What will your journey through Lent be like this year?
“Lift up your heart then frequently to God, ask His assistance, and place your principal consolation in the happiness of belonging to Him”(St. Francis de Sales). God invites through Prophet Joel: “Return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning”. Your heart should belong to God. Identify one area of addiction, fault, selfish behavior, sin or sinful inclination, attachment to person or thing that steals your heart away form the Lord.
Tell God about it. God is merciful toward those who recognize their sinfulness and repent with a motivation to change. Focus more on God’s mercy and love to lift up your heart to him. Focus less on your misery and sin. To experience the power of resurrection, we have to die to our selfishness, our worldliness, and behaviors that are not Christ-like. Growth does not always come from doing everything right but through our fall and rising again. Season of Lent invites us to put all our weaknesses and sins in the hands of the Father. The Church accompanies us in our journey of conversion through the sacrament of reconciliation. Let your heart belong to Him and Him alone.
Father Abraham Vettuvelil, MSFS
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Mission Development Office
Cordial greetings and good wishes to you from AMISALES, the Mission Development Office (MDO) of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Francis de Sales in Rome. This Mission Office came into existence on 15 November 2013. The Mission and Vision of AMISALES is to be always on the side of the poorest of the poor. To know more about our work please download the Newsletter bellow…
PRAYER OF DEVOTION IN HONOUR OF FATHER PETER MERMIER, SERVANT OF GOD
God of love, You care for us and You guide us in numer- ous ways. We thank You for inflaming the heart of Fr. Peter Mermier with an intense love for You and a zeal for the salvation of souls. You blessed him with a total trust in You and in humble surrender to Your Holy Will. It was your will that he should found the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales, and with Mother Claudine Echernier, the Congregation of Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod, to spread your mercy and compassion to all, by witnessing to Your love and through their prophetic ministries. His life of holiness was his supreme act of glory to You.
Loving Father, while he was on earth, You blessed many through him, especially in the renewal of Christian faith and family through the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales. You raised him to the saintly state of Servant of God. Thereby, You testify that he is Your highly favored son for whom You refuse nothing. So we pray that through his holy intercession, You bless us now with the favor we request and pray for.....(silence)
We make this prayer through Christ Your Son who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.
One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father Amen.
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