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The Angels and the Divine Mercy - Part 3

The Holy Angels—Our "Good Samaritans"

This year, the Holy Father reminds us in a special way of Jesus' request: "Be merciful even as your Father is merciful" (Lk 6:36). What does it mean to "be merciful"? The common understanding is to have compassion which moves one to help another in need.

When we get to our limits, when—due to a problem—we cannot sleep at night, when we don't know the answer to the child's question, when we don't know how to get reconciled with a sibling, … we then look and call for help. And whom do we call? Of course, someone who can help, someone who has both the wisdom and power to find and help implement a solution. We do not call a mechanic if we need food nor go to a dentist when the car breaks down.

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Crusade for Priests

Mother Teresa and the Priesthood

We read in the Scriptures how Jesus came to proclaim the Good News that God loves us. He wants us today to be that love. Jesus said: "You did it to Me—I was hungry, naked, homeless and lonely and you did it to Me." I call this the 'Gospel on five fingers'.

Everyone is called to love God with their whole heart and soul and mind and strength and to love their neighbor out of love for God. But on the night, before He died, Jesus gave us two great gifts: the gift of himself in the Eucharist and the gift of the priesthood to continue his living presence in the Eucharist.

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Association for Priests

“… tempted by the devil” (Lk 4:2)

Dear Brothers in the Priesthood!

When St. Luke describes the first steps of Jesus' public life, he accentuates the guidance by the Holy Spirit: "The holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove" at his Baptism on the Jordan (Lk 3:22). "Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert." (4:1) And "when the devil had finished every temptation, he departed from him for a time. Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit" (4:12-13).

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The Angel of Portugal at Fatima

Fr. William Wagner, ORC

This little book retells the angel's lessons to the three shepherd children, and how they, following his guidance, grew in a short time to heroic sanctity. Thus, well prepared for the Blessed Virgin's coming at Fatima, they convincingly convey her message to those who have ears to hear. You, too, can enter this angelic school, gain new depth in your spiritual life, and so find peace, joy and purpose by conforming your life to God's salvific plan.

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Pray for the Sanctification of Priests

Fr. Titus Kieninger, ORC

New Prayer booklet with beautiful prayers and devotions on behalf of priests. Contains prayers and stories for a Holy Hour, a Way of the Cross, Rosary meditations and Novena meditations. (52 pages)

I lived in the company of many saintly priests for one month and learned that, though their dignity raises them above the Angels, they are nevertheless weak and fragile men. If holy priests, whom Jesus in His Gospel calls the "salt of the earth," show in their conduct their extreme need for prayers, what is to be said of those who are tepid? ~ St. therese of lisieux Story of a Soul, chapter VI

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