The Sacred Heart

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.

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…)

Description of God the Father – 5

FOR HIS GLORY

The Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts – Original Narrative of 26th May 2010

icon of divine heart1At around 5.45pm, I was again in an inner room in my house. The sun came right back at me, in front of all the trees I have at the back of my house (normally the trees obscure the sun). Its rays again started flashing and twinkling, and I saw God’s Heart (again) – gray, with folds, membranes and so on, again – pulsating as though He was breathing. The rays kept on going back and forth, as though beckoning me to go back out into my back yard, which I did. As soon as I reached my back yard, the sun became immensely brilliant. Rays radiated all around me, I felt God’s warmth and love penetrating right into the depths of my being, and I saw myself staring again, without any problems, straight at the very core of the sun.  (more…)

Description of God the Father – 4

FOR HIS GLORY

The Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts – Original Narrative of 25th May 2010 

icon of divine heart1Yesterday evening, at around 6pm, I was in one of the inner rooms in my house, when I suddenly saw a ray of sunlight come right at me, through the wooded trees at the back of my house. It was as though it was twinkling, going back and forth. So I asked, “Is that You?” And I heard, “Come,” while the ray kept on twinkling further as though beckoning me. Throughout all this, the sun appeared in front, rather than at the back, of my trees, which I thought was quite weird. So I went out onto my lawn in my backyard and looked at the sun, trying to figure out what was happening since it seemed different than usual.

Then the sun came much closer to me, actually hiding the branches of the trees. Its rays came right at me and they became very brilliant; I have never seen anything like it. The rays (more…)

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 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 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 Three Hearts – 1 – Living with the Divine Family

Only in and through the Three Hearts are we going to be able to enter into the New Jerusalem, because in denying or neglecting one of the Hearts as many of us have both done and keep on doing, we are denying the essential reality of the infinite mystical interwoveness of the Three Hearts. That is of the Divine Heart of God the Father, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and (more…)

The Triune God’s gift of His Hearts to humanity – Thought of the day

Every time that we receive the Eucharist, we are literally receiving the Sacred Heart of Jesus, despite the ongoing disbelief or non-belief of some of us. Now, to further elaborate toward fulfillment the mystery of the Triune God’s gift of Hearts to humanity, God the Father has given us the gift of His Divine Heart to encompass ourselves all in Infinite Love, (more…)

A Gift to humanity – 9

The Consecration to God the Father

The Consecration to God the Father is a new prayer (Consecration Prayer [henceforth called short form] of 6/14/10 in the Devotion to the Divine Heart of God the Father, 2010; Holy Octave of Purification and Consecration [henceforth called long form] in St Andrew’s Productions, 2008) that can effectively slay the heresy of the 21st century – that is the lies  (more…)

The grief of the Divine Family

Pierced with sorrow and grief are the Three Hearts of the Divine Family at the unceasing spiritual loss of all those of us who either do not wish to know Them, or stubbornly persist in remaining away from Their Love. The Divine Heart of God the Father, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary are pierced with an arrow, through and (more…)