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Notice – The icon of Our Lady of Longmeadow

The recently completed icon of Our Lady of Longmeadow has now been featured in the Christian Artwork, Christian Theme Artwork, Madonna, Premium FAA Artists and Women Painters galleries at Fine Art America.

The icon of Our Lady of Longmeadow

Our Lady of LongmeadowThe new icon of Our Lady of Longmeadow has just been completed. It will be blessed and installed in its intended home at Saint Mary’s Parish Church, Longmeadow, MA later next month. This is a revealed icon, the story behind the icon can be found here.

 

The drawing for the icon of Our Lady of Longmeadow

EPSON002-page-001This is the original pencil drawing (right) for the revealed icon of Our Lady of Longmeadow. The writing of the actual icon is presently in progress.

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…)

The rage of the Evil One and Our Lady

The rage of the Evil One is increasing worldwide in intensity, immediacy and frequency. However, do not fear. He only has power insomuch as we give it to him through our own free-will choice. Whenever he attacks – and attack he will, in whatever manner his minions and himself decide to do so – immediately invoke the help of our beautiful, loving, loyal  and fiercely protective Mother and he will flee with great rapidity.  (more…)

More reader feedback on the book – 2

The Divine Family.jpg Resized to 800 pxBy Carol d’Annunzio (Author: Simple Catholic Living).

“Before sharing my thoughts on the book I want to mention that I am not going to state my belief or lack of belief in the narratives described in this book. Each person who reads the book can decide for him or herself whether or not he or she believe the words contained therein. It is not my place to judge either way and I will leave my comments to the actual content of the book.

“Having said that, The Divine Family is a short (84 pages), beautifully written book that describes the Archangels Michael and Rafael, the Blessed Virgin and Jesus. It also describes Satan and vividly points out that hell is very real and that (more…)

The gift of God – The Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Lady the Protectress frontTo the left is the newly-written icon of the gratuitous gift of the Holy Trinity to mankind: the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady the Protectress; deified Mother of Jesus Christ, Queen of heaven and earth. This is a revealed icon which reflects the beauty and most common facial expression of Our Lady as seen in 2010 through 2012.

The icon was completed by Fr Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A., based on the original icon painting done by the author. It was blessed at the altar with a regular icon blessing during the morning liturgy at the chapel of Clare Priory, Suffolk, on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, 2013.

Notice – Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Divine Family.jpg Resized to 800 pxDetails of the new Goodreads Book Giveaway are as follows:

To enter the Goodreads giveaway or obtain further details please click here.

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.  (more…)

Preview video of new release – The Divine Family: Experiential Narratives

Description of God the Father – 2

FOR HIS GLORY

The Father on His Throne

God the Father2You lifted me up to Yourself that weekday night a few days after I had completed the octave of purification and consecration to You. With infinite love and indulgence, You – God the Almighty Father – decided to show me what happens in the heavenly realm when a soul becomes consecrated to You. Hence that night, without prior warning, I found myself taken up into Your throne room: there I suddenly was, kneeling just a few feet away from You on both knees, as You sat regally on Your raised throne cloaked fully in Your Divine Light. The whole area which surrounded Your throne was similarly covered in several overlapping clouds of Your Light. (more…)

The bridge to the Holy Trinity

Mankind does not want God. Yet it wants the human Mother of God the Son, Jesus Christ, even less despite the fact She is the exemplar of the deification of created man – what mankind was supposed to be – and the bridge to the Holy Trinity. The latter fact is true for everyone, including those who do not believe. How inconceivably stupid we are in rejecting all the help and provision freely given to us  (more…)

Happy Christmas to all

Beuronese Nativity, a Beuronese-style icon by Nicholas Markell

The above is a Beuronese-style icon of the Nativity by Nicholas Markell. Happy Christmas to all who visit this site.

Description of Jesus Christ – 3

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER

The Walking Furnace of Love

You came that Tuesday morning in church, when I was alone with You in the Blessed Sacrament after everyone left during Eucharistic adoration. You came in response both to your Mother’s request and to prove me wrong.

The day before I had directly challenged your Mother, the Virgin Mary, to prove that what She repeatedly said throughout the centuries all over the globe was true: namely, that we are not orphans in an indifferent world. Among other things, I said to Her, “Prove it to me or I will not believe it!” Despite everything which had transpired until then – all Your graces and visits by Your Family – I still harbored doubts about this particular issue. (more…)

On feast-day of the Immaculate Conception

Our Lady of Lourdes Stained Glass Window in Llandudno Catholic ChurchFOR THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER

“She looks at us with the same love as the Father and She blesses us” (Benedict XVI, 12/8/12, during visit to Her statue in Rome’s Piazza di Spagna, for the feast-day of the Immaculate Conception).

To the right is shown a stained glass window of the Immaculate Conception, found at Llandudno Catholic Church, Llandudno, Wales. The Virgin Mary, Mother of God, is the epitome of the deification of the human being by the Triune God. Being sinless, She is as we were originally to have been and how both Adam and Eve were before they sinned.

Description of Jesus Christ – 2

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER

“Here, this is your Brother. If you want Him, He is yours” (God the Father, 2010).

You came that late Tuesday night in the bedroom after appearing next to the Heavenly Father’s Presence, while the Virgin Mary stood in front of both You and me as the demons fled. A pair of demons attempted to rip my heart out physically from the left side, pulling at it with great hatred and vengeance with what passed for their hands. The pain, fright and terror were atrocious. I screamed interiorly for help and Your Mother appeared in front of me once again clothed in white. She swept Her large mantle toward the demons with Her right hand, making them flee with rapidity and high-pitched shrieks. As Our Lady continued covering me with Her mantle while I attempted to recover from the shock of what transpired, the Father descended behind me with His Presence and said: “Do not move. You need Us right now.”  (more…)

Description of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God – 3

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER

The Virgin Mary sings

You stood at the right archway of my dining room late that weekday evening, once again without your crown; wearing your white, floor-length mantle with its blue ribbon traveling inside its borders. This time you came as the joyful Mother at work. Singing an incredibly beautiful albeit unknown song with boundless joy, happiness and love on your petite face, your luxuriously melodious and tonal singing made me feel as though liquid love was suddenly being drained all over me. It was as though Heaven itself was being poured out. No earthly voice or song can, in fact, compare to yours, as your infinitely sweet song was the song of joy of the Holy Trinity mediated through your deified body.  (more…)

God our Father weeps – Thought for the day

God our Father loves us infinitely, because it is His nature to do so. But precisely because He loves us in this way Our Father weeps, because we cause His Divine Heart great distress and anguish with our ongoing indifference toward Him and His Divine Family.

Description of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God – 2

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER

The Virgin Mary, evil spirits and the Sacrament of Confession

You came out of your large statue which lies right above the tabernacle in the church which bears your name, when I was unknowingly surrounded by some evil spirits that Saturday afternoon while awaiting my turn in line to go to confession. I was already nervous at being there despite the priest-confessor being very good and thorough, kind and gentle, as it was only the second time I was attending after not having been for a significant period of time. Sitting in the pew waiting, I was hoping against hope that the person before me would get their confession over and done with, so that I could get in and out as quickly as possible. I had purposely sat at the end of the pew so if I felt I could not make it, I would be able to leave easily – hopefully unnoticed and without disturbing other people.  (more…)

Description of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God – 1

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER

Our Lady of LongmeadowYou 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…)

God the first Person is Father not mother

Israel has not known Me and My people have not understood Me (Is 1:3)

It has become common these days, especially among modernists and feminists, to conceive of God the first Person of the Holy Trinity as mother rather than Father, even using the term “She” rather than “He.” However, regardless of who may write it, say it or claim it, such socio-theological revisionism is not based in fact, being therefore an implicit if not explicit distortion of both doctrine and (more…)

The sorrow and anticipation of Our Lady on the first Christmas Eve

It was a day of sorrow, because no one wanted them. Oh, how She suffered in Her Heart and cried, because they had nowhere to stay. They found nothing but closed doors in their faces, at times slammed doors. Literally, no one wanted them; so no one  (more…)

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 (more…)

The Blessed Virgin Mary Speaks (2011)