Tag Archives: divine mercy

The First Tender Call of Our Salvation

+ J.M.J. The Birth of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and THE WORD WAS GOD… andTHE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, AND DWELT AMONG US” (Jn. 1.1,14). The … Continue reading

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A Heart “Black But Beautiful…”

+ J.M.J. I am black but beautiful… therefore the King hath loved me and… brought me into His storerooms (Antiphon of the Office of Matins, from Canticle of Canticles 1.4,3) St. John of the Cross teaches us that “in the … Continue reading

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The Eternal Word Healeth All Things

+ J.M.J. Ember Friday in the First Week of Lent Wilt thou be made whole? (from the Holy Gospel, Jn. 5.1-15) Wilt thou be made whole? Divine Wisdom teaches us: It was neither herb, nor mollifying plaster that healed them, but … Continue reading

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The “Little Way” of Spiritual Childhood of St. Therese: Humility (III)

+ J.M.J First Friday of the Month “In order to belong to Jesus,” says our dear “Little Therese,” “ we must be little, but there are few souls who aspire to remain in that littleness. ” Elsewhere: “In order to … Continue reading

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The Power and Love of God

+ J.M.J. Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Thy sins are forgiven thee. (Mt. 9.2) A poor paralytic is presented to Our Lord; he probably had himself brought there to ask for bodily health, but in the presence of Jesus, he realizes … Continue reading

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“God is not mocked!”

+ J.M.J. Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Take care of him (Lk. 10.35) IN this day’s Gospel we read, that a certain man fell into the hands of robbers, who, after having taken his money, wounded him, and left him half … Continue reading

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Christian Prayer – “[Asks] Such Things As PLEASE GOD” (II)

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. James, “the Greater” Apostle Send forth Thy light and Thy truth… (Ps. 42.3- DRV) In our previous post, “Christian Prayer… (I)“, God hath sent His mercy (Ps. 56.4) for evils without number have surrounded us (Ps. 39.12). In our … Continue reading

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The “Rule” of Our Lady and the Scapular Confraternity – V

+ J.M.J. Fifth Day of Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel “Meditating day and night on the law of the Lord” – Attend to my law. Our Beloved, in His “merciful love” (our dear “Little Therese”) towards us, saved … Continue reading

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“An Ass Tied”

+ JMJ Second Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday) Go ye into the village that is over against you, and immediately you shall find an ass tied (Mt. 21.2) On the Habitual Sinner “WISHING to enter Jerusalem, to be there … Continue reading

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“Quare Moriemini?”

+ JMJ Fourth Sunday of Lent Why will you die…? (Ezech. 18.31) “On the Tender Compassion Which Jesus Christ Entertains Towards Sinners” A Sermon of St. Alphonsus Mary Liguori (Bishop and Doctor of the Church) WE read in this day’s gospel … Continue reading

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