You came that weekday morning in response to my question, “Is this church a (spiritually) safe place to be in?” A question I had been repeatedly but silently asking myself when I decided to return to the Church, after having attended Mass in some neighboring churches but in which heterodoxy and illicitness were both prevalent to some degree or another and unashamedly passed off as the new norm.
There you, the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God – given to me by your Son when you were at the foot of His Cross and by the Father’s Divine Will, to be also my Mother as the Mother of all mankind – suddenly stood, in the main aisle of the church; at the fifth pew from the (more…)
Those who have not seen this light have not seen God: for God is Light (Symeon the New Theologian)
“Divine love descends from above as a fire over a sacrifice passively laying on a mountain peak or on an altar before the unseen God. Then divine love can ravish it that it might by itself go beyond the curtains of darkness which hide God from men . . . The mind which no longer sees even itself (more…)
“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 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 (more…)
The Spirit and the Truth – that is, the Word – are, “the two hands of the Father” (Ireneus of Lyon) rendering Him increasingly transparent, because They are, “the two Persons Who together accomplish and jointly bring to fulfillment the whole of revelation and of its efficacy until the end of the world” (Staniloae, D. 1994. The experience of God: Revelation and knowledge of the Triune God, p. 30). Meanwhile, in revelation God, “presents Himself as the prophet Who is going to fulfill His prophecy” (p. 35).
The utmost desire of the Divine Heart of God our Father is that we wholeheartedly accept Him to live with us, in intimate union with each and every single one of His children on earth, all the days of our lives. Our Father’s greatest and, so far, largely unsatiated desire is that He comes to live, walk, and rest in us, as He originally (more…)
The echoless abyss of the Father is the Womb that gives birth to the Word. Understanding Himself in the Holy Spirit who alone can fathom the divine abyss, the Father expresses himself perfectly in the one eternal Word. In this self-understanding He finds Himself, (more…)
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). (more…)
The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Part 3 – The Meaning of the Ecumenical Icon
In addition to all the aims already explicated in both the introduction and the Father’s revelations, God the Father specifically requested that an “intentionally ecumenical” (unpublished message, 9/15/11) icon be made of His Divine Heart Encompassing All (more…)
“I am absent in the hearts of men. Without Me, you cannot live” (God the Father, 12/3/11). “Peace and Life only come from God” (The Holy Spirit, 12/3/11). “I remember what I suffered for them (people) and offer it to the Father” (Jesus, 12/4/11).
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 (more…)