In Memoriam

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

We invite you to join us in praying for the repose of the soul of 

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Papacy: 2005-2013
Life: 1927- 2022

"In paradisum deducant te Angeli..."



Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh
Epiphany of the Lord

"May our prayers rise like incense..."
Vigil Mass of the Nativity, 2022

The Adoration of the Wise Men
(excerpted from "The Gospel as Revealed to Me" by Maria Valtorta)


From the main  road a cavalcade is approaching. Harnessed horses are led by hand, dromedaries and camels bear riders or are carrying loads. The cavalcade, lit up by the star, is a fantasy of splendor....everything shines and the light of the star increases the splendor of metals, leathers silks, gems, coats. Eyes are radiant and mouths smiling because another splendor shines in their hearts: the splendor of a supernatural joy.

...The oldest of the Magi speaks on behalf of them all. He explains to Mary that one night the previous December, they saw a new star of an unusual brightness appear in the sky. The maps of the sky had never shown or mentioned such a star. Its name was unknown because it had no name. Born  out of the bosom of God, it had flourished to tell men a blessed truth, a secret of God. But men had not paid any attention to it, because their souls were steeped in mud. They did not lift their eyes to God neither could they read the words that He writes with stars of fire in the vault of Heaven.

They had seen it and had striven to understand its meaning...they devoted themselves entirely to studying...the stars, the time, the season, the calculation of the hours passed, and the astronomic calculations told them the name and the secret of the star. Its name: "Messiah." Its secret: "The Messiah has come into our world." And they set out to worship Him.  Each unknown to the others....For each of them, from three different directions, they followed the star towards Palestine. And then they met beyond the Dead Sea. God's will had gathered them there...

....the night before their arrival in Bethlehem the star's brightness had increased, the whole sky was ablaze. Then the star had stopped above this house engulfing all the light of the other stars in its ray. And they had understood that the Divine, New-Born Baby was there. 

"...Here is the gold which befits a king to possess, here is the incense which befits a God, and here, Mother, here is the myrrh because Your Child is a Man as well as God, and He will experience the bitterness of the flesh and of human life as well as the inevitable law of death. Our souls, full as they are of love, would prefer not to utter those words and we would rather think that His flesh is also eternal as His Spirit. But, Woman, if our writings and above all our souls are right, He is Your Son, the Savior, the Christ of God and consequently to save the world, He will have to take upon Himself the evil of the world, of which one of the punishments is death. This myrrh is for that hour. That His holy flesh may not be subject to the rot of putrefaction, but may preserve its integrity until its resurrection. And on account of this gift, may He remember us and save His servants by allowing them to enter His Kingdom."


     Mission of Divine Mercy
January 6, 2023



This Saturday, Jan. 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




Encounter With Jesus Retreats

The Women's/English Encounter is full, but please call 830-302-9707 to sign up for the waiting list.
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January 26-29—Men/Spanish

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February 9-12 – Women/English-FULL


March 9-12 -MEN/ENGLISH






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"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. 

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  I desperately need a silent retreat. Y’all are amazing. Thank you for all that you do. ♥️ Merry Christmas ~ Mary


Oh yes Jesus I trust in You! ~ Sharon

I visited the mission several years ago by invitation of Angel Smith and have watched it progress! ~ Beth

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Fr. John Mary's Sunday Homily 
January 1, 2023


Is Catholic devotion to Mary not biblical? Is She an obstacle to direct contact with Jesus? Many of our Protestant brothers and sisters, and even many Catholics, have these concerns. How can the Gospels themselves help us understand Her role in our lives?


Yes, You Can Help!

Front Row, L-R: Suzannah, Mother Magdalene, Sr. Amapola.
Back Row, L-R: Br. Mikael, Peter, Fr. John Mary, Raymundo, Br. Daniel.


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