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April 20, 2017Easter Thursday
Divine Mercy Novena, Day 7
Dear Family of Mary!
Today, the Lord asked St. Faustina to pray for all those who “especially venerate and glorify My Mercy”. On this day Jesus wants to bless those who actually live Mercy as their way of life. Our Lady has called us to this very way of life:
March 18, 2001
“Dear children! Today I call you to love and mercy. Give love to each other as your Father gives it to you. Be merciful (pause) – with the heart. Do good works, not permitting them to wait for you too long. Every mercy that comes from the heart brings you closer to my Son.”
Our Lady was resolute and clear in Her words because this was very important! This call was decisive for our times. We are living in the time of Mercy, and it is Mercy that will triumph through us if we let it. She needs us to be Mercy, like her Son is Mercy. Jesus needs us to extol His Mercy and adore it, because it is the last grace, the final gift to the world!
Jesus told St. Faustina:
The Lord said to me, My daughter, do not tire of proclaiming My mercy. In this way
you will refresh this Heart of Mine, which burns with a flame of pity for sinners.
Tell My priests that hardened sinners will repent on hearing their words when they speak about My unfathomable mercy, about the compassion I have for them in My Heart. To priests who proclaim and extol My mercy, I will give wondrous power; I will anoint their words and touch the hearts of those to whom they will speak. (1521 Dairy)
Divine Mercy Novena, Day 7
Today bring to Me THE SOULS WHO ESPECIALLY VENERATE AND GLORIFY MY MERCY, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death.
Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself. In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident of Your mercy; and united to You, O Jesus, they carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy, and their hearts, overflowing with joy, sing a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God:
Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who said to them that during their life, but especially at the hour of death, the souls who will venerate this fathomless mercy of His, He, Himself, will defend as His glory. Amen.
Oh Jesus, Divine Mercy, may we become like You, through love. May we extol Your Mercy with our hearts and our actions. O Jesus, Divine Mercy, we adore You!
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy: http://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/praythechaplet.php
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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