Christ the King
The starting point of salvation is not the confession of the sovereignty of Christ, but rather the imitation of Jesus’ works of mercy through which he brought about his kingdom. The one who accomplishes these works shows that he has welcomed Christ’s sovereignty, because he has opened his heart to God’s charity. In the twilight of life we will be judged on our love for, closeness to and tenderness towards our brothers and sisters. Upon this will depend our entry into, or exclusion from, the kingdom of God: our belonging to the one side or the other. Through his victory, Jesus has opened to us his kingdom. But it is for us to enter into it, beginning with our life now, by being close in concrete ways to our brothers and sisters who ask for bread, clothing, acceptance, solidarity. If we truly love them, we will be willing to share with them what is most precious to us, Jesus himself and his Gospel.
Jesus, I trust in you
Flourish Mercy at Blessed Sacrament
In the parish of Blessed Sacrament, South Tampa, hundreds of faithful joyful and enthusiastic praise and thank God for the immensity of His love reveled in our time, through St. Faustina Kowalska.
With joy await the Enthronization of the Relic of St. Faustina brought from Poland, this wonderful and meaningful ceremony led by the Rev. Kasimir Domek will be held on November 20, 2011.
The Rev. Domek, with fervent commitment and enthusiasm, is preparing with his parishioners all the details to receive such a long-awaited and valuable guest.
We will pray the Chaplet, will celebrate the Eucharist, will intone praises and hymns chanted in honor of Divine Mercy and St. Faustina, asking us to surrender to His motto:
"Jesus, I trust in You"
Many parishes and different groups of Divine Mercy have been invited to this perpetual and historical celebration. The Rev. Domek eager that we enjoy this feast like the feast of Mercy that we must always recognize, seek and hail in God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
With the help and guidance of Jesus and St. Faustina we will find the incentive to live more intensely the Gospel, enlighting us tower His peace, His love and mercy.
November 20, 2011. Receiving the relic of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska - altar view.
Altar of Saint Faustina Kowalska
Cross with the relic of Saint Faustina. The relic piece is in the center of the cross
Close up of the cross -the relic is in the center of the flower. The inscription is written in Polish and it says "Saint Sister Faustina"
St. Mary Faustina's name is forever linked to the annual feast of the Divine Mercy (celebrated on the Second Sunday of Easter), the divine mercy chaplet and the divine mercy prayer recited each day by many people at 3 p.m.
Jesus appeared to Blessed Faustina with rays of red and pale light streaming from the area around His heart. His right hand was raised in blessing, recalling the scene of Easter Sunday night (see Jn 20: 19-23).
He asked Blessed Faustina to have this vision painted signed with the words, Jesus, I trust in You!
I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this image with the signature: "Jesus, I trust in you. (Diary, 327).
Jesus explained that the rays represented the blood and water which flowed from His pierced side, and He taught Blessed Faustina the prayer:
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You (Diary, 84).
Jesus told Blessed Faustina that this image was to be venerated first in the Sisters' chapel, and then throughout the world (Diary, 47).
To read more about the Divine Mercy, use the links below
Devine Mercy on EWTN: click here
The Devine Mercy Website: click here