Ecumenical

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.

Cantalamessa the Papal Preacher on feast day for God the Father

Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa O.F.M. Cap., the Preacher to the Papal Household and noted theologian, on the lack of and need for the Feast Day of God the Father, in the liturgical calendar of the universal Church

“It’s sad that in the whole liturgical year there isn’t a feast dedicated to the Father, that in the whole Missal there isn’t even a votive Mass in His honor. Come to think of it, it’s very strange; there (more…)

The true meaning of living in the Era of Peace

How shall we be living in the era of peace, after the great Chastisement has been fulfilled? Unlike for many, if not most, of us living presently in the era of the flesh, during the era of peace we will be living thoroughly spiritualized lives – lives we cannot even begin to conceive of, right now – because the said era will, in effect, be the era of the Reign of the Father, in the intensely Eucharistic  (more…)

Call for the Solemnity of the Divine Paternal Heart of God the Father

Call for the institution of the Solemnity of the Divine Paternal Heart – The Feast of the Father of All Mankind

The public call has just been 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 (more…)

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 (more…)

Benedict XVI on Consecration to God the Father

During today’s General audience, Benedict XVI invited everyone to meditate upon the priestly prayer of Jesus Christ to the Father, and to pray to God themselves asking Him, “to help us enter fully into the plan He has for each of us. Let us ask Him to consecrate us to Himself, that we may belong to Him and show increasing love for others, both near (more…)

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, (more…)

The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father – 25

The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Part 5 – Brief Overview of the Theology of the Icon of the Divine Heart

It is beyond the scope of this work to enter fully into the theology of the ecumenical icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts, given its multiple levels of meaning (more…)

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). (more…)

The Father, the Son and mankind: Ut unum sint

It is God the Almighty Father who draws us toward His Son, Jesus Christ. For if He did not draw us, through His grace, we would never be able to approach. Yet, reciprocally, it is only through Christ that we can return to Our Father. Because, without Him, we would  (more…)

The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father – 22

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…)

The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father – 21

The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Part 2 – The Revelations of God the Father in 2010-2011 – 5

On September 10th, 2010, God the Father said, “Many of My children do not love Me because they do not know Me, despite My pleas to them to return to live within the confines of My Divine Heart. How many of My children care to listen with their hearts to My pleas? (more…)