The Church

In the desert – For the universal Church

“And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, that there they should feed her, a thousand two hundred sixty days” (Rv 12:6).

In the desert, just like the Children of Israel after their exodus from Egypt, we are stripped of everything that attaches us to our present world. But, in the desert, there is joy, love and happiness for there is God. 

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).  (more…)

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.

Against Jerusalem – For the universal Church and the People of God

“Trouble is coming to the rebellious, the defiled, the tyrannical city! She would never listen to the call, would never learn the lesson; she has never trusted in Yahweh, never drawn near to her God. The leaders she harbours are roaring lions, her judges, wolves at evening that have had nothing to gnaw that morning. Her prophets are braggarts, they are impostors; her priests profane the holy things, they do violence to the Law.  (more…)

In the Heart of the Father – Pope Francis

“The Church is not merely a human enterprise but rather a love story and the faithful must remember that it is only in the path of love that the Church can grow. The Church began in the heart of the Father” (Pope Francis, during Mass on 4/24/13 in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta).

 

NEW RELEASE – A Voice Calling God’s People

AVoiceBookCoverThe Apostolate of the Divine Heart announces the publication of its latest book titled A Voice Calling God’s PeopleThe book is available globally in Kindle electronic edition from Amazon.

A Voice Calling God’s People is a call from the barren wilderness, a cry from the heart, to God’s own people, to return to Him who loved them, who was their first love and who is infinite love. This book was written during the vigil of Pentecost.

Petition for the Solemnity of the Divine Paternal Heart

Your Holiness:

With humility and love, we, the children of God, petition you, the Vicar of Christ, to approve a Feast for God our Father. We ask that this feast be entitled The Solemnity of the Divine Paternal Heart – The Feast of the Father of All Mankind, the eighth solemn day of the holy octave of consecration to God our Father. We ask that it be celebrated annually on the first Sunday of August. We believe that it is our privilege and responsibility to know, love, serve and honor God our Father through such a yearly Feast. We pray that Jesus our God and Savior, The Holy Spirit our God and Sanctifier, and Mary our Mother, guide you in approving this octave Feast so that all mankind may offer their fiat to God our Father, and so that “His Kingdom comes and His Will is done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”  (more…)

The Heart of the Father by Thomas W. Petrisko

HeartoftheFatherCov-final__53107_stdThe Heart of the Father: Why the Paternal Heart of Life is the Answer to the Culture of Death by Thomas W. Petrisko (2013) of Saint Andrew’s Productions.

“”We raise our voices and pray that the Love which is in the Father,” Pope John Paul II writes in Dives in Misericordia, “may once again be revealed at this stage of history…that it may be shown to be present in our modern world to be more powerful than evil, more powerful than sin and death.”

“Now, in our time, our Heavenly Father shows us the means to see this great Love of His that is so merciful, so wanting to be discovered – it is through His Heart of Life, His Divine Paternal Heart(more…)

Renewed call for institution of the Solemnity of the Divine Paternal Heart

The public call was explicitly made for institution of the Solemnity of the Divine Paternal Heart of God the Father, in the liturgical calendar of the universal Church. This call was made by Thomas W. Petrisko, President of The Father of All Mankind Apostolate and former president of the Pittsburgh Center for Peace. In The Divine Paternal Heart of God Our Father, Petrisko (2012) said:

“The Father’s pain for His children now pierces His Paternal Heart. The Lord of Heaven and earth (more…)

Pope Francis on God the Father – First Angelus address

“Non sentiamo parole di disprezzo, condanna ma soltanto parole di amore, di misericordia che invitano a conversione. Questo e’ il volto di Dio, quello di un Padre Misericordioso che ha sempre pazienza” (3/17/13, Angelus address).

Translation:

“We do not hear words of disrespect, condemnation but only words of love, of mercy which invite to conversion. This is the face of God, that of a Merciful Father who always has patience.”

What is deification? – Response to a question

Deification is the attaining of likeness to God and union with Him so far as is possible (Dionysus the Aeropagite, EH 1. 3, PG 3. 376a).

God, you see, wants to make you a god; not by nature, of course, like the One whom He begot but by His gift and by adoption (Augustine of Hippo, Sermon 166.4).

Deification or the “divinization of the Christian is not an identification with God [but] an assimilation, a very eminent restoration of the original divine likeness [through a process where one] participates by grace in the perfections that God possesses by nature” (Gross, 1936/2003). Deification results (more…)

The Votive Mass of the Divine Heart of the Father