Friday, April 17, 2009

Guerilla warfare...

This virus is really having fun playing with us. We started with it early in Holy week with Emma as its first victim and it is still attacking us - guerilla warfare style. It sneaks up on us and takes a lone victim down and then for a day or two - no one else gets sick. Just long enough for us to think we are out of the woods when BANG - another victim is taken down.

In the meantime here is an interesting site that explains the Mass that I have just begun to explore. There is so much symbolism and meaning hidden within the Sacrifice of the Mass that myself - I know have barely begun to scratch the surface of it all. Here is the site if you care to explore it with me. Keep in mind that I have not read it in its entirety and can not state equivocally that there will be nothing objectionable there. Read more!

Day Eight of the novena to the Divine Mercy

"Today bring to Me the Souls who are in the prison of Purgatory,
and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice."
Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy may be celebrated.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded: Manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way but only through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen.

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