NEW RELEASE – The Divine Family: Experiential Narratives

The Divine Family.jpg Resized to 800 pxThe 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 “NEW RELEASE – The Divine Family: Experiential Narratives”

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On the iconographer’s website – The Divine Heart

Here is the blessed, holy icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father with the Consecration (Seal) Prayer, on the website of the iconographer Fr. Richard G. Cannuli O.S.A.

Devotion to the Divine Heart of God the Father

The Icon of the Divine Heart – Update

The diptych, ecumenical, revealed icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts – Infinite Love was written by Fr. Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A. in 2011-2012, according to the original pencil drawing of the Divine Heart. After completion, the icon was initially kept on the altar in the chapel of St Thomas of Villanova Friary (USA) for many liturgies. It was blessed by Fr. Cannuli Continue reading “The Icon of the Divine Heart – Update”

The Father, Son and the Spirit in the icon of the Divine Heart – 5

God the Father

God the Father is “the super-essential Sun . . . infinite . . . by nothing encompassed, but rather Himself the encompasser . . . He keeps all being in His own embrace . . . And to put it shortly, all the statements made about God that imply body have some hidden meaning and teach us what is above us by means of something familiar to ourselves, with the exception of any Continue reading “The Father, Son and the Spirit in the icon of the Divine Heart – 5”

The Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the icon of the Divine Heart – 4

“We have one God because there is a single Godhead. Though there are three objects of belief . . . it is as if there were a single intermingling of light, which existed in three mutually connected Suns” (Gregory of Nazianzus, Oration 31, in On God and Christ, 127-128).

“It is just like three suns cleaving to each other without separation and giving out light mingled and conjoined into one” (John of Damascus, De fide orthodoxa 1.8).

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 – 27

The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Conclusion

The diptych icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts (with) Infinite Love originated from a series of revelations and visions given by God the Almighty Father to two individuals throughout 2010-2011 (Apostolate of the Divine Heart, 2011). The icon has been written by a noted friar-iconographer and will be enshrined in a Continue reading “The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father – 27”

The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father – 26

The Icon of the Divine Heart: Part 6 – The Need for the Ecumenical Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts

As has been shown, a need exists in the universal Church, for both icons in general and the ecumenical icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts in particular because, Continue reading “The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father – 26”