St. Faustina Actress Interviewed By WFRL Radio

St. Faustina Actress Interviewed By WFRL Radio

 Maria Vargo As StProLifeCorner- Freeport Illinois-    Maria Vargo of Saint Luke Productions was recently interviewed by Sherry Gibson of local radio station WFRL, Freeport. We are grateful to WFRL for granting this interview and it is with pleasure that we present it below.

Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy, a live one-woman production performed by actress Maria Vargo of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented in St. Joseph Church on Sunday, March 5th at 4:00 p.m. Experience this timely and gripping drama of Saint Faustina whose personal encounters with Jesus have inspired a world-wide devotion to Christ’s Divine Mercy. The production is suitable for ages 13 and up.

Please get your tickets now! Don’t delay! This is more than likely a once in a lifetime event here in Freeport. Don’t let this opportunity pass you and your loved ones by.

Remember if you get your tickets in advance you will save five dollars on the cost of admission.

Admission is $15 for advance tickets or $20 at the door.

For tickets and additional information, contact Cynthia Saar at (815) 232-7400 or csaar2002@yahoo.com

Tickets may also be obtained at Mary’s Mantle, 16 S. Chicago Ave., Freeport, Il 815-801-6279

At St. Thomas Aquinas church office @1400 Kiwanis Dr. Freeport, Il 815-232-3225  

At St. Joseph’s office @ St. Joseph Church 229 W. Washington Place, Freeport, IL 61032 Phone: 815-232-8271 then dial 21 for the secretary, Nancy.

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A Divine Mercy Moment: From the diary of St. Faustina

“Help me, O Lord that my eyes may be merciful, so that I may never suspect or judge from appearances, but look for what is beautiful in my neighbors’ souls and come to their rescue.”  – St. Faustina (Diary 163)

“Encourage the souls with whom you come in contact to trust in My infinite mercy. Oh, how I love those souls who have complete confidence in Me. I will do everything for them.” – Jesus to St. Faustina (Diary 294)

“The greatest sinners would achieve great sanctity, if only they would trust in My mercy.” – Jesus to St. Faustina (Diary 1784)

“When my soul is in anguish, I think only in this way: Jesus is good and full of mercy, and even if the ground were to give way under my feet, I would not cease to trust in Him.” – St. Faustina (Diary 1192)

“When you approach the confessional, know this, that I Myself am waiting there for you. Here the misery of the soul meets the God of mercy. Tell souls that from this fount of mercy souls draw graces solely with the vessel of trust. If their trust is great, there is no limit to My generosity.” – Jesus to St. Faustina (Diary 1602)

“Be always merciful as I am merciful. Love everyone out of love for me, even your greatest enemies, so that My mercy may be fully reflected in your heart.” Jesus to St. Faustina (Diary 1695) Continue reading

Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver

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“O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the expectation of the nations and their Saviour, come to save us, O Lord our God!”

Emmanuel, God with us, is a name that in every way belongs to Christ our Lord. He is with His people in all their needs, ever ready to help and console them. He is with us on every altar, waiting for us to come and pour out before Him our sorrow and our needs. He is with us, above all, in Holy Communion, when He comes to dwell in our heart, and to bring with Him every grace that we need. He is with us in the hour of death, and He will be with us for ever in Heaven.

He who thus comes to dwell with us in familiar friendship is our King; He who thus condescends to be our companion is the God who has an absolute right to our obedience. He is our Lawgiver, and the statutes that He enacts for us have but one end and aim and object, to lead His subjects into the ways of happiness and the paths of peace.

Come then, O God, our Lord and our Saviour. “Come and save us” from all the perils of the evil one, and from our own weakness and frailty. Come and save us in the hour of temptation, for You alone are our King, and none save You shall rule over us. Come and bring us safe through this valley of tears to Your Eternal Kingdom, where we shall dwell for ever, O sweet Jesus, in the everlasting delights of Your blissful company. Continue reading

Difficulty is Part of the Gift

Difficulty is Part of the Gift

“Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to Him, “Are you He who is to come, or shall we look for another?”

One Christmas a boy in a remote far away village gave his teacher an exquisite seashell as a gift. He had walked many difficult miles over treacherous terrain to find it, to a special bay, the only place such shells could be found.

The teacher was quite moved by the boy’s gift, and understood where it had come from and the difficulty involved in obtaining it: “What a beautiful shell. You must have walked many difficult and dangerous miles for it. I am deeply grateful for your gift,” the teacher said. Continue reading

Dear Beloved God in Heaven

Dear Beloved God in Heaven
Please give us a President that loves this Country and everything it stands for.
Please give us a President who respects you as the one true God.
Please give us a President who will, with your help;
restore this nation to its former glory, the way you created her.
Please give us a President that will not try to destroy our Churches.
Please help us to respect what you have given to us and not take anything for granted….ever again.
Please God, weaken the evil and strengthen the good; both within and without. May our eyes be opened.

In Jesus’ name; Amen Continue reading

We Do Have Hope In A Fallen World

We Do Have Hope In A Fallen World

ProLifeCorner-   The below testimony has been shared with us by a mother who placed more faith in God and love than in the fear and selfishness of the world.  We believe it is people like her who Jesus was speaking of when He said, “you are the light of the world.”

My name is Anne,

jesus-blessing-pregnant-woman-250x-150dpiI am a 45 year old mother of a perfectly healthy and precious newborn named Amber Rose Faith. The “Faith” part was added as our pregnancy progressed because it took a lot of it! And here is our story…

I was newly married after experiencing the deaths my mom, my sister and best friend to cancer all within two years Eleven months later my husband and I found out we were “expecting”.

Our Lord works in mysterious ways. Upon our suspicion, I went to my primary care doctor. He kept repeating the same phrase, “this is bad! So bad Anne.”   I have a heart and spinal condition requiring medications that are dangerous if taken during pregnancy. I was already eight weeks along and Amber had been exposed to these meds for that long. My doctor explained that for these reasons and the advance age that I ‘needed’ to abort.  Amber  would likely be born with Down’s syndrome as well as a slew of other birth defects and learning disabilities. I explained to the doctor that regardless of his warnings I wanted to keep my baby. He actually became angry. Continue reading

Prosperity, Human Dignity, Reward, and Punishment

Prosperity, Human Dignity, Reward, and Punishment

“Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus received what was bad, but now he is comforted here, and you are in torment.”

Mattie Dixon lived all of her life in a small town. She didn’t have a will; she hadn’t taken care of anything before she died at the age of eighty-nine.

Mattie was a widow. She couldn’t have children; but she had some distant great grand-nieces, nephews, and cousins – maybe. They didn’t attend her funeral; they didn’t really know her. They didn’t know what to do; what would happen to the house, the property, the mementos and the personal effects and all!

Finally, the taxes and other bills had to be paid. So the auc­tioneer came, and strangers crawled around all the personal ef­fects of Mattie Dixon. There was her wedding ring, one of those heavy ones. When Mattie was alive, if you said to her, “Mattie, I love that ring, I’ll give you a thousand dollars for it,” she would turn that ring on her finger and say, “Fifty-six years of faithful marriage, and you want to buy this? I wouldn’t sell you this for ten million dollars!” Continue reading

Ingenuity, imagination, and Effort in the Spiritual Life

Ingenuity, imagination, and Effort in the Spiritual Life

“For the children of this world are more prudent in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light.”

A few years ago, a college student was convicted of smuggling several thousand pounds of marijuana into the country. The student had created quite an effective system for procuring and distributing the marijuana. The judge who heard the case did not sentence the student to jail — instead, the student was sentenced to set up and run a hospice for AIDS patients. The logic? The city needed the hospice, and the convicted smuggler had the organizational and business savvy to make it happen. Continue reading

We Lost A Great Friend

R-Bradys-200x (1)We Lost A Great Friend

ProLifeCorner.com – 9-4-2016 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – Words cannot express the love and friendship the Rockford pro-life community has for Don and Mary Brady.  For decades they took care of pro-lifers every day the Rockford abortion mill was open.  They opened their hearts and the Rockford Labor News building they owned to help save babies from abortion. Don and Mary provided a warm smile, words of encouragement, coffee, donuts, and shelter from the heat, rain, and cold to people in need.

Don has passed away after years of loving his family, protecting the unborn, and serving Jesus Christ. : Funeral MASS will be on Tuesday, September 6, at 11:00 am at St. Bridget’s Church, 600 Clifford Avenue, Loves Park, IL with visitation [at St. Bridget’s] 1 Hour before Mass.
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Are We Responsible for Encouraging Abortions?

Are We Responsible for Encouraging Abortions?

ProLifeCorner.com-  By Larry Plachno

Larry-150x1 blueA recent discussion on interconnected social problems and the resulting polarization of our society brought forth the suggestion that many of us, including many of the Christians and Catholics reading this, may be responsible at least in part for abortions. While many pro-life people would deny this, I invite you to follow the logic with me and see what we find.

Our Polarized Society

It was the demographers that first publicized our polarized society and related interconnected social problems. They pointed out that in several major elections they could predict voting based the fertility level of a state or area. Those states with the highest fertility levels traditionally swung to the right and voted for conservative candidates and conservative issues while those states with the lowest fertility levels traditionally swung to the left and voted for liberal candidates and liberal issues. Two things are immediately noteworthy. One is that the basis for this is fertility level, which translates into bringing children into the world. The second thing to note is that this question on children tends to polarize our society into the right and the left. Continue reading

Humility

Humility

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“For everyone who exults themselves will be humbled, but the ones who humble themselves will be exulted.”

        There once lived a man so humble, that even the angels rejoiced at the sight of him.  But, in spite of his great sanctity, he didn’t even have the slightest idea that he was holy.  He just went about his humdrum and ordinary daily tasks, diffusing goodness in the same way flowers unconsciously diffuse their fragrance, and in the same way streetlights diffuse their glow.

        His sanctity lay in this – that he forgot each person’s past, and looked at him or her, as they were, and he looked beyond each person’s appearance to the very center of their being, where they were innocent and blameless and too unaware to know what they were doing.  Thus, he loved and forgave everyone he met – and he saw nothing extraordinary in this, for it was the result of his way of looking at people. Continue reading