The question was asked, “How does one pray the cenacle to God the Father?” The answer is simple: following herewith through a link is the format for cenacles of prayer to the Divine Heart of God the Father. Just click on the aforementioned link and you will find all the necessary details, which have been kept to a necessary minimum.
“Thy Kingdom come:” how beautiful and profound are those three words in the Lord’s prayer. Inherently, though some are still unaware of this, those three words of Jesus Christ, which He taught us to say daily, mean that we are asking our beautiful Father to come and live in us as we live in Him. This as wherever there is the Almighty Father there is the Kingdom, because the Father Himself is the Kingdom and provides the kingdom for His faithful children to enjoy. Ergo “Thy Kingdom come” is the coming and reigning of the Divine Will on earth.
Our Almighty Father always comes through and never lets us down, especially when we are living in the desert; the wilderness. It is, in fact, in the desert that we become purified and refined to experience His mighty love with ever-increasing intensity and profundity. No one can grow in the love of God and neighbor unless they first pass through the desert of purification. It is precisely there, in the desert, that the infinite love of the Father becomes manifest it all its power and glory, for if God had to be absent in the desert there would literally be nothing left.
“It is not the thoughts and all the other miseries which obsess you which will make you offend God. You sadden His paternal Heart only by lacking confidence in His goodness, in thinking too little of Him as a good Father who cherishes you and wishes to save you” (Fr. H. Courtes, Letter to J. A. Jourdan, 1823, EO VI n 99).
Fidelity in Christ is the key which opens the door to our Almighty Father’s Heart, as He is unable to resist the pleas and supplications of those who remain faithful to Him, especially when under duress. Love Him, therefore, above all else. Put His Will before yours and ask Him for the grace of perseverance to retain your spiritual integrity. He will give you this grace without fail, as it Continue reading
The question was asked, “What is sin?” The short answer is simple, though complicated for and by some due to their emphases on rationalization and subjectivity. Sin is anything that violates the commandments of love: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind. And you shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mk 12:31; Lk 10:27).
If you only knew how loving and powerful our Almighty Father is! Nothing is impossible for Him. If you knew, truly knew, how our Father really is, you would not stay away a moment longer. You would approach Him with great rapidity and ask Him, without fear or hesitation, to take you back into His arms and plunge You deeply into His Divine Heart. But many of you, so many of you, remain Continue reading
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The Father on the Doorstep
You came once again that Thursday morning at around 6.15 am. I had recently woken up and was preparing to go to early morning Mass, when suddenly the dining room became all lit up. It was as though multiple, strong spotlights had been placed all throughout the room and simultaneously lit up. In two years of living in the house, I had never seen anything like that. In fact, the light in the dining room was unnatural, because normally the room would have remained dark at that time of morning given its particular location.
As I stood silently looking around the room attempting to figure out what was happening, the light grew increasingly stronger and intense. It appeared to Continue reading
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The Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts - Original Narrative of 26th May 2010
At around 5.45pm, I was again in an inner room in my house. The sun came right back at me, in front of all the trees I have at the back of my house (normally the trees obscure the sun). Its rays again started flashing and twinkling, and I saw God’s Heart (again) – gray, with folds, membranes and so on, again – pulsating as though He was breathing. The rays kept on going back and forth, as though beckoning me to go back out into my back yard, which I did. As soon as I reached my back yard, the sun became immensely brilliant. Rays radiated all around me, I felt God’s warmth and love penetrating right into the depths of my being, and I saw myself staring again, without any problems, straight at the very core of the sun. Continue reading
All books published by the Apostolate of the Divine Heart and currently in print can now be obtained in Malta (Europe) directly from the brick-and-mortar store and online through Mireva Bookshop. The books available at Mireva’s are:
- Devotion to the Divine Heart of God the Father, 3rd ed. – preview video here;
- Votive Mass of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Texts and Lectionary – preview video here;
- The Divine Heart of God the Father, 2nd rev. ed. – preview video here;
- The Icon of the Divine Heart of God: Apologia and Canon - preview video here;
- Thoughts for the Day: Reflections for the Soul - preview video here.
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The Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts – Original Narrative of 25th May 2010
Yesterday evening, at around 6pm, I was in one of the inner rooms in my house, when I suddenly saw a ray of sunlight come right at me, through the wooded trees at the back of my house. It was as though it was twinkling, going back and forth. So I asked, “Is that You?” And I heard, “Come,” while the ray kept on twinkling further as though beckoning me. Throughout all this, the sun appeared in front, rather than at the back, of my trees, which I thought was quite weird. So I went out onto my lawn in my backyard and looked at the sun, trying to figure out what was happening since it seemed different than usual.
Then the sun came much closer to me, actually hiding the branches of the trees. Its rays came right at me and they became very brilliant; I have never seen anything like it. The rays Continue reading
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The Father who is Infinite Love
About two weeks after You gave me the illumination of conscience, You – God the Father – desired to show me with precision just how much of a tender, loving Father You are despite Your omnipotence. You chose to do this because You knew the extent to which I had been afraid of You my whole life and still was to some degree – as so many people are – despite my consecration to You. After all, throughout the Old Testament, despite what was described as my uncanny attraction to it since childhood, You were repeatedly portrayed as annihilating all and sundry in various ways because they betrayed Your trust in them. You did not exactly come across as a loving God. Continue reading
The new release The Divine Family: Experiential Narratives is written in English and available in both paperback and Kindle ebook editions from the following venues:
- US and India – Amazon US and our distributors who ship globally;
- Canada – Amazon Canada and our distributors;
- Asia – Amazon Japan and our distributors;
- Europe – Amazon UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and also from our distributors;
- Malta – Mireva Bookstore and also from our distributors;
- Latin America – Amazon Brazil and our distributors;
- All other continents – directly from our distributors.
The book is also available globally in Nook ebook edition from Barnes and Noble.
The Apostolate of the Divine Heart announces the publication of its latest book titled The Divine Family: Experiential Narratives. The book is available directly from the publisher and the online bookseller Amazon. For those outside the US, you can obtain the book either from the respective Amazon sites or directly from the distributors.
In The Divine Family: Experiential Narratives, the lived experiences of the author with the Members of the Divine Family and others are presented openly in print for the first time. These experiences occurred from 2010 through 2012. Written predominantly in a dialogical narrative style suitable for believers and non-believers alike, the author chronicles first-hand some of her personal experiences with the archangels Michael and Raphael; demons and Satan, the Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and God the Father. Continue reading
The Heart of God the Father in Christianity is indicated by 27 specific references in Sacred Scripture, with 26 of these references being in the Old Testament whereas one of the references in in the New Testament (Bovenmars, 1991). Many of these references exist in all three major sources of Scripture as shown below: namely, the Septuagint (LXX), the Masoretic text and the Latin Vulgate.
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The Father on His Throne
You lifted me up to Yourself that weekday night a few days after I had completed the octave of purification and consecration to You. With infinite love and indulgence, You – God the Almighty Father – decided to show me what happens in the heavenly realm when a soul becomes consecrated to You. Hence that night, without prior warning, I found myself taken up into Your throne room: there I suddenly was, kneeling just a few feet away from You on both knees, as You sat regally on Your raised throne cloaked fully in Your Divine Light. The whole area which surrounded Your throne was similarly covered in several overlapping clouds of Your Light. Continue reading
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The Illumination of Conscience and the Father of Mercies
You came that weekday afternoon with Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, after You decided to grant me the illumination of conscience a few days after I completed the octave of purification and consecration to You. Never did I expect anything to happen when I decided a week earlier, on a whim, to do the latter; especially as I made it a point of making a general confession before starting the octave. But You had other plans.
Without prior warning as I was sitting quietly reading that afternoon, You suddenly appeared a couple of feet above me together with Your Son, to Your right; while Your Spirit showed me with immutable clarity, Continue reading