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Divine Mercy Sunday - C, 28th April 2019

Divine Mercy Sunday - C, 28th April 2019

Many of us call Thomas one of our favourite gospel people! He was a man who did not ‘mess about’ with his faith. He found faith in the risen Lord hard to take and let others know. He had often been a bit doubtful earlier – his solution to the prophecy of Jesus;’ death was that he should to go and die and get it done with!…..

2nd Sunday of Easter - B, 8th April 2018

2nd Sunday of Easter - B, 8th April 2018

The readings for this Sunday are about God’s mercy, the necessity of trusting Faith and our need for the forgiveness of our sins. God revealed His mercy, first and foremost, in sending His only-begotten Son to become our Saviour and Lord through His suffering, death and... 

Divine Mercy Sunday - A, 23rd April 2017

Divine Mercy Sunday - A, 23rd April 2017

The first scene in today’s gospel has the disciples hiding behind closed doors “for fear” of those who had handed Jesus over to be executed by the Roman authorities. As supporters of someone executed on a political charge, they had reason to be fearful. Jesus appears among them, offers a greeting of peace, and tells them that he has been sent by God, his ‘Father’....

2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) - C, 3 April 2016

2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) - C, 3 April 2016

A Time magazine issue in 1984 presented a startling cover. It pictured a prison cell where two men sat on metal folding chairs. The young man wore a black turtleneck sweater, blue jeans and white running shoes. The older man was dressed in a white robe and had a white skullcap on his head. They sat facing one another, up close and personal. They spoke quietly so as to keep others from hearing the conversation. The young man was Mehmet Ali Agca, the pope’s attempted assassin (who shot the Pope on May 13t, 1981); the other man was Pope St. John Paul II, the intended victim. The Pope held the hand that had held the gun whose bullet had torn into the Pope’s body. This was a living icon of mercy. John Paul’s forgiveness was deeply Christian. His deed with Ali Agca spoke a thousand words. He embraced his enemy and pardoned him. At the end of their 20-minute meeting, Ali Agca raised the Pope’s hand to his forehead as a sign of respect. Pope St. John Paul shook Ali Agca’s hand tenderly. When the Pope left the cell he said, “What we talked about must remain a secret between us. I spoke to him as a brother whom I have pardoned and who has my complete trust.” This is an example of God’s Divine Mercy, the same Divine Mercy whose message St. Faustina witnessed.

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