the ripest apple on the tree…

It’s another Wednesday for Saint Maria Faustina KoWalska (what else,)

with a brief reflection on the Divine Mercy of God!

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Originally aired in 1965 by Paul Harvey (1918-2009.)

 

Somedays we look around us to see and hear what is happening in our communities, our country, our world and we can’t help but say…

“These are very sad times we are living in.”

And we wonder to ourselves,

“Are these the days predicted in Revelation?”

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Jesus spoke to St. Faustina and asked her to write this:

“Write this:  before I come as the Just Judge, I am coming first as the King of Mercy.  Before the day of justice arrives, there will be given to people a sign in the heavens of this sort: 

All light in the heavens will be extinguished, and there will be great darkness over the whole earth.  Then the sign of the cross will be seen in the sky, and from the openings where the hands and the feet of the Savior were nailed will come forth great lights which will light up the earth for a period of time.  This will take place shortly before the last day.”

Paragraph/entry (83) in the Diary of Saint Faustina Maria Kowalska called “Divine Mercy In My Soul”

The Church prepares us for the end times.

Hatred never has the last word.

We already know the end of the story.

God will always win.

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hugs n’ blessings to all those who refuse to eat from the apple & keep their eyes fixed on Christ.

Jesus, I trust in you.

*this post was inspired by lafayetteangel.

HAPPY bee-lated!

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happy, happy, (albeit bee-lated) to you, Oh Sacred Mother!

i was with you through-out the day (yesterday)…

and yet i never had the chance to write & say,

just how much i loved honoring…

your birthday!

“The Lord has chosen her, his loved one from the beginning.” ~ The Liturgy of the Hours

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“Your birth, O Virgin Mother of God, proclaims joy to the whole world, for from you arose the glorious Sun of Justice, Christ our God; he freed us from the age-old curse an filled us with holiness; he destroyed death and gave us eternal life.” ~The Liturgy of the Hours, Canticle of Zechariah Antiphon September 8

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“Blessed are you, O Mary, for the word’s salvation came forth from you; now in glory, you rejoice for ever with the Lord.  Intercede for us with your Son.”  ~The Liturgy of the Hours, Common of the BVM Antiphon 1

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“Eve shut all her children out of Paradise; the Virgin Mary opened wide its gates.” ~The Liturgy of the Hours, Morning Prayer Antiphon

We commemorate the birth of the blessed Virgin Mary, a descendant of Abraham,

born of the tribe of Judah and of David’s seed.”

~The Liturgy of the Hours, Common of the BVM

may her Motherly hugs n’ blessings be your today!