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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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.Continue reading

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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Banquet of Mercy

 

 

 
THE LIGHT SHINES IN THE DARKNESS,

AND THE DARKNESS HAS NOT OVERCOME IT.
 

JOHN 1:5

 

Hear Mark’s Holy Week Message

"BANQUET OF MERCY"

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

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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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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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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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Stand Still

 

 

I am writing you today from the Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA. Our family is taking a brief break, as the last leg of our concert tour unfolds.

 

WHEN the world seems to be caving in on you… when temptation seems more powerful than your resistance… when you are more confused than clear… when there is no peace, just fear… when you cannot pray…

Stand still.

Stand still beneath the Cross.

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A Word From Lea


 

 

Hello, all!

Writing to you from Tallahassee, Florida after tonight’s concert here. Mark & I and our little brood are now halfway through our US/Canada Lenten Tour, and faring very well, considering the rough start we had! I think Mark gave you just a few of the "highlights" off the top of the tour… the long list of mishaps would be really quite unbelievable, had I not been there too to vouch for it all having actually happened! Suffice it to say, the highlight so far has NOT been the flushing pedal stuck on the bus’s toilet sending gallons of unthinkably nasty stuff for a mad dash to the driver’s seat! (we survived, thanks to a serious bottle of heavy-duty disinfectant.) Rather, we have been blessed to see many hearts powerfully moved during the concerts, and have ourselves been blessed by tremendous hospitality.

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Fighting God

 

DEAR friends,

Writing you this morning from a Wal-Mart parking lot. The baby decided to wake up and play, so since I cannot sleep I will take this rare moment to write.

 

SEEDS OF REBELLION

As much as we pray, as much as we go to Mass, do good works, and seek the Lord, there remains in us yet a seed of rebellion. This seed lies within the "flesh" as Paul calls it, and is opposed to the "Spirit." While our own spirit is often willing, the flesh is not. We want to serve God, but the flesh wants to serve itself. We know the right thing to do, but the flesh wants to do the opposite.

And the battle rages.

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