking to all of us? Has God turned His holy face from us? After all how could His perfect holiness bear to look upon our sin…?

K.S. 

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, A RESPONSE | on July 11th, 2013 | No Comments »

The Watchman’s Song

 

 

IF I may recall briefly here a powerful experience eight years ago when the Holy Spirit drove me to a church to pray before the Blessed Sacrament…

I had been sitting at the piano in my home, singing “Sanctus” (on my album Here You Are). Suddenly, this inexplicable hunger rose up within me to visit Jesus in the Tabernacle. I hopped in the car, and a few minutes later, I was pouring my heart and soul out before Him in a beautiful Ukrainian Church in the town I was living in at the time. It was there, in the Lord’s presence, where I heard an interior calling to respond to John Paul II’s call to the youth to become “watchmen” at the dawn of the new millennium.

One of the Scriptures the Lord led me to at that time was Ezekiel Chapter 33:

The word of the Lord came to me: Son of man, speak to your people and tell them: When I bring the sword against a land… and the watchman sees the sword coming against the land, he should blow the trumpet to warn the people… I have appointed you as a watchman for the house of Israel; when you hear a word from my mouth, you must warn them for me. (Ezekiel 33:1-7)

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, TIME OF GRACE | on June 5th, 2013 | No Comments »

Two New Albums Released!

 

 

“WOW, WOW, WOW…………..! We just listened to these new songs and were blown away!” —F. Adami, CA

“…absolutely beautiful! My only disappointment was that it ended much too soon—it left me wanting to hear more of those lovely, soulful, songs… Vulnerable is an album that I will play over and over again— every single song touched my heart! This album is one of, if not the best one yet.” —N. Carpenter, OH

“One of the many brilliant facets of Mark’s artistry is his ability to write and compose his song that wonderfully becomes your song.”
—Brian Kravec, review of Vulnerable, Catholicmom.com

 

JUNE 3rd, 2013

“VULNERABLE” AND “HERE YOU ARE”

NOW AVAILABLE AT
markmallett.com

LISTEN NOW!

Love songs that will make you cry… ballads that will bring back memories… spiritual songs that will draw you closer to God.. these are moving melodies about love, forgiveness, fidelity, and family. 

Twenty-five original songs by singer/songwriter Mark Mallett are ready to order online in digital or CD format. You’ve read his writings… now hear his music, spiritual food for the heart.

VULNERABLE contains 13 brand new songs by Mark that speak of love, loss, remembering and finding hope.

HERE YOU ARE is a collection of re-mastered songs included on Mark’s Rosary and Chaplet CD’s, and thus, often unheard of by his music fans—plus, two brand new songs “Here You Are” and “You Are Lord” that will take you into the the love and mercy of Christ and tenderness of His mother.

LISTEN, ORDER THE CD,
OR DOWNLOAD NOW!

www.markmallett.com

 


Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, NEWS | on June 3rd, 2013 | No Comments »