Mar 26, 2008

This next Sunday, March 30, is Divine Mercy Sunday this year!

Are you telling everyone about Divine Mercy Sunday? The Apostles of Divine Mercy, a group in Florida, have resources (click on this post's title).

Tell everyone what Jesus says:

"Jesus has promised us: 'the Feast of Mercy [is] a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.'

"'On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity.'" (Diary entry #699) [emphasis added]

"Let us make Jesus happy!"


Anonymous Nick Childers said...

Divine Mercy In My Soul


9:33 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Hey Q: I hope that your Easter was blessed and that the Easter Season continues to be a bessing. Have a great Divine Mercy Sunday. At my Church St. Therese there's going to be a first class relic of St. Faustina for veneration. Time to head off and get some prayers in.

Pax Tecum

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Mercy, we could use some up here in Anchorage, Alaska, with the Pastor of our Cathedral inviting the pro-abort Mayor to a town hall meeting in the sanctuary. See

2:19 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Nick Childers,

Thanks very much for the link. Hope your Divine Mercy Sunday was great!

10:08 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Joe of St. Therese,

Thanks very much for your kind wishes for Easter, the Easter Season and Divine Mercy Sunday. The same from me to you!

Hope you got to venerate the relic of St. Faustina!

Sorry I was able to post your comment ony now, though, after the event.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 2:19 p.m.,

Thank you for the news about the pro-abortion politician and the meeting in the cathedral.

Good job of documenting the event!

10:51 PM  
Blogger kelldog said...

East Coast Philly Checking in, 42 year old dad of 4, stumbled onto your site after this past weekend. Divine mercy weekend, I was not real familiar with it until I had received this small miracle. read along....
I wanted to share a true story. I have to preface the story with some background. We have been active members of our local Parish since the year 2000. We always sit in the same general area each week and our service preference has always been the 5:00 PM Saturday night Mass. Over the years as you might know yourself, everybody generally does what we do and sits in a certain area each week, we belong to a large parish with well over 1000 families. Eventually you get to recognize the people that sit nearby, but never really get to know them all. There has always been an older couple in their mid 70's or so that sat near us, the mans name is Charlie and his wife is Rita. Somehow over the years my 8 year old son Aidan and Charlie have become very good friends. I think this was because Aidan used to innocently but conspicuosly look at Charlie in the pew behind us with his unusual looking oxygen machine that would click on and off and the tubes that would lead to Charlies nose. One day while my son was looking at Charlie, Charlie waived to him and Aidan waived back. The next week Charlie brought some small gift for Aidan and they have been friends ever since. Even now Aidan will sometimes leave my family at the beginning of Mass and go sit with Charlie until the end. Charlie, I now know has suffered for many years from a debilitating lung condition from a botched medical procedure that forces him to use an oxygen tank everywhere he goes. He also suffers from Pagets Disease which causes constant pain and suffering, and some weeks Charlie, to Aidans dismay, cannot make it to Mass due to his pain and illness. These weeks his wife Rita always says hello to Aidan and Aidan always says he will pray for his friend Charlie, and on these days my son will always include Charlie in his eve ning prayers. Charlie has not given Aidan more than 3 or 4 small gifts in the 4+ years we have known him.
Last weekend while loading my sons Lacrosse gear into the car, I found an old set of rosary beads with sentimental value to me in the trunk of my car, a rosary that I had thought was lost. I had not prayed a full Rosary in at least 6 months or maybe even a year, it is not a prayer method I do on a regular basis. I happened to have a long drive on the afternoon I found it and decided to pray with it. The letter I sent to my friend Charlie is attached. I hope it speaks to you as it is completely true and I think a remarkable, but little everyday kind of miracle. See Below Letter,


March 30, 2008

Dear Charlie,

I wanted to share an interesting “coincidence” and true story you were unknowingly involved in. Yesterday my son Rob had a High School lacrosse game up in Lawrenceville, NJ. He went to the game on the team bus, as I drove up by myself I decided to say a Rosary on my travel time. When I finished the prayers I asked God for continued direction and His guidance in my life, I then began to question God and asked Him how do I know what is the right direction and guidance if He sends this to me, as I pondered my questions I realized I was staring at the bumper of the car in front of me and it said COMPASS across the back of the bumper in big letters, I laughed and immediately saw a billboard sign that also said COMPASS in the writing on it. I realized God had answered my question by telling me to follow the compass. It then came to me that the compass is Jesus, His teachings and His church which will always point out the right direction and give me guidance. I drove on to the game with the surety that once again God answered my questions.

Later yesterday afternoon after Rob and I got home, he was in the shower, Mary Frances and the other 3 kids were at 5:00 Mass and I sat down by myself and began to question whether I look too deeply into things and “make things up” in my head to speak on behalf of God. I began to question this and to think the compass coincidence was just that, a coincidence. I then heard the backdoor open and our little buddy Aidan ran into the kitchen where I sat thinking and said, “Daddy, look what Charlie gave me at Mass today”, into my hands he dropped the compass which you gave to him.

I guess we shouldn’t question God when or how He answers our prayers….thanks for the confirmation of His message.

Your friend,


7:06 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear "Kelldog" Patrick,

Thank you very much for your great testimony about the friendship between your son Aidan and his friends and fellow parishioners Charlie and Rita, and about the "confirmation" you got.

You've reminded us all that Jesus is our compass and that, as the Irish proverb says, "God's help is nearer than the door."

Hope you'll keep checking in here and commenting!

God bless --

9:16 PM  

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