Divine Mercy

Among Women Espresso Shot #41: Blessed are the merciful

Let me take this time to wish you a blessed Easter. I know this has been a difficult time as we experience together pandemic-related life changes. It is in this time that we must hold fast to our faith and lean into prayer even more. I am praying for you. Please pray for me.   Jesus…

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Good Friday: A good day to begin to pray the Divine Mercy novena

Let’s pray the Divine Mercy novena. We can pray a 9-day novena anytime of the year, but I believe that these nine days, beginning today and leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday are very powerful. All the details to pray the Divine Mercy novena are here. “Those who sincerely say ‘Jesus, I trust in You’ will…

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Dear St John Paul II… a thanksgiving for your holy influence in my life

Dear St John Paul II, What a blessing to go to Mass this morning on your feast day! Your life had such a big impact on mine; your holy influence has fueled some of my best prayer practices and my most earnest studies. Long before you instituted World Youth Days, you struck a chord with…

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In the wake of Divine Mercy, a powerful testimony from Kitty Cleveland.

We are still in Divine Mercy’s wake. Here’s a powerful testimony from my pal, Kitty Cleveland, and the answer to prayer that her family received during the Divine Mercy novena. You may remember my interview last year with singer-songwriter, Kitty Cleveland. Go listen to that Among Women episode.

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Happy Divine Mercy Sunday! Love and mercy has taken form and has a name: Jesus Christ!

[W]e live in a time of deep worldly skepticism about any “bigger plan” or higher meaning to human experience. For many people, the human person is little more than an accident of evolution; carbon atoms with an attitude. In other words, for many people we have no higher purpose than whatever meaning we create for…

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This makes me think… about the intersection of humility and divine mercy…

St. Therese of the Child Jesus teaches, that “what offends God and wounds His heart most is want of confidence” (Letters). To be wanting in confidence in God’s mercy, even after a grave fall, is never a sign of true humility but of insidious pride and diabolical temptation. If Judas had been humble he would…

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Good for the Soul: On Writerly friends, Pray-ers, and Sisters-in-Christ

I am a blessed woman and I know it. For much of my life I have not only enjoyed the love and friendship of my husband, Bob, but I have known the wealth of women friends who are devoted to Christ and each other. And let me tell you, Bob himself is grateful that I…

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#2PopeSaints and Divine Mercy Sunday

Today we celebrate, as a global church, the elevation of two new saints — two recent popes — Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. What an exciting day for the church — and to have it coincide with Divine Mercy Sunday, a feast added to the liturgical calendar by John Paul , is…

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Among Women 177: Kitty Cleveland’s new Jazz album – Blue Skies

This special edition of Among Women features the vocal gifts of Kitty Cleveland. This week I’m privileged to share in celebrating the debut of Kitty’s new jazz album, Blue Skies. This ninth album covers great jazz standards and this show features several tracks from the album as well as Kitty’s commentary. Kitty Cleveland is a popular Catholic artist and speaker….

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Everything you could ever want to know about Divine Mercy in one great website: thedivinemercy.org

  Bookmark TheDivineMercy.org You can watch live coverage from the National Shrine of Divine Mercy on EWTN or online. (Today, 12noon Eastern.)

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