Happy Divine Mercy Sunday!
It’s a wonderful privilege–mercy of God–to be so near to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception where a special Divine Mercy celebration takes place every year. Recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at followed by Holy Mass in the 3 o’clock hour–the Hour of Mercy. We got back from there just a little while ago.
As an added bonus, there was a booksigning at the Shrine. Susan Conroy author of books on the spirituality of Bl. Mother Teresa and St. Therese. I’ve seen her on EWTN sharing her experience of working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta as a young college student during summer vacation. It was great meeting her! She signed two new books that she translated from French into English– The End of the Present World (instrumental in the life of St. Therese) and The Plays of St. Therese of Lisiieux (it turns out that she wrote eight plays!). She wrote me a special prayer to St. Therese.
Today let us pray that the deluge of Divine Mercy may flood our world, immerse and envelop it. We need Divine Mercy… the Merciful Love of God as St. Therese put it. Jesus is Divine Mercy just waiting to pour out graces upon all humanity. He told St. Faustina that now is the time for mercy later will be the time of justice.
Speaking of Divine Mercy, there will be a movie tonight at 9 PM Eastern on CBS about Irena Sendler, a Polish social worker who helped to rescue more than 2000 Jewish children from Nazi persecution. She certainly showed mercy.. the ABCs of mercy are: A.sk for mercy, B.e merciful, C.ompletely trust.