Monday, April 12, 2010

Divine Mercy Sunday!

My favorite day of the year!!! Divine Mercy Sunday!! This year Jedi did the novena and chaplet with me and it was wonderful!
We made Rice Krispie treats, (with chocolate chips put in right after krispies are mixed) and put them into a heart shaped pan. Then we used pull apart licorice for the "mercy" side and white frosting (put into a baggie, cut and squeezed out) for the "graces" side.
The words of Jesus to St Faustina:
My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and a shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy.
The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day are opened all the divine floodgates through which graces flow. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me even though its sins be as scarlet.
Complete forgiveness of sins...and all the divine floodgates are opened, floodgates holding all God's graces! How powerful is that? Starting new and fresh, with so much grace.
Last week I heard a speaker, Paul Regan, who travels all over the world speaking about Divine Mercy. He said some very interesting things. The one thing that stands out the most to me is you know that 100 year reign that God gave the devil? You know, Pope Leo XIII had this vision, in which he was in a mystical ecstasy for 12 minutes? The one where he received the prayer from God, St Michael the Archangel? Well, that was October 13th, 1884. That prayer is to help us fend off the devil, right? A sort of exorcism.
33 years to the exact date, and the exact time the last vision of Fatima happened, for 12 minutes, that was in 1917.
Paul Regan, the speaker, said this is only his theory, that the 100 year reign started on that date. After the last vision of Fatima, which would bring us to 2017 to be the end of that 100 year reign.
Now, I always stay away from anyone who is talking dates. I mean really, that's just scary and does not come from God. But there's no date, just a year and it really makes sense.
It just boils down to always being ready for whatever may come.
It's exciting really.
What are your thoughts?
Isn't that interesting?
We finally got everyone in Easter dresses (Jedi excluded) but it was not a good picture taking day. (even after bribing them with jelly beans...when can I get rid of the Easter candy?)

Sweetie Pie is sick this week, she can hardly breathe she's so stuffed up, poor baby.
I hate it when my babes are sick.
This is the "Don't stand by me" picture.
"But if you are going to take my picture anyway, I'll smile" picture.
Babycakes.
She's 3
Need I say more?
During Mass yesterday, after being sprinkled with holy water by Father who was sprinkling everyone up and down the isle, said, very concerned,
"Hey! His holy water is leaking!"

11 comments:

  1. That picture of the crying smiler sums up mercurial childhood, doesn't it? LUV it!

    Great cake idea, you are so clever!

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  2. The oldest daughter is sure changing a lot.. becoming a young lady. And, yes, the 3yo's! All we can do is laugh inwardly at their antics.

    Hope sweetie pie feels better soon.

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  3. The older I get, the more I am appreciating and getting Divine Mercy. Our pastor in starting devotions to Divine Mercy and I love it!

    Love the pictures of the kids! Poor Sweetie Pie! Hope she feels better soon!

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  4. I must not have ever been paying attention - what 100 year reign are you talking about?

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  5. Paula- Look up Pope Leo XIII if you want to learn more, but the jist of it is he had this vision where he saw God give the devil a 100 year reign to run rampant. After that, he'd be done. Forever. That's why the St Michael prayer was given, to help us fend him off.

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  6. After every Mass I kneel down and pray the St. Michael prayer. PLUS I wait till everybody rushes and rushes out of the church and parking lot. Not sure why everyone is in such a hurry.

    Divine Mercy has always been special to me also.

    I LOVE that Babycakes. Look at that sweet babe. So cute getting mad then crying. So sorry to hear sweetiepie is sick. I agree...I never like it when babies are sick.

    hoping you get everything ready for the special day!

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  7. I don't like even a person predicting a year for the end of the world. To me, it still defies all reasons why God does not want us to know when the end of the world will be: to be ready at any moment and not to count down the days. The very thought of it makes me uneasy. I've also seen some apostolate website where you are supposed to buy provisions like dried food and generators for the end times- just to be "ready". some how I don't think that's what God meant when he told us to be ready!

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  8. Hi Sarah!! He didn't talk about the end of the world or anything like that, just the end of the reign of the devil and praying. I agree with you though on dates of the end times. We should always be ready, spiritually.

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  9. Great post!
    Love the pics and how very real they are!!!
    God bless you, Happy Easter

    God bless,
    Mary @ Cheerios

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  10. Hello, homeschool mom, I am getting ready to have a Marian Conference and Paul will be one of my speakers*** my email is gregory@asleepknowmore.com and I would love to send you my books after Jesus got hold of me, I was a setting Superintendent of Schools at that time*** My phone is 417-599-9247 God be with you, Gregory

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  11. Gregory Thompson is truly one of America's finest speakers as well, I look forward in meeting Paul Regen on October 13!

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