Simply Divine Mercy

"As often as you want to make Me happy, speak to the world about my great and unfathomable Mercy." -Jesus to St. Faustina

Category: Prayer

The Case for Catholicism: Answers to Classic and Contemporary Protestant Objections

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I am grateful to Ignatius Press for the opportunity to share this book with you today!

To call this book comprehensive would be an understatement.  Right out of the gate in The Case for Catholicism, Trent Horn begins a clear, concise, and extremely thorough explanation of our Faith.  The book truly delivers on its promise to provide us with answers to Protestant objections.

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A Lovely Devotional to Lead You to Jesus in the Eucharist


I am grateful to TAN Books for the opportunity to share this little devotional with you today.  The Catholic Church is blessed to hold many gems of literature, sprinkled throughout the ages by holy men and women seeking to draw souls closer to God.  Sometimes these gems remain hidden for decades or centuries.  But today, I am excited to be a part of unveiling this gem of a devotional for the world.

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Catholic Kids, the Works of Mercy, and a Hands-on, Fruitful Lent


*This is a guest post from author Ginny Kochis. Scroll down to read more about Ginny at the bottom of this article!

I’m not a pro when it comes to liturgical living, especially as it’s viewed today. I grew up in a home that was solidly Catholic, but celebrating feast days through the year wasn’t something we regularly did.

We had an Advent wreath. A Christmas tree. We went to Stations of the Cross and gave things up for Lent. But there were no sweet buns for St. Lucia, no shoes for old St. Nick. We didn’t dress as saints on All Saints Day; our evening meals didn’t reflect the feasts of the Church.

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3 Things I Took Away from the Mothering with Grace Conference

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A couple of years ago, I was a new mother, pregnant with our second child, in a new city.  Fortunately, we quickly plugged in at a wonderful parish that we still call home, and I was able to connect with a lovely group of women in a group called Mothering with Grace.

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Colorful, Edible Prayer Time for Kids!

Colorful, Edible Prayer Time for Kids!

I’ve talked to a lot of moms who struggle with creating or maintaining a prayer time with toddlers and young children.  Our family has found a couple of little ways to make family prayer time more enticing and more relaxing for everyone.

So, I thought I’d take a moment to share what’s working for our family.  Note:  This does NOT mean it will work for your family, but hopefully this will inspire you to incorporate prayer in creative ways in your own home!

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who is this that comes from far?

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Who is this that comes from far?  With his garments dipped in blood? 

Strong triumphant traveler, is he man or is He God? 

I that reign in righteousness, Son of God and man I am. 

Mighty to redeem your race, Jesus is your Savior’s name.  

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3 Ways The Friendship Project will Make You a Better Person

3 Ways The Friendship Project will Make You a Better Person

Authors Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet became friends years ago.  They previously wrote Divine Mercy for Moms, which is a good book, but in my humble opinion, this one is even better.

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Because One Attempted Suicide is Too Many…

Because one attempted suicide is too many.

The Class Period I will Never Forget…

I walked into my geometry class, settled into my seat, and realized that this would be no ordinary class.  My teacher came back to school very quickly after his son committed suicide.  I did not know his son personally.  He was a couple years ahead of me in high school.  Some of my friends knew him well and were deeply affected by his passing.

I didn’t know it as I sat there in class that day, but my life would also be deeply affected by the passing of this boy.

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Quiet your Heart this Season with The Peace of Christmas…

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During this wonder-filled time of anticipation, as we await the coming of Christmas, our souls long for pause and solace from the hustle and bustle.  The cold air and stillness of night make me want to curl up with hot tea, a hand-stitched quilt, and a good book.  Speaking of good books, here’s a good one that I just put down..

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Is there Wiggle Room in Your Prayer Life?


I’ll spare you the boring and highly personal details, but with my doctor’s blessing, I’m eating gluten and dairy free at the moment.  I used to think this gluten stuff was made up.  I mean, gluten-free stuff is highly advertised, widely available, and preposterously overpriced – all hallmarks of the latest fad, right?

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