Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Our Lady stated that her Heart is the hope of the world. She expressly requested the practice and spread of devotion to her Immaculate Heart [at Fatima], saying that it is in the designs of the Divine Mercy to help the world through this Heart.


Your heart is a shrine of peace, for it is the heart of the Mother of the Prince of Peace, a heart never for a moment disturbed by evil passion, a heart whose gifts to mankind are mercy, love, and peace. To all of us your immaculate heart after that of Jesus is most loving and most merciful. How many afflicted hearts are consoled in you! How many frail hearts are strengthened by you! How many are now in heaven because of the protection given them by your merciful heart! We obtain everything for our peace of soul in time and eternity from the Father through the Heart of Jesus and everything from Jesus through your heart. You are truly the “Queen of Peace.”

[From: Mary My Hope, Fr. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D., pgs. 61-62 and 65-66]

With a special intention at this time for Syria, dear Mother.

DFOT: Message of August 1, 2010

Message from Jesus of August 1, 2010 read by Father Darragh Connolly of Direction For Our Times (DFOT) and the Lay Apostles of Jesus Christ the Returning King

So, let us calmly and daily sow seeds even though we may not be the ones who see the beautiful blossoms or the fields being harvested; we must use all our resources even though we may never be in a position to see the finished product. Let us ask the Holy Spirit to give us patience, perseverence and humility to continue as workers for Jesus, even though the fruits of our labours may not be revealed to us here.

Anne the lay apostle’s talk for June 2010:

How many rays of light do you see when you gaze at the image of the Divine Mercy? Two, one red, one white? Anne sees the number of rays of light that come from the heart of Jesus as uncountable:

…for every person born into time there is a corresponding ray of light, a ray of Divine Mercy that comes from the heart of Christ, and it is in this ray of mercy that we can know Him.

Thank you for your prayers for Anne, a lay apostle. She is recuperating now, and extends her thanks to everyone who prayed for her.  Please see short post at Contemplative Haven today. 

Divine Mercy Sunday: Mary, Mother of Mercy



“As Mother of Mercy, Mary reminds us that if God is Being, Truth and Wisdom, He is also Goodness and Love, and that His infinite Mercy, which is the radiation of His Goodness, flows from His love…”

[From:  The Mother of the Saviour and Our Interior Life:  Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, pg. 224]