14 mai 2012

1311 Great things, very great things indeed the Lord hath done to us.

Dear Friends, This anticipated issue – the last issue of the year is usually edited in December – is due to varied news concerning ACAAP. Serving this work brings us many joys and God showers us with so many blessings that we can’t help keeping at the heart of our prayer this sentence from Psalm 126: ‘We were like them that dream!’. Within a few weeks, heaven-sent meetings strengthened our hope that our work was indeed God’s will. Great things, very great things indeed the Lord hath done to us. First of all – the praying members... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2012

1309 Québec

In July we had the pleasure of being invited by Father Loyola Gagne from the parish of the Blessed Sacrament in Quebec. Besides Quebec, we were invited by the Brothers and Sisters of Jerusalem in Montreal and the Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Saint Damien de Belchasse. We also went on pilgrimage to Notre Dame du Cap to entrust our work, abused children, abusing adults and all the praying members to the Virgin Mary. We went as well to Sainte Anne de Beaupre where we entrusted the same intentions to Saint Ann, Jesus’... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2012

1306 Unforgivable?

On Divine Mercy Sunday we had the pleasure of being invited by Father Pascal Monnier in his parish of Chambly. May he be thanked for making us feel so welcome. On that occasion, I was particularly moved by his editorial in the parish newsletter. As he gave his consent, I am retranscribing it textually. UNFORGIVABLE? This word was pronounced a few weeks ago by the French President to describe Mr Cahuzac’s offence. Unforgivable…There is no need to go back over the substance of the case that is discussed everywhere. However, it seems... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2012

1304 The Church and ACAAP

The Church and ACAAP The Church and ACAAP, to a lesser extent, have recently known many events. First, the Church: Our Lenten path was marked by two very important events: First, on February, 28th, Pope Benedict XVI left, renouncing his ministry of « Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter ». In July 2009 we had the huge gratitude to receive his apostolic blessing for ACIMP and its praying members. He also had the courage to lead the Church itself to denounce the crimes of priests who had become « poor »... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2012

1301 Praying for adults is not so easy !

Praying for adults is not so easy ! ‘Do not even the pagans do that ?’ Such are the surprising words of Jesus in The Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel according to St Matthew in chapter 5, verses 43 to 48. ‘Love your enemies, pray for them which persecute you ! Praying for your friends, even the pagans do that !’ Indeed, you let us know that a legitimate emotion leads us naturally to pray for these children. But how far more difficult it is to pray for those who abuse them, for the one who rapes the child I love in my prayer, whose... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2012

1206 Children, the first victims of wars

Children, the first victims of wars          A few weeks or a few months ago – it dœs not matter – Patrick, my husband, and I were watching the news on TV, a more or less sanitized review of the misfortunes – mainly misfortunes – and the joys of our time. The city of Homs in Syria, the images of the daily ordeal of civilians … and the instantaneity of horror : the corpses of children wrapped in red shrouds, their little faces bearing the signs of their violent death. Then, regardless of a... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2012

1109 ‘The Chaplet of Divine Mercy’

Therefore today we want to propose to you a new source of prayer that some, maybe many , already know and that’s good : praying with a particular chaplet… ‘The Chaplet of Divine Mercy’ Why such a proposal within ACAAP? Because God’s work is meshed with thousands and thousands of threads weaving the material of his Word or the fishing net of his children. It is obvious that ACAAP is only one of these threads that God himself is weaving at present. Our prayer belongs to a movement that God creates and grows on the topic of Mercy. ... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2012

1106 Lord, give me a sign !

Lord, give me a sign ! Hello to all of you. A mail we received gave me the idea of this little leading article. ‘In my humble opinion, it is important all the same for a Christian to know whether his/her prayer was successful or whether it made things change. Our prayer is, in faith, always efficient even if the result is not always in keeping with our human conceptions but with the will of our infinitely good Father who wants only the best for all of us. Indeed, when our prayers and our wishes are successful, and if we know it,... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2012

0704 Resilience and resurrection

Resilience and resurrection We have just celebrated the Resurrection of our Divine Lord and we would like to talk to you about the relationship between resilience and resurrection or how in his/her life each human being experiences death and resurrection. How is Gerard, an abused child, going to find the strength to start a family and to be a thoughtful and loving father? How do the people crushed by concentration camps, dictatorships, wars… find the strength to start again like Barbara, the singer, who was raped during the war and... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2012

0501 Life as soon as it begins

LIFE AS SOON AS IT BEGINS On December 28th we are celebrating the Innocent Saints, a memory of the massacre of children decided by Herod out of envy and fear at the time of the birth of Jesus. On that day the Church also honours aborted babies and all the innocent children victims of war, of persecution and of the blind madness of men. When our modern society upsets and damages all the ethical limits – cloning, eugenics, abortion, organ trafficking – the martyrdom of the Innocent Saints is present and future. We’ll just have to... [Lire la suite]
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