God the Father icon in Approaching the Divine – A Primer for Iconography

APPROACHING THE DIVINE FRONT COVERThe diptych ecumenical icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts has just been featured in the newly released book Approaching the Divine – A Primer for Iconography by the world-renowned iconographer and Villanova University professor of art, Fr. Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A. (Hope & Life Press, 2014). The icon is featured in the section Icons of God the Father. The icon had been written by Fr. Cannuli based upon the original pencil drawing of the Divine HeartApproaching the Divine is available in hardback, paperback and ebook editions.

What does it mean to be a child of God?

To be a child of God means to be an adoptive member of the Divine Family.

When we become children of the living God by taking steps to rediscover our true heritage and giving the Almighty Father our fiat with sincerity of heart, in essence and in fact, we become adoptive members of the Divine Family. The Family – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and, yes, even the Mother* – take us in. They take us into Their Hearts and envelop us in Their bosom, showering us with all we need to become gods by grace (2 P 1:4; Ps 82:6).  Continue reading “What does it mean to be a child of God?”

A call to those with a heart of flesh

For those of you who have a heart of flesh, not of stone or of granite:

Please make reparation to God our Father for the abandonment of His Son once again, exposed, in various chapels and churches. He is left there all alone, in the full nakedness of His sacred Body, with absolutely no one to keep Him company; no one in sight. His Eucharistic Heart of love is literally abandoned and no one cares. Those most dear to the Son’s Heart where this is happening do not listen: they refuse to listen. The indifference is great. No local processes work. Please make sincere reparation – no matter how small – from your hearts, for the abandonment in Gethsemane being repeated and inflicted once again without respite upon Jesus Christ, our Lord. Only grace will change hearts; nothing else. Thank you for heeding this call.

Description of God the Father – 5

FOR HIS GLORY

The Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts – Original Narrative of 26th May 2010

icon of divine heart1At 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 “Description of God the Father – 5”

Description of God the Father – 4

FOR HIS GLORY

The Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts – Original Narrative of 25th May 2010 

icon of divine heart1Yesterday 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 “Description of God the Father – 4”

Devotion to the Divine Heart of God the Father

The Father and the Son in the icon of the Divine Heart – 3

“They are united with each other without mediation or distance, and that they exist inseparable; all the Father embosoming the Son, and all the Son hanging from and adhering to the Father, and alone resting on the Father’s breast continually” (St Athanasius, On the Councils of Ariminum and Seleucia 26, PG 26.733B).

The Father, the Son, and the Spirit in the Icon of the Divine Heart – 2

“God made His Son man so that just as He comes to rest, as God, in the loving bosom of the Father (Jn 1:18), so as Man, He, and together with Him, all who are gathered in communion with Him, can also rest in God” (Staniloae, D. 1994. The experience of God: Revelation and knowledge of the Triune God, p. 71).

The Father, the Son, and the Spirit in the Icon of the Divine Heart

“The Father – the sun in the sense of the paternal subsistence of infinite light, causes the Son to appear in Him, that is, the sun in the sense of a reflection of the whole of that infinite light which subsists in the Father. The Father projects Himself within Himself as a filial sun and views Himself henceforth through the latter, while comprising Continue reading “The Father, the Son, and the Spirit in the Icon of the Divine Heart”

The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father – 24

The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Part 4 – The Meaning of the Icon Components

Below is a copy of the original pencil drawing of the Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts, as seen in the exterior vision of May 25th, 2010 (Apostolate of the Divine Heart, 2011). Continue reading “The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father – 24”

The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father – 16

The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Part 1 – An Ecumenical Icon for the Universal Church

The icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father originates directly from a series of revelations and other occurrences given by the Heavenly Father, to two adult individuals in 2010-2011 (Apostolate of the Divine Heart, 2011). The said individuals are both Continue reading “The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father – 16”

Words from the Divine Family – 24

“Come and rest in My Heart” (Our Lady, 9/9/11). “You are experiencing the sadness of My Heart at My abandonment, by My priests” (Jesus, 9/10/11). “They cannot even spend one hour with Me, all I have asked for is one hour, they cannot even do this. They think that they work hard” (Jesus, 9/12/11). “Rest in My Heart (…) Do not abandon Him (in the exposed  Continue reading “Words from the Divine Family – 24”