St. Faustina: Then I saw the Lord nailed to the cross. When He had hung on it
for a while, I saw a multitude of souls crucified like Him. Then I saw a second
multitude of souls, and a third. The second multitude were not nailed to [their]
crosses, but were holding them firmly in their hands. The third were neither nailed
to [their] crosses, nor holding them firmly in their hands, but were dragging [their]
crosses behind them and were discontent.

Jesus: Do you see these souls? Those who are like Me in the pain and contempt
they suffer will be like Me also in glory. And those who also resemble Me less in
pain and contempt will also bear less resemblance to Me in glory.
(Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, 446)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
May the joy of the Risen Lamb and His Mother Mary remain in your hearts as you celebrate this beautiful Easter Season!

 
 
Excerpt from Battle Power: Agape Intercession by our Mother Foundress 


“I am going to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God.” (Jn 20:17)

We’re being called to come into transforming union with Jesus – for our bodies to carry Him around so the Word can become enfleshed again within us.  We see that this is the deepest desire in the Heart of Jesus in His last priestly prayer where He said to the Father, “I pray, Father, that they may be one as You and I are one, Father” (cf. Jn 17:11).  Jesus has a very specific condition of how He wants this union:  He wants us to have the same union that He has with the Father.   He wants us to have that beautiful relationship that the two of Them have.  Then He prayed, “That they may be one in Us” (Jn 17:21).  That’s unity; that’s family; that’s community; that’s Church.  When we all can come into that spiritual marriage, that phenomenal spiritual union with Jesus, then we can be one with Him and have the same relationship with the Father that He has with the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our battle weapon is prayer, but it’s prayer in union with Jesus.  We see this many times in Scripture.  One time in particular was when Peter’s mother-in-law was ill with a fever.  Jesus went to her, and Scripture says that Peter and those who were there interceded with Jesus (cf. Lk 4:38).  That’s the power – when we intercede with Jesus.  We never pray on our own – we always pray with Jesus.  When we pray, we may sometimes wonder, “Is anybody listening?  Is God at home?”  We need to go into the Heart of Jesus.  We need to pray with Jesus, and Jesus will take us to the Father, which will produce the kind of fruit that we want.  Union with Jesus is absolutely key.  It’s the heart of the Church, and it’s the very heart of prayer.  

“And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” (Mt 28:20)

 

O gentle King with Heart Divine
Sweat drops of Blood, praying, “Father, Your will, not Mine.”

Meek and humble He was led away,
For all mankind, our sins to pay.

The Lamb of God stood condemned
and received His sentence through the hands of men.

Silently He bore the unceasing pain,
His loving eyes fixed on the Father’s gain.

Heaven’s angels surrounded His royal throne,
The Cross lifted high – Bridge for all souls to go Home!

Finally, He came to breathe His last
and chains of sin shattered like broken glass!

The Father’s Promise of Life released,
Gift to all from greatest to least!

Now joining the Lamb Who gave His life in Love,
We too are called to witness to the Kingdom above.

His warriors for souls, we are clothed in Light,
Holding steadfast to the Cross, our victory, our might!

His mission continues, His Spirit lives on
Giving strength to His warriors ‘til evil is gone!

His Mother reminds us, “It has begun,”
She teaches us surrender, like Jesus, Her Son.

The Lamb of God will conquer, and sinlessness too,
His Precious Blood victorious, and all will be made new!


 

Stations of the Cross from Our Lady of Light Chapel

 

 
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people chosen as His inheritance.
A king is not saved by a great army,
nor a warrior delivered by great strength.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon those who fear Him,
upon those who count on His mercy.”
(Psalm 33:12, 16, 18)
  
 

 
“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine Providence; it is a trial which the whole Church must take up.”
 
~ Cardinal Wojtyla (Pope St. John Paul II), 1976
 

   

  


 
 
 
 
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