For The Divine Mercy: A Novena (Day 8, Easter Friday)

For lifelong Catholics, the doctrine of Purgatory is probably no big deal. Then again, what do I know? I’ll be frank with you…I don’t know much.

Which actually is just another reason why I am Catholic. When I became a Catholic I took an oath to believe everything the Church believes, and I do. [Read more...]

For The Divine Mercy: A Novena (Day 7, Easter Thursday)

We are only three days away from Divine Mercy Sunday and our novena will conclude this Saturday. So far, we have prayed for all mankind, priests and religious, the devout and faithful, unbelievers, separated Christendom, and the childlike and children.

That is quite a list so far. Just when you thought there could be nothing else, today Our Lord has a special request: [Read more...]

For The Divine Mercy: A Novena (Day 2, Holy Saturday)

Admittedly, I jumped into this novena at the last minute. But do you see the words at the bottom of the Divine Mercy portrait? Jesus I Trust in You. Just so, I trust that suitable complementary material on the Divine Mercy will be forthcoming to share with you. [Read more...]

Because Blake Could Paint Such A Portrait With Words

I’m sure you recognize the Divine Mercy image. Seen in a vision by Sister Faustina in 1931 she was disappointed in the original painting of what she had described.  She thought it would be impossible for any painter to depict Jesus as beautifully as she had seen him.

Long before Sister Faustina’s vision in the 20th Century, the English poet William Blake painted the following image with words instead of paint. [Read more...]


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