Divine Mercy Sunday couldn’t have come on a better day.
The gospel tells us the most famous apostle story after Peter’s denial—Thomas’ skeptical and outrageous statement that he won’t believe it till he sees it.He finds compassion, not stern judgment, when Jesus gives him what he asks for.
This Sunday, the first Sunday after Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday. Why?
Jesus died on the Cross for us because he saw that sin caused the deepest suffering in our lives! He appeared to the apostles on Easter Sunday and in his infinite Mercy established the sacrament of Confession!
How does Confession translate to Divine Mercy - Aren't my sins between me and God? Why do I need a priest to forgive me?
As we look to the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ - The Church is filled with New Life, Catechumenates and Candidates have entered fully into the Faith and we are all hungry for Fresh and Exciting resources to help us celebrate this Easter Season - Below are just a few of the incredible resources that we have collected just for you during this season!
Divine Mercy - Kitty Cleveland Includes Kitty singing the Chaplet of Divine Mercy with the St. Joseph Children's Choir to original music; "In the Breaking of the Bread"; and "I Place My Trust in You", as well as Kitty's testimony of God's Divine Mercy in her life.
Mercy Minutes with Jesus Fr. George Kosicki, CSB, a well-known speaker and authority on the Diary and The Divine Mercy message and devotion, has compiled key passages of Jesus' own words to St. Faustina, following themes such as trust, deeds of mercy, and humble simplicity.
Book of Saints for Catholic Moms - Lisa Hendey Lisa Hendey's enthusiasm for saints is contagious. Building on the success of her first book, Hendey continues her work as the Catholic mom's coach to nurturing hearts, minds, bodies, and souls--this time through the rich Catholic communion of saints. With the warmth and candor of My Life with the Saints by James Martin, S.J., Hendey eloquently links personal stories, scripture, prayer, and simple soul-strengthening exercises into this rich spiritual resource for Catholic women. Softcover, 352 pages.
Living the Rosary The Rosary, often called “the Gospel in miniature,” is both explained and meditated upon by Rev. John Phalen, C.S.C., president of Holy Cross Family Ministries and one of today’s leading Rosary evangelists. Living the Rosary: Finding Your Life in the Mysteries situates each of the twenty “mysteries” of the life of Jesus within both biblical and modern stories of conversion and spiritual growth. Beginning with his own vocation story (an example of “annunciation”), Phalen offers twenty different stories—some scriptural, some personal, all of them practical—that will help readers better understand and live each mystery of the Rosary.
First given as a Lenten retreat, this is an awesome 4 session program to revitalize your faith and prepare you for the joy of Easter. Great for individuals or families or small groups. The workbook is a treasure of discussion questions, devotions and spiritual exercises that can serve as an easy-to-follow roadmap through the Lenten season that will break you out of stale patterns and enrich both your prayer and your understanding of the central truths of the Catholic faith, empowering you to share that faith with others.
Simple Graces Poetry is a way of expressing extraordinary thought in a simple fashion; these poems express intense emotions of love, thankfulness, wonder, and peace. Throughout the years, simple graces have inspired poets to write and readers to reflect on God's beauty and love that is all around us. This collection is divided into themes and each chapter is shaped to give the reader a chance to hear the deep stirring of their hearts put into words - lovely as individual prayer time and wonderful for a group!
Feast of Faith - 2 DVD set In this enlightening, four-part adult faith formation series developed for the Eucharist, Dr. D’Ambrosio offers profound reflections on the nature of the Holy Eucharist – the “source and summit” of the Catholic faith.
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