Author Archive: IHM
Dearest Friends, only a few days ago, we celebrated the Feast of Divine Mercy. We equally celebrated the power of love in the two giants of our faith, Popes John XXIII and John Paul II canonized on April 27, 2014. I believe in these awesome events we are renewed in God’s unfathomable love that is “new every morning” and reassured that the ocean of mercy will always overflow in our lives. It is in that spirit of Faith, Hope and Love that I wish you blessings!
The Hebrews hurried out of Egypt’s Slavery, yet wandered for years unsettled. The 40 years wilderness, the uncertainties, the darkness caused them to seem directionless, lost and empty. Yet, this rigor wound their way to the promise land. This process enabled them to discover their quasi trust in Divine providence, their vulnerability, their resilience, their insecurity, their strength and the power of God’s faithful love. However, it was not until they arrived the Promised Land that they looked back to reminisce the powerful wilderness in their lives. May God’s Holy Angels guide each of us to focus on Divine Providence amidst the storms and wildernesses of life. May we never grow weary and lose the rich lessons of our personal wilderness. Permit me to borrow the words of the great Jesuit priest Pedro Arrupe, calling on all of to “Fall in Love” with Jesus all over again, “Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.
St. John XXIII …. Pray for us
St. John Paul II …… Pray for us
Jesus …..I trust in You!
Jesus …..I trust in You!
Merciful Jesus …….I trust in You!
God Bless and keep you all.
Sister Mary Theonilla Chukwu
“… failures there will always be through the weakness of our fallen nature.” (Archbishop Charles Heerey. 30th May 1960)
“Behold the handmaid of the Lord!’These words were said in the deepest humility by her who was the greatest of women, and should be at all times on the lips of the children of her Immaculate Heart. In this they will be God’s special instrument of Grace to His people.” (5th Oct. 1959)