Repairing The Offense
Warriors of Light
" Be a warrior of light
in the midst of darkness."
Words of Jesus to young Manuel Forderà
Be My Warrior of Light
and by your fidelity, love, and trust,
you repair the offense of the one
who had been created to be the bearer of My Light
among My Holy Angels,
but who turned himself into complete, absolute darkness.
He relentlessly tries to surround and suffocate
My children with that same darkness.
MDM Advent 2022 newsletter
TODAY IS FEAST OF ST. JUAN DIEGO
to whom Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared in 1531
As proof of Her appearance to him, Our Lady instructed Juan Diego to gather roses he would find on Tepeyac Hill, which should not have been blooming in winter, and show them to the Bishop. Juan Diego gathered them in his tilma, or apron, and went to the Bishop. When he opened his tilma the roses spilled onto the floor and on his tilma was the miraculous Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Inexplicably, the original tilma and Image remain intact nearly five centuries later.
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12
When our Blessed Mother came to this area of the world, She helped to bring an end to the continuous human sacrifices that were offered to the god of the Aztecs, who was believed to need human blood to maintain his strength. During Her appearance to Juan Diego, Our Lady asked that a church be built in Her honor where She could show Her love for Her children. When the Indians learned of the apparitions, they believed and embraced them with tremendous joy. Nine years after the apparitions, nine million Indians had converted to the Christian faith.
Please Remember to Pray for the Men Making this Weekend's Encounter With Jesus Retreat.
Encounter With Jesus Retreats
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE BELOW!!
December 8-11 Men/English -FULL
Registration Link for Men/Spanish EWJ
February 9-12 – Women/English(Registration will open next Friday)!
March 9-12 -MEN/ENGLISH!
May 4-7 –WOMEN/SPANISH!
- Registration will open on our website, two months prior to each retreat.
- Each person must register individually, not as a group, so that we have contact information.
- We cannot reserve spaces in advance of the opening date for reservation.
- Due to limited space, we will give priority to those who have not made an EWJ.
- Prior retreatants wishing to make another retreat should call 830-302-9707 to be placed on the waiting list.
- For more information about the EWJ retreat, please go to our webpage: www.missionofdivinemercy.org
Saturday, Dec. 24: 9PM - VIGIL MASS OF THE NATIVITY
Sunday, Dec. 25: 8:30 AM - MASS OF THE SHEPHERDS OF BETHLEHEM - this is a quiet Mass, with a cantor but no choir
Prototype of Cross Erected On Tepeyac Hill
After Mass on December 2nd, an intrepid group of men could be seen scrambling up the steep, rocky hillside behind the Teocalli on Tepeyac Hill. What they were doing was a puzzle at first. But gradually it became apparent that they were attempting to erect some sort of cross. The cross itself didn't bear close inspection as it was made from whatever John Weber could find in his workshop. This 14-foot cross is acting as a temporary prototype, helping to indicate size and location, for a more permanent Cross that will be built there. The final Cross will be modeled on the Cross of Light, the MDM Emblem worn by the Community on their habits. The rocky elevation is great visually, but presents several engineering problems. Another intention for which your prayers would be appreciated.
Saturday Morning Reflection
Saturday, January 7
9:15 AM at Msgr. O'Callaghan Center
Brother Mikael will speak on
Eschatology and Antichrist
Reflections on Matthew 24
from Traditional and Modern Sources
No Registration Required
Confession is heard Saturday mornings by appointment, and on Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:45 on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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A NETWORK OF TRUST
"This is what MDM is called to be: a growing communion of trust in His Mercy
for our needy world." ~ Fr. John Mary
MDM started encouraging people to pray "Jesus, I trust in You" ten times a day back in 2011. Recently we felt it was important to remind people to turn to Jesus with this simple, powerful prayer in a world that feels more and more out of control. We are suggesting 20 times, but some people find themselves repeating it hundreds of times. It reminds our troubled souls that GOD IS IN CONTROL.
Many of you have put your name on our growing list and have also left a prayer intention or testimony:
I love this... saying "Jesus I Trust In You" always calms my mind and soul.~Lucinda
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Fr. John Mary's Sunday Homily
Dec. 4, 2022
The Fire of Justice
There is so much injustice in our world. We long for Justice. Jesus brings both Justice and Mercy.
(There were some technical difficulties with this recording. We apologize for the poor quality.)
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