MISSION OF DIVINE MERCY
MISSION OF DIVINE MERCY
Silence and the Holy Spirit
In an unprecedented liturgical year where we were not able to gather together to celebrate Holy Week, Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday, this Sunday’s Feast of Pentecost is particularly welcome for our thirsty hearts and souls. Wherever you will be this weekend, may you be preparing for the action of the Holy Spirit Who is not simply a flame or a dove, but a Person Who wants you to come to know and love Him. Who wants to spend time with you. Particularly in silence. Does that thought frighten you? It doesn’t need to. Below we are including some food for thought. We hope that you find them helpful for encouraging your relationship with God’s Holy Spirit.
The Mission of Divine Mercy
“Pray in this way. Surrender to the Holy Spirit, and allow the Holy Spirit to cause prayer to well up within you like a fountain of living water. This is the prayer that flowers into adoration in spirit and in truth.” July 7, 2009
“Listen to Me. It is in silence that I speak to souls. Those who flee silence will never hear My voice. Encourage silence and practice it yourself with a renewed dedication, for it is in silence that the Holy Spirit descends, and it is in silence that He works in souls…” May 17, 2012
“Prepare yourself intensely for the outpouring of My Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Withdraw into the cenacle with My Mother. Pray Her Rosary ceaselessly during these days. Live in Her company. Choose silence. Seek Me out in the Sacrament of My love….Call upon the Holy Spirit with great desire.” May 1, 2008
From In Sinu Jesu: The Journal of a Priest at Prayer
“The silent soul is capable of attaining the closest union with God. It lives almost always under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. God works in a silent soul without hindrance. “(#477)
“Today, the Majesty of God is surrounding me. There is no way that I can help myself to prepare better. I am thoroughly enwrapped in God. My soul is being inflamed by His love. I only know that I love and am loved. That is enough for me. I am trying my best to be faithful throughout the day to the Holy Spirit and to fulfill His demands. I am trying my best for interior silence in order to be able to hear His voice… “(#1828 This was St. Faustina’s last entry in her Diary.)
From Divine Mercy In My Soul: The Diary of St. Faustina
Welcoming Our Newest Novice
We are happy to announce that this Sunday, on the Feast of Pentecost, Angel Smith will take the next step in her vocation as a Consecrated Laywoman with the Mission of Divine Mercy. There will be a brief ceremony after Mass at the Teocalli that will mark her entrance into the Novitiate. We thank God for this Grace and ask you to please keep her and us especially in your prayers this week.
In His Mercy,
Outdoor Retreat for Young Men
Saturday Morning, June 13
At the Mission of Divine Mercy
For young men ages 15-17.
PLEASE NOTE: The hike begins at 8:45 am. If you are not here on time, you will not be able to participate.
All retreatants must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian. If you do not have a waiver you will not be able to participate.
This retreat will be conducted almost entirely outdoors and with respect to social distancing, and in accordance with government and archdiocesan policies.
This retreat is also “weather permitting.” If the retreat is cancelled due to forecasted weather conditions, you will be notified a day in advance.
[NOTE TO PARENTS & GUARDIANS: Please do not try to force anyone to come.]
Cost: $10 per person
8:30 AM – REGISTRATION
8:45 AM – A TWO-MILE SILENT HIKE WITH BRIEF TEACHINGS ALONG THE WAY ABOUT SILENT PRAYER
10:15 AM – PREPARATION FOR CONFESSION
10:45 AM – OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION. THIS IS OPTIONAL, AND NO ONE WILL BE FORCED TO PARTICIPATE
11:30 AM – RETREAT CONCLUDES
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