12 Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary

12 Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary

1. I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.
2. I will establish peace in their families.
3. I will comfort them in all their trials.
4. I will be their secure refuge during life, and, above all, in death.
5. I will shed abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
6. Sinners will find in My Heart an infinite ocean of mercy.
7. Lukewarm souls will become fervent.
8. Fervent souls will rapidly grow in holiness and perfection.
9. I will bless every place where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.
10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
11. The names of those who promote this devotion will be written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.
12. I promise thee, in the excessive mercy of My Heart, that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months, the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their Sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

The Sacred Heart represents Jesus’ divine love for us. It is not just for sinners and devotees, but for all of us. Turn to His love and let Christ change your heart.

We humbly pray, “Lord Jesus, make our hearts like yours. Amen.”


Hope of the Dawn (WYD Rio2013 Official Hymn)

“Hope of the Dawn” (lyrics)

Under the shadow, marked forever
With the sign of The Redeemer
On the hilltop, Corcovado
The whole world is filled with His love.


Christ invites us:
Come to me, be my friends
Christ, He sends us
“Be missionaries!”

Can you see it, it is springtime
We have the hope of a dawn
Can you hear Him, He is calling
Receive His gift of faith

Can you imagine, if every nation
Every tribe and tongue, this generation
Saying no to war, no to hatred
Love, peace and goodness reigns.

From the East to the West
Our house is open, has no door
our land has no fences,
There are no limits to our love

We are scattered through the world
But we all keep the very same zeal
It’s your grace that sustains us
And keeps us faithful to you

We hear you, as you say
“Go make disciples, of all nations,
A new people, in unity
Bring their hearts to me”
Proclaiming your gospel
Lives are changed, we’re not the same
A new creation, the old has gone
We know a new world will come.

Nossa Senhora Aparecida

Nossa Senhora Aparecida

I got this gift on a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro, while attending the World Youth Day 2013.

This is a statue of “Nossa Senhora Aparecida” or Our Lady of Aparecida. Miracles were attributed to her by the locals and many Catholic believers.

I also visited a chapel named after the Patron Saint of Brazil which is located under the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Corcovado. All your prayer petitions are offered to God in this place, with the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, may all your hearts desires be granted in His perfect time.

Our Lady of Aparecida, Pray for us!