Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, author of "Consoling the Heart of Jesus" and "Divine Mercy Explained", Director of the Association of Marian Helpers, and an alum (Class of 1999) of Franciscan University of Steubenville, explains the 5 aspects of the Divine Mercy Devotion with a simple mnemonic.
Fr Michael Gaitley, MIC, Director of the Association of Marian Helpers, discusses Divine Mercy. This is an excerpt from a talk Father Gaitley gave on campus on January 22, 2013, titled "Mary's Gift of Mercy: John Paul II and the Second Greatest Story Ever Told."
Vincent Haber from the Archdiocese of Perth reflects on visiting Our Lady of Czestochowa for the second time in ten years. Vincent recommends that pilgrims attending World Youth Day bring prayer intentions and requests to Our Lady of Czestochowa to ask her to intercede on your behalf to her Son, Jesus.
Our Lady of Czestochowa is beautiful image believed to have been painted on a cedar table top from the house of the Holy Family by St Luke the Evangelist. The icon of Our Lady of Cz?stochowa has been intimately associated with Poland for the past six hundred years and holds a very special place in the hearts of Polish Catholics. Pilgrims who will be attending World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow can ask Our Lady of Czestochowa for help and guidance during the pilgrimage.
Last week marked 24 years since the end of 6th World Youth Day, which was hosted in Poland in the city of Czestochowa. The theme for WYD1991 was taken from St. Paul's letter to Romans: "You received the Spirit of adoption, enabling us to cry out 'Abba, Father!'" (Rom 8, 15).
Polish priest, Saint Maximillian Kolbe, was born on January 8, 1894 in Poland. During WWII, he provided shelter for 2,000 Jews whom he hid from Nazi persecution in his friary.On 17 February 1941, Kolbe was arrested by the Gestapo and was transferred to Auschwitz as prisoner #16670. In July of 1941, three prisoners escaped from the camp.
The Polish bishop overseeing preparations for World Youth Day 2016 has urged priests to ensure that no young people are excluded because of poverty.
In this video we explore what it meant for the Polish people to have one of their own countrymen elected as Pope. We hear from Fr George Kolodziej SDS, who was a young boy living in Poland at the time who describes what he remembers on the historic day when Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was elected Pope John Paul ll.
On Friday 31 July 2015, the Archdiocese of Sydney's Catholic Youth Services hosted GRACEFEST, a praise and worship night celebrating one year until World Youth Day 2016. Here is Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP"s Catechesis address from GRACEFEST 2015.
In this WYD testimony Elizabeth Pasion shares her World Youth Day experience in Rio de Janeiro.
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