Commentary by the Artist:
"Sunday April 19, 2009, celebrated by Christians worldwide, is the Feast Day of Divine Mercy; which is not always celebrated at the Sunday Mass in all churches here in London, UK; surprisingly as the venerated image of Jesus is one described by Christ to a 20th century Saint Faustina of Poland (1905-1938). The visions, miracles and messages she received from Christ are therefore quite recent; and therefore, I feel, maybe more accessible to contemporary society.
This afternoon, however, I have been deeply moved and overwhelmed to attend a church devoted to a beautiful celebration of this Feast Day: St Ignatius Catholic Church in South Tottenham, N. London. Fr Luke who lead the 2-hour Mass passionately and sensitively reached out to all the hearts of the overflowing congregation with his message of the endless Mercy of Jesus Christ available to those who have faith...Trust in Jesus. He talked about the importance of forgiveness; including that of ourselves.
I was at times throughout tearfully overwhelmed; especially as a candlelit procession, in which the Blessed Divine Mercy Image was carried, passed by.
It seemed that 'the whole word' was there too- every race, every age - in peaceful union; which was very special.
I was not sure that I would have the energy to make a new interpretation of the Divine Mercy of Jesus, on returning home - but felt too inspired to give in to tiredness. My art soon energizes me. This drawing, made in pastels, from my heart and soul, was created according to the wishes and instructions of Jesus, given to Saint Faustina in one of His many visitations to her.
He told her to have painted an image, as He appeared to her, with his hand held up in blessing, one hand on his breast, from which flowed two rays: the pale symbolised the water, which cleanses and purifies the soul. The red represented the blood which gives new life to the soul. Jesus said " These rays will shield the soul before the justice of my Father..."
Feast Day of Divine Mercy. April 19, 2009
Pastel on paper, 23 x 17in
Copyright 2009 Stephen B. Whatley
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The Story of Mr. Loci B. Lenar and His Fatima Related Mission
A devout Catholic, Loci B. Lenar shares his faith in Jesus and his love for the Blessed Mother. His story has remarkable connections to Our Lady of Fátima and the future Era of Peace that she promised during her Church-approved apparitions of 1917. This book documents Mr. Lenar's healing through Our Lady's intercession, including his testimony of other miracles. Today, Mr. Lenar shares his faith through multiple venues, including his popular website, www.christian-miracles.com. Mr. Lenar's spiritual director, Fr. Richard Tartaglia also shares insights with the author. This book is written by Catholic author, Claire Smith.
Take a leap of faith - read the book and be amazed!
"So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it."Isaiah 55:11
Miraculous Signs of Archangel Michael
By Loci B. Lenar
While traveling through the town of Netcong, located in Morris County, New Jersey, I stopped into St. Michael's Catholic Church to say some prayers. The church has a beautiful display of stained glass windows and statues. I normally carry a camera and decided to snap some photos. Remarkably, the image of Saint Michael has a rainbow that appeared while photographing the statue. To read my testimony and its connection to current events, and to view this stunning photograph in a larger format, please visit the following link: Miraculous Signs of Archangel Michael.
A Prayer for 2018
May Our Heavenly Father bless our world with divine mercy, healing, peace and prosperity! May Our Lord bless humanity with the grace to love thy neighbor. May all of our prayers be answered with God's favor in 2018! We ask this through His Divine Son, Jesus. Amen
All prayer requests are prayed for daily on www.Christian-Miracles.com and are shared with Fr. Richard Tartaglia for prayer support at St. Mary's Church, Myers Avenue, Denville, New Jersey, USA. (Your email address will remain confidential).
Loci B. Lenar has arranged with Fr. Richard Tartaglia to have prayer requests prayed for at St. Mary's Church every Monday morning during Holy Hour Adoration. Prayer requests are also prayed for every Third Thursday of each month during the evening prayer service held for peace at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
You can add your prayer request to our web page at the following link: Prayer Requests
Forty Catholics Who Shaped the World in Which We Live
Written by Claire Smith, this book features forty Catholics of diverse talents and vocations who lived and breathed their faith while having an enormous impact on the world of their time. In turn they have contributed significantly to the shape of our world today. Their Christian faith and the spiritually nurturing environment provided by the Catholic Church underpinned and made possible their great achievements.
The Miracle Prayer
We recommend reciting The Miracle Prayer, composed by Fr. Peter M. Rookey. The Lord has gifted the International Compassion Ministry with a grace of healing.
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Fr. Richard Tartaglia and Mr. Lenar on Radio Maria!
If you missed listening to Fr. Tartaglia and Loci B. Lenar on Radio Maria, not to worry, we've posted a recording of the program on the homepage of our website!
Fr. Tartaglia and Mr. Lenar of St. Mary's Parish (Denville, NJ) were guest speakers on the Catholic radio show, Sacred Treasures on Monday, May 7, 2012.
Sacred Treasures is hosted by Kathie Duggan and is broadcasted live on Monday's by Radio Maria, US, between the hours of 2:00-3:00 PM (Central Time), and 3:00-4:00 PM (Eastern Time). Tune in by visiting the following link: http://radiomaria.us/sacred-treasures/
God the Father, we join together in prayer and petition heaven for divine intervention to mitigate earthquakes and natural disasters throughout the world.
We invoke the powerful name of Jesus to calm the storms of time and to bring forth a millennium of peace and tranquility.
We pray to the Virgin Mary to interecede on behalf of Humanity for God's hand of mercy to bless us with divine protection.
We ask this and thank thee in the name of Jesus. Amen
I wrote the prayer in 2010 as a result of the earthquake in Haiti.
The Lord inspired me to compose a prayer in order to petition God to mitigate earthquakes and disasters while I was praying for the victims and families of Haiti.
Please join in by reciting the prayer daily.
Thank you very much for your thoughtful prayer support.
-Loci B. Lenar
Angelic Tails: True Stories of Heavenly Canine Companions
This new book is by author Joan Wester Anderson, renown for writing books on angelic visitations and miracles.
The following excerpt is from Loyola Press: Angelic Tails is a collection of down-to-earth true stories from ordinary people who believe that God has graced their lives through heavenly canine companions. Each of the 30 stories challenges readers to reconsider their conception of angels—from the story of a former Air Force colonel whose golden retrievers served as his heavenly helpers in the Colorado wilderness to the account of St. John Bosco, who, for more than 30 years, was protected by an angelic dog as he walked the dangerous city streets. In the end, for all who see through the eyes of faith, this book is evidence that God can use even muddy paws and cold noses to fulfill his purposes in our world.
For additional information, please visit the following link: Loyola Press
In August of 2005, a Cross of Light appeared for the first time on Mr. Lenar's backyard fence in Mine Hill, New Jersey, USA. The same bright cross has subsequently appeared every year from 2005 to 2013 during Lent and Holy Week. Loci Lenar says that Fr. Richard Tartaglia has confirmed this phenonmena by visiting his home several times and photographing the sign in 2012 and 2013.
Visitors at the World Apostolate of Fatima (USA), witness the Miracle of the Sun on October 18, 2009 during televised service of One World Praying for Life and Peace. To read story and to view additional photographs of the event, please visit the following link: Miracle at Fatima Shrine
Miracle of the Sun
On October 13, 2008, some visitors at the National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were blest to witness the Miracle of the Sun. To read the complete story, please visit the following link: Visitors Witness Miracle
Miracle of the Sun: A Spiritual Visitation of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
"The Spirit of the Lord was present and imparted a prophetic vision of our world blessed in peace." -Loci B. Lenar
For additional details about the revelation and to read about Loci Lenar's spiritual encounter with the Lord, please visit the following link: Lenar's Personal Testimony.
Miracle of the Sun: Rays of God's Light
During a visit to the National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, I photographed Rays of God's Light inside the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Remarkably, the light is flowing through a stained glass window, which is a depiction of the Miracle of the Sun, witnessed by 70,000 people in Fatima, Portugal on October 13, 1917. The Catholic shrine is located on the grounds of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. To view image, please visit the following link: Rays of God's Light
If you enjoy stories about angels, please do read Angels in the Barn on our website. Caught by an Angel is another wonderful story and is posted on our blog. Both pieces are written by Joan Wester Anderson. She is renowned for writing inspirational stories connected to angelic visitations. Her book "Where Angels Walk" was on the New York Times Bestseller List.