Friday, April 2, 2010

It Is Finished........April 2

HERE are the prayers.

"The darkness on that Friday afternoon was both physical and spiritual....the physical agony was horrible but even worse was the period of spiritual separation from God. Jesus suffered this double death so that we would never have to experience eternal separation from God."

...from Life Application Study Bible, p.2036

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“The Hands Project”.
Thank you Molly for the holy cards.


Anonymous said...

"the Novena to the Divine Mercy"

I wonder why people say "TO THE Divine Mercy." I think that we should say simply, "Divine Mercy." I will begin to pray the Novena OF Divine Mercy today.

We don't speak of THE Divine Providence. There are Sisters of Divine Providence, and we say simply that divine providence is abundant.

We don't speak of THE Divine Love, but simply of divine love. We don't speak of THE divine intervention, but simply of divine intervention. Other examples could be given.

The devotion of Divine Mercy comes to us from Poland. I'll bet that an influential Polish priest, who learned English to translate the writings of St. Faustina, did not learn our language fluently, and he made the mistake of inserting the word, THE, before "Divine Mercy." I suggest that we stop imitating his error.

Thank you, Jesus, for suffering and dying for us on "this day," almost 2,000 years ago and for continuing to shower us with divine mercy.

Micki said...

Anonymous - Point taken. I changed the wording.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous of 8:11

Such an unpleasant day you're having. And such unpleasantness you spread. I hope things get better for you and consequently for those around you.

Suggest you go to the corner, and also that you petition the Lord for humility and manners as your divine mercy novena intention.

I suspect our Lord has some things to say to you NOW.

michele said...

I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish.
I also promise victoy over its enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My Own glory.
(Diary of Divine Mercy 48)

Mary Lou said...

Thank you for the reminder that today is the day to start this wonderful novena. And thank you for all of the wonderful postings. You have, indeed, added so much to my life. You are a blessing from God!