The Fathers of Mercy Give Praise to God for the Diaconate Ordination of Rev. Br. Victor Moratin, CPM
Rev. Br. Victor Moratin, CPM Ordained a Deacon
On June 3, 2017, Br. Victor Antonio Moratin, CPM was ordained a deacon at the Chapel of Divine Mercy located at the Fathers of Mercy Generalate in Auburn, KY. The Fathers of Mercy were grateful to God for the presence of His Excellency, Bishop William Medley, D.D. of the Diocese of Owensboro who was present as the ordaining Bishop. Rev. Br. Victor was blessed to have family, friends, fellow seminarians, and seminary formators present for the liturgy. Please keep Rev. Br. Victor in prayer as he carries out his new duties as a deacon.
Novena Prayer in Honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(Please pray with us from August 7-15, 2017)
Majestic Queen Assumed into Heaven, Mary, Mistress of the Angels, you received from God the power and commission to crush the head of Satan. We, therefore, humbly beseech you to send forth the angelic legions of Heaven, that under your command, they may seek out all evil spirits, engage them everywhere in battle, curb their insolence and hurl them back into hell.
Most High Queen of the Universe, Mary, Ever Virgin, you who bore the Incarnate Word, Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior of all mankind, intercede for us and for those who have commended their prayer intentions to us.
O Mary, Mother of God, and our own Good and Tender Mother, You shall always be our hope and the object of our love.
Holy Archangels and Angels of God, defend us and lead us to heaven. Amen.
Mary, assumed into Heaven, pray for us!
From "Treatise On the Love of God" by St. Francis de Sales
Now of her it is not possible to imagine that she died of any other kind of death than of love, the noblest of deaths, and consequently due to the noblest life that ever was amongst creatures: a death of which the very angels would desire to die, if die they could. If the primitive Christians were said to have but one heart and one soul, by reason of their perfect mutual love, if St. Paul lived not in himself, but Jesus Christ lived in him, by reason of the close union of his heart to his Master’s, whereby his soul was as it were dead in his heart which it animated, to live in the heart of the Savior which it loved, O true God!
How much more really had the sacred Virgin and her Son but one soul, one heart and one life, so that this heavenly mother, living, lived not, but her son lived in her! It was a mother the most loving and most beloved that ever could be, yea loving and beloved with a love incomparably more eminent than that of all the orders of angels and men, as the names of mother-only and only-son, are names passing all other names in matter of love. And I say mother-only and only-son, because all the other sons of men divide the acknowledgment of their production between their father and mother; but in this Son, as all his human birth depended on his mother alone, who alone contributed that which was requisite to the virtue of the Holy Ghost for the conception of this heavenly child, so to her alone all the love which sprang from that production was due and rendered: wherefore this son and this mother were united in a union by so much more excellent, as her name is excellent in love above all other names. For which of all the seraphim can say to our Savior: “Thou art my true son, and I love thee as my true son“? And to which of all his creatures did our Savior ever say: “Thou art my true mother, entirely mine, and I am thy true son, wholly thine“? If then a loving servant does say, and did say, that he had no other life than his master’s—Ah! how confidently and fervently might this mother exclaim: “I have no life but the life of my son, my life is wholly in his, and his wholly in mine; for it was not longer union but unity of hearts between this mother and this son.“
(From Book 7, Chapter 13, Treatise On the Love of God by St. Francis de Sales. Translated by Dom Henry Mackey, OSB. TAN Books and Publishers, Rockford, IL, 1997)