Monday, August 9, 2010

Divine Mercy

If you're in the area, and you have a chance, make a visit to the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.  This year is the 50th anniversary of the shrine and there is a plenary indulgence attached to a visit during this jubilee year.

Every day at the shrine, the Divine Mercy chaplet is prayed at 3 p.m.  This past Saturday, the shrine church was packed shoulder to shoulder with worshipers.  It was truly an inspiring sight.  Adding to the inspiration was the fact that so many of the pilgrims were men.

One of our co-bloggers, Rosa, along with her husband, Mike, organizes a bus to the shrine every Divine Mercy Sunday.  Maybe she'll post something about some of their experiences with this devotion and their annual pilgrimage.

For now, I'll leave you with something from St. Faustina's diary:
"Pray as much as you can for the dying.  By your entreaties, obtain for them trust in My mercy, because they have most need of trust, and have it the least.  Be assured that the grace of eternal salvation for certain souls in their final moment depends on your prayer."
         (Diary of St. Faustina, 1777)

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Men of The Catholic Jedi Academy are also Men Of Saint Joseph!

Men of The Catholic Jedi Academy are also Men Of Saint Joseph!
Take a moment and visit the MOSJ website.