Tag: Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy graces not only available to the sick and dying

Divine Mercy graces not only available to the sick and dying

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Thirteen years after Pope John Paul II established the Sunday after Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday, the image of Jesus with red and white rays coming from his side has become familiar in many parishes.

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At first Angelus, Pope Francis says God never tires of forgiving

At first Angelus, Pope Francis says God never tires of forgiving

| March 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Earlier that morning, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Church of St. Anne inside Vatican City, where his homily also treated the subject of divine mercy. He also sent his first official Tweet.

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Divine Mercy icon, organ dedications on tap in Faribault

Divine Mercy icon, organ dedications on tap in Faribault

| April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Divine Mercy parish in Faribault will celebrate its namesake with the dedication of a new organ and icon on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 15.

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Divine Mercy events in the archdiocese

Divine Mercy events in the archdiocese

| April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

The following Divine Mercy celebrations take place May 1. Celebrations may include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, confession and/or talks on Divine Mercy. For more information on events related to a celebration, contact the individual parish.

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‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy’

‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy’

| Father Michael Van Sloun | April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Second Sunday of Easter is now also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. It ranks as a solemnity, and it is the eighth and final day of the Octave of Easter. Divine Mercy Sunday was established by Pope John Paul II on April 30, 2000.

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Electrician sparks life commitment by turning down abortion clinic job

Electrician sparks life commitment by turning down abortion clinic job

| March 16, 2011 | 12 Comments

A sign in the bathroom of Tim and Nicole Roach’s home in Fari­bault reads, “Gratitude, Always Re­member to Count Your Bles­sings.”

“It should say, ‘August, wash your hands and brush your teeth,’” joked Nicole, referring to her 9-year-old son.

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Pope was devoted to people, prayer

Pope was devoted to people, prayer

| February 16, 2011

I hope that the recent announcement by our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, that he would beatify his predecessor, Pope John Paul II, brought a sense of joy to the hearts of Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

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Divine Mercy devotion promotes renewed faith in troubled times

Divine Mercy devotion promotes renewed faith in troubled times

| February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Following is an edited version of an e-mail interview by Catholic Spirit news editor Pat Norby with Father Seraphim Michalenko, who has been involved in promoting the Divine Mercy message and devotion for more than 60 years. The devotion and the feast of Divine Mercy — which is celebrated the Sunday after Easter — is associated with Sister Maria Faustina Kowal­ska, a Polish nun to whom Christ appeared, instructing her to proclaim God’s mercy. She died in 1938, was beatified in 1993 and canonized a saint in 2000.

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