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Pope John Paul II's Divine Mercy Sunday Homily - 2001

Last edited 12th April 2012

"Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one; I died, and behold I am alive for evermore", (Rev 1:17-18). Visit this article to read the full text of Pope John Paul II's homily, on the first universal celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday in 2001. The Feast of the Divine Mercy was very close to JPII's heart during his pontificate, and it remains an important part of his legacy - he died on the Vigil of the Divine Mercy, and was beatified on Divine Mercy Sunday on 1 May 2011.

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Emmaus All Over Again

Last edited 16th April 2012

Why was it so hard for Jesus' Disciples, to recognise Jesus after His Resurrection? Watch this video to reflect on the story of the 2 disciples who walked with Jesus for hours, yet did not know who He was.

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Divine Mercy Sunday - Time to Celebrate God's Mercy

Last edited 12th April 2012

Worried about the world situation? About your spiritual life? Jesus gives us the hope-filled solution. Seek and accept his mercy. Start in the Eastertide celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday, then continue with the devotion. Jesus himself called for this devotion and feast. He made his urgent, essential request through Polish mystic St. Faustina Kowalska, the first saint canonized in the new millennium by John Paul II.

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Way of the Cross at the Colosseum, Led by Pope Beneduct XVI - Good Friday 2012

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Every year, the Holy Father leads a beautiful meditation on the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome, on Good Friday. In 2012, the Good Friday meditations where written by Danilo and Anna Maria Zanzucchi of the Focolare Movement.

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Jesus Died for You - Do You Believe?

Last edited 5th April 2012

It's Holy Week, and we are preparing to remember how God loved us to death. It is easier for us to think that Jesus died for all humanity, than for us to think that Jesus died for 'me'. Do you really believe that Jesus died for you personally? Watch this video for a beautiful reflection on the Death of Jesus.

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How Does the Church Celebrate Holy Thursday?

Last edited 4th April 2012

On Holy Thursday the Catholic Church remembers the first Mass ever celebrated: the Last Supper. With it begins Easter Triduum, three days that celebrate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. In the morning Chrism Mass is celebrated and it's usually presided over in a cathedral by the bishop of each diocese. On the evening of Holy Thursday, the Eucharist and priesthood are both celebrated.

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The Scourging at the Pillar

Last edited 5th April 2012

The martyrdom of the modern Christian is humiliation. It was rather mean-spirited of Blessed John Paul II to point that out, considering that our natural response to the threat of humiliation is “I’d rather die,” or that fiction-writing cliché — “I wish the ground would swallow me whole.” Death is final — humiliation is drawn out like a cancer.

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Sunday's Comin' - Be Inspired by the Easter Story

Last edited 4th April 2012

The story of Jesus Christ's crucifixion is one of betrayal, brutality, despair, and pain. Yet we know even before His death that redemption was promised to be coming soon. We know that the story does not end at the cross. We know what many did not realize - that Sunday's comin'!

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The Bitter Cup - Preparing for Good Friday

Last edited 4th April 2012

During Holy Week we follow Jesus on His way to the upper room, where He celebrated the Last Supper. Then, we follow Him to the Cross. What do you think was going through His mind in these last days before His Passion? Watch this video reflection, as we prepare to accompany Jesus towards His death on Good Friday.

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An Exorcist Named Karol

Last edited 4th April 2012

A chapter in José Maria Zavala's book Here's how to beat the devil, contains an interview with Fr. Gabriele Amorth in which he discusses two exorcisms carried out by Pope Wojtyla, against "extremely powerful demons"

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