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Archive for April, 2007

The Hour of Glory


Pope John Paul II with his would-be assassin

 

THE measure of love is not how we treat our friends, but our enemies.

 

THE WAY OF FEAR 

As I wrote in The Great Scattering, the enemies of the Church are growing, their torches lit with flickering and twisted words as they begin their march into the Garden of Gethsemane. The temptation is to run—to avoid conflict, to shy away from speaking the truth, to even hide our Christian identity.

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Published in: HOME, SPIRITUALITY | on April 26th, 2007 | No Comments »

The Image of the Beast

 
 

JESUS is "the light of the world" (John 8:12). As Christ the Light is being exponentially expelled from our nations, the prince of darkness is taking His place. But Satan comes not as darkness, but as a false light.

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Published in: HOME, SIGNS | on April 20th, 2007 | No Comments »

The Last Hope of Salvation—Part II


Photo by Chip Clark ©, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

 

THE LAST HOPE OF SALVATION

Jesus speaks to St. Faustina of the many ways He is pouring out special graces upon souls during this time of Mercy. One is Divine Mercy Sunday, the Sunday after Easter, which begins with the first Masses tonight (note: to receive the special graces of this day, we are required to go Confession within 20 days, and receive communion in a state of grace. See The Last Hope of Salvation.) But Jesus also speaks about the Mercy He wishes to lavish on souls through the Divine Mercy Chaplet, the Divine Mercy Image, and the Hour of Mercy, which begins at 3 p.m. each day.

But really, every day, every minute, every second, we can access the mercy and grace of Jesus very simply:

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Published in: HOME, TIME OF GRACE | on April 14th, 2007 | No Comments »

Banquet of Mercy

 

 

 
THE LIGHT SHINES IN THE DARKNESS,

AND THE DARKNESS HAS NOT OVERCOME IT.
 

JOHN 1:5

 

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"BANQUET OF MERCY"

Given at Merlin, Ontario, Canada, April 3rd, 2007

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Published in: HOME | on April 8th, 2007 | No Comments »

The Eclipse of the Son


An attempt to photograph the "miracle of the sun"

 

GOOD FRIDAY/HOLY SATURDAY

 

Jesus said to St. Faustina,

Before the Day of Justice, I am sending the Day of Mercy.Diary of Divine Mercy, n. 1588

This sequence is presented on the Cross:

(MERCY:) Then [the criminal] said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." He replied to him, "Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."

(JUSTICE:) It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun. (Luke 23:43-45)

 

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Published in: HOME, SIGNS, THE GREAT TRIALS | on April 7th, 2007 | No Comments »

Prophetic Perspective

 

 

 

 

The presumption of every generation is, of course, that they might be the generation which will see the fulfillment of biblical prophecy regarding the end times. The truth is, every generation does, to a certain degree.

 

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Published in: HOME, SIGNS | on April 5th, 2007 | No Comments »

Vanishing Villages…. Annihilated Nations

 

 

IN the past two years alone, we have witnessed unprecedented events on earth:  entire towns and villages disappearing. Hurricane Katrina, The Asian Tsunami, Philippine mudslides, Solomon’s Tsunami…. the list goes on of areas where there was once buildings and life, and now there is just sand and dirt and fragments of memories. It is the result of unprecedented natural disasters which have annihilated these places. Entires towns gone! …the good having perished with the evil.

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Published in: HOME, SIGNS | on April 4th, 2007 | No Comments »