10.11.16


Live Adoration


9.11.16

Divine Mercy Chaplet in Latin



On each of the OUR FATHER beads:
PATER aeterne, offero tibi Corpus et Sanguinem, animam et divinitatem dilectissimi Filii Tui, Domini nostri, Iesu Christi, in propitiatione pro peccatis nostris et totius mundi.
(Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.)

On each of the HAIL MARY beads:
PRO DOLOROSA Eius passione, miserere nobis et totius mundi.
(For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and the whole world)

In conclusion say the following three times:
SANCTUS Deus,
Sanctus Fortis,
Sanctus Immortalis,
miserere nobis et totius mundi.

Beginning prayers:
IN NOMINE Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti.

PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

AVE MARIA, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

CREDO in Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae. Et in Iesum Christum, Filium eius unicum, Dominum nostrum, qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine, passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus, descendit ad inferos, tertia die resurrexit a mortuis, ascendit ad caelos, sedet ad dexteram Dei Patris omnipotentis, inde venturus est iudicare vivos et mortuos. Credo in Spiritum Sanctum, sanctam Ecclesiam catholicam, sanctorum communionem, remissionem peccatorum, carnis resurrectionem et vitam aeternam. Amen.

13.8.16

Oblates of Divine Mercy


Oblates of Divine Mercy


Who is an Oblate of Divine Mercy?
... Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy (Mt 5,7).
L 'Oblates of Divine Mercy is a lay person in the Catholic Church who, with the gift of the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, is called not only to be a full member of the Church as the Body of Christ, with all the rights and responsibilities that Canon code provides, but also - to a specific call and a gift of the Holy Spirit - to be an expression of the spirituality of Divine Mercy, as the Lord Jesus Christ said to St. Faustina Kowalska. This call is a specific gift of the Holy Spirit for the good of the sanctification of the world and of the Church's mission.
What is the specific gift of the Holy Spirit who is given the offeree?
... Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful (Luke, 6, 36)
The specific gift of the Holy Spirit is the "charisma" of the ODM. This charism is to know, live and proclaim the mercy of God through the witness of their lives, through the works of mercy, prayer and proclamation. This is possible thanks to the gift of the Holy Spirit for three specific virtues:
  1. Humility
  2. Confidence
  3. mercy
As we grow in this call? With the practice of "charisma":
  1. Humility: 
    ... So he called a little child and had him stand among them and said, "Truly I tell you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whosoever shall humble himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven ... (Matthew 18: 2-4). 
    So, as children who demand everything to their dad and their mother and they hear their teachings and following their guidance / direction.So is the humble person, who always tries all the answers in His Father in heaven, who speaks to us through His Word, in the teachings of the Church, the sacraments and, in a special way, through spiritual guidance. Humility is to know and very well admit our miseries and our limitations, and also know our gifts that come from God. It is put at the service of others, considering them the best of ourselves. It means to discover more and more of us that without Him we can do nothing - and pass over the humiliations without trying to defend ourselves, as did our Merciful Lord: 
    ... Though he was in the form of God, did not consider it a privilege to be like God, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness. And he found human, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death on the cross to a mortee (Philippians 2: 6-8). 
  2. Confidence 
    ... But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Mt 6, 33). 
    In the world of today people trust too much in their own strength, skill and thought, without seeking first the kingdom of God. 
    "Cursed is the man who trusts in man and make mere flesh their strength, whose hearts turn away from the Lord. It will be like a shrub in the desert; not see when good, dwell in the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and the Lord is his trust. It is like a tree planted by a stream to the stream out its roots; does not fear when heat comes, its leaves stay green; year of drought do not trouble, it never ceases to bear fruit (Jeremiah 17: 5-8). 
    The virtue of humility opens our hearts not to trust ourselves, but to seek help in the mercy of the Lord. It is not for us to provide for our weakness, but the omnipotence of the Lord: ... Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ: for when I am weak, then I am strong ( 2 Cor. 12, 10). 
  3. mercy 
    ... Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful (Luke 6, 36). 
    Sometimes we forget that when the Lord Jesus taught and manifested to his disciples, His mercy, has shown himself as a model, as if to say: "Be merciful as I am" (he said that, instead, to charity), but referred to His Father. Why? Because the Mercy, according to Judaism and the era in which Jesus lived, had a much deeper meaning than that of today's Italian word. 
    There are two key words for the meaning of "mercy" in the Old Testament: 
    1. Rahamin 
    2. Hesed 
    We focus only on the meaning of the first word. Rahamin is the plural of the word rehem, which describes, in particular, the relationship of love that exists between the mother and her baby, when he is in the womb ... "Love" is too superficial a word to describe this report instead the term rehem explains it best: "you are part of me", "come from my womb." Rahamin is used only in the relationship between God and His people Israel ( "I have given my life", "you came out of my bowels") or to explain the relationship between a father and his son: "You are flesh of my flesh" . 
    Therefore, an Oblate of Divine Mercy is not only called to find out that in Christ we find ourselves in the womb of the Father, but we live in Him, through Him and with Him ... as the same St. Paul said: What will separate me from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord ... (cf. Romans 8: 35-39). We pray that the Father will always see in the beloved, without considering our sins, but rather our being His children. Indeed, an Oblate must find out for sinners and the needy is not only expected forgiveness or help, but above all we need to find that relationship, that is, be merciful that means that "you are part of me, so if I do this thing, I do it myself ", because really we are only one body in Christ. And so in love usually we experience to have the same dignity and the same skills, so when we love we do it for free, in full freedom, and not because we need the help of the other person. On the contrary, be merciful means just discovered that I have a gift that, if you do not do the other, the other does not will ever receive. Only a father can be the father of her child, and so the mother, and so on.

SUMMARY OF THE STATUTE OF THE LAY OF DIVINE MERCY
Oblates are not just a group of faithful but rather a movement inspired by the spirituality and devotion of the Divine Mercy. Its center is the Eucharistic Sacrifice, in which Jesus continues to offer himself for each of us. Oblates aim to unite all their prayers, work, difficulties and suffering to the one and only Sacrifice of Jesus. Doing this helps them to abandon themselves completely, with trust and joy to the will of God in all aspects of their lives.
TASKS OF THE OBLATES
Become a member of the Oblates is free and is open to all. Oblates are not bound by any vote. Each, according to his personal ability, undertakes to cooperate with the works of the Brothers of Merciful Jesus in prayer, giving offerings and offering material support.
THE SEVEN PEARLS OF OBLATES
  1. Spread the devotion to the Divine Mercy in your environment (eg. At home, at work, in the family, among friends), exposing images of the Merciful Jesus and materials about the devotion to the Divine Mercy, especially the writings of St. Faustina Kowalska and Blessed Michael Sopocko
  2. daily recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in the form dictated by Jesus to St. Faustina Kowalska.
  3. Keeping the tradition of the Hour of Divine Mercy, the hour of Jesus' death on the cross at 3pm.
  4. At least once a year, before the Feast of Divine Mercy and after Good Friday, recite the novena of Divine Mercy in the form dictated by Jesus to St. Faustina Kowalska.
  5. Full participation in the Eucharistic Sacrifice of the Mass on the day of the Feast of Divine Mercy.
  6. Spreading devotion to the Divine Mercy through the example of his life and the apostolate (acts of mercy and establish prayer groups).
  7. Attend at least once a month at Holy Mass for the work of the Brothers of Merciful Jesus.

18.7.15

From the Diary..notebook v

Jesus: I am pleased with your efforts, O soul aspiring for perfection, but why do I see you so often sad and depressed? Tell Me, My child, what is the meaning of this sadness, and what is its cause?


 Lord, the reason for my sadness is that, in spite of my sincere resolutions, I fall again into the same faults. I make resolutions in the morning, but in the evening I see how much I have departed from them.


Jesus: You see what you are of yourself. The cause of your falls is that you rely too much upon yourself and too little on Me. But let this not sadden you so much. You are dealing with the God of mercy, which your misery cannot exhaust. Remember, I did not allot only a certain number of pardons.


Yes, I know all that but the great temptations assail me, and various doubts waken within me and moreover, everything irritates and discourages me.


Jesus: My child, know that the greatest obstacles to holiness are discouragement and an exaggerated anxiety. These will deprive you of the ability to practice virtue. All temptations united together ought not disturb your interior peace, not even momentarily. Sensitiveness and discouragement are fruits of self love. You should not become discouraged, but strive to make My love reign in place of your self love. Have confidence, My child. Do not lose heart in coming for pardon, for I am always ready to forgive you. As often as you beg for it, you glorify My mercy.


I understand what is the better thing to do, what pleases You more, but I encounter great obstacles in acting on this understanding.


Jesus: My child, life on earth is a struggle indeed; a great struggle for My kingdom. But fear not, because you are not alone. I am always supporting you, so lean on Me as you struggle, fearing nothing. Take the vessel of trust and draw from the fountain of life – for yourself, but also for other souls, especially such as are distrustful of My goodness.


 O Lord, I feel my heart being filled with Your love and the rays of Your mercy and love piercing my soul. I go, Lord, at Your command. I go to conquer souls. Sustained by Your grace, I am ready to follow You Lord, not only to Tabor, but also to Calvary. I desire to lead souls to the fount of Your mercy so that the splendor of Your mercy may be reflected in all souls, and the home of our Father be filled to overflowing. And when the enemy begins to attack me, I shall take refuge behind the shield of Your mercy.

13.7.15

Teresa of Avila
















26.1.15

From Faustina's Diary

Sometimes there are whole hours when my soul is lost in wonder at seeing the infinite majesty of God abasing Itself to the level of my soul. Unending is my interior astonishment that the Most High Lord is pleased in me and tells me so Himself. And I immerse myself even deeper in my nothingness, because I know what I am of myself (Diary 947). 

19.1.15

Prayers of St Faustina


Jesus, I thank you for the little daily crosses, for opposition to my endeavours, for the hardships of communal life, for the misinterpretation of my intentions, for humiliations at the hands of others, for the harsh way in which we are treated, for the false suspicions, for poor health and loss of strength, for self-denial, for dying to myself, for lack of recognition in everything, for the upsetting of all my plans.
Thank you, Jesus, for interior sufferings, for dryness of spirit, for terror, fears and  in-certitudes, for the darkness and the deep interior night, for temptations and various ordeals, for torments too difficult to describe, especially for those which no one will understand, for the hour of death with its fierce struggle and all its bitterness.
I thank You, Jesus, You who first drank the cup of bitterness before You gave it to me, in a much milder form. I put my lips to this cup of Your holy will. Let all be done according to Your good pleasure; let that which Your wisdom ordained before the ages be done to me. I want to drink the cup to its last drop, and not seek to know the reason why. In bitterness is my joy, in hopelessness is my trust.
In You, O Lord, all is good, all is a gift of Your paternal Heart. I do not prefer consolations over bitterness, or bitterness over consolations, but thank You, O Jesus, for everything! It is my delight to fix my gaze upon You, O incomprehensible God! (Diary, 343)