Sunday, April 19, 2009

Divine Mercy.


I spent the afternoon at the Cathedral in St. Paul. The church was filled. 10 priests heard confessions from after the noon Mass until after Benediction, which concluded around 3:30 PM. What a holy day, and thank God for such good, holy priests. This Archdiocese is truly blessed. I wish I had brought my camera because the sanctuary was magnificently decorated with flowers of every sort, and the very large miraculous image of Divine Mercy was suitably exposed for veneration.
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As I prayed, I wished those I love, family and friends who do not go to church, or do not believe, could have been there with me - how easy it would have been for them to go to confession and receive grace in abundance. I brought them with me in my prayer however... If you are reading this, or have ever read my blog, you were there in my prayer too.
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Thanks to Fr. Joseph Johnson, Rector of the Cathedral of St. Paul, and his associates, for their devout example and generosity in bringing the sacraments to us this day, and always.
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Image: Divine Mercy shrine in Vilnius, Poland.

10 comments:

  1. On Friday I pondered about visiting the Cathedral, but decide to spend the afternoon at Divine Mercy Church in Faribault. It was lovely and peaceful as was the drive to the town.

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  2. ps ... do share the photos if you can too

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  3. Thanks for your prayers, Terry.

    I pray for my readers and other bloggers as well - Scripture says that the prayers of a righteous man availeth much...in my case, I hope heaven makes an exception!

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  4. His mercy is available to all who ask--all they have to do is ask.

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  5. Thank you for your prayers!

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  6. Thank you for your prayers on this most special day. You will be in mine from now on.

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  7. Thank you for your prayers on this most special day.
    You will be in my prayers from now on.

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  8. Jim S1:13 PM

    Terry - it was nice seeing you yesterday at the Cathedral even though it was rather brief (in the confession line). I enjoyed your comments about yesterday and you are so right on. Father Johnson does a magnificent job at the Catherdral along with his assistant Father Adams. What a wonderful day full of God's mercy and love! We have to get together sometime and talk about old times. I always think of your family when I see you, expecially Skip.

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  9. Jim - I felt bad I missed you afterwards - but it was great seeing you - I lost your number, so call me or email me - my email iss in my profile on the sidebar, or I'm in the phone book - Terrance J.

    I actually got sick yesterday - cold or flu - not sure - so I'm out of commission for a couple of days.

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