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WYD2016 Blog11 - A Pilgrim's Guide to Divine Mercy Shrine

Last edited 8th December 2015

Located in the District of Lagiewniki. The Divine Mercy Sanctuary is the resting place of Saint Faustina Kowalska. It is here that pilgrims can see the miraculous image of Jesus Christ with rays of red and white coming out of his Sacred heart. This Divine Mercy image was that which Sister Faustina saw in her visions and which Jesus asked her to have painted so that it could be venerated by the whole world. He also taught her how to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

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Pope Outlines Plans for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Last edited 8th December 2015

Emphasizing the centrality of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and highlighting the importance of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, Pope Francis has issued Misericordiae Vultus [The Face of Mercy], the bull of indiction of the extraordinary jubilee of mercy, which will begin on the feast of the Immaculate Conception in 2015 and conclude on the feast of Christ the King the following year.

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Pope Francis: Now is the Time for Mercy

Last edited 8th December 2015

In a world marked by suffering and fierce persecution – especially of Christians – now “is the time for mercy,” Pope Francis said, speaking at the vigil for the Feast of Divine Mercy. Reflecting on the ongoing persecution faced by Christians, the Pope said, “our prayer is all the more intense and becomes a cry for help to the Father, who is rich in mercy, that he may sustain the faith of our many brothers and sisters who are in pain.”

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God’s Perfect Mercy – A Meditation for Divine Mercy Sunday

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We live in times in which mercy, like so many other things, has become a detached concept in people’s minds, separated from the things that really help us to understand it. For indeed, mercy makes sense and is necessary because we are sinners in desperate shape. Yet many today think it unkind and unmerciful to speak of sin as sin. Many think that mercy is a declaration that God doesn’t really care about sin, or that sin is not a relevant concept.

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Haters Gonna Hate: What to Do When a Student Doesn’t Love You.

Last edited 1st February 2015

Have you ever worked with a student who just couldn’t stand you? I have. You know the deal – the rolling eyes, snarky comments, being completely ignored, blatant efforts to be disruptive, and the heaps of sarcasm. Having a hater is totally awesome. Ok, not true. No one likes to be hated, and it’s not awesome at all. We want all of our students to love us, but the reality is, they don’t. Once in a blue moon, a hater dwells amoung them.

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Two Popes, One 'Year of Faith'

Last edited 25th November 2013

On Sunday November 24th, The Year of Faith officially came to a close with a Papal morning Mass in St. Peter's Square. The purpose of the Year of Faith, was to deepen the faith of Catholics by first having them fully understand the reasons behind the Church's teachings. Then, by inspiring them to share their faith with others. Historically, perhaps what's most striking about the Year of Faith, is that it was ultimately carried out by two Popes.

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Pope Francis: Homily at Year of Faith Closing Mass

Last edited 25th November 2013

Pope Francis delivered the homily at Mass on Sunday 24 November 2013 to mark the Solemnity of Christ the King and close the Year of Faith.

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Pope Francis Holds Relics of St. Peter, During Closing 'Year of Faith' Mass

Last edited 24th November 2013

The Year of Faith came to a close with a Papal Mass in St. Peter's Square. Thousands came out to the Vatican to celebrate, as the Pope highlighted that Christians should always have Christ at the center of their lives: “This way our thoughts will be Christian thoughts, thoughts of Christ. Our works will be Christian works based on Christ.”

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Pope Concludes Year of Faith Preaching 'Centrality of Christ'

Last edited 25th November 2013

In his homily at Sunday Mass on the Feast of Christ the King, Pope Francis emphasized Jesus’ crucial place in creation, history, and the Church.

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Vatican Announces Three Highlights before the Year of Faith Comes to a Close

Last edited 18th November 2013

The Year of the Faith is coming to an end and the Vatican has revealed three major highlights that will take place before the closing Mass on November 24th, which is the Feast of Christ the King.

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