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Feb 17th 2013 new

(Quote) Mick-929473 said: Let me add: The promises of the TOB: more intimate passion during erotic love ...
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Let me add:

The promises of the TOB: more intimate passion during erotic love is a gift from the Spirit. It only comes to those sufficiently advanced in their faith; those that practice temperance and are not lukewarm in their faith.


Mick

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Thank you. Very welll said. TOB is not a license to go wild; it's a call to holiness, self-giving, and restraint within the most intmate act of marriage.



Feb 17th 2013 new

(Quote) Mick-929473 said: Pray the "Chaplet" (if you pray the Chaplet with a sick o...
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Pray the "Chaplet" (if you pray the Chaplet with a sick or dying person in mind both receive the same grace: Jesus will protect them at the moment of death.)

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Today I prayed it twice for this very intention. The mother of one of my partners (I'm a partner at a small law firm) is on her deathbed. He traveled to her city to be with her. A friend just told me that her good friend's very young daughter was just admitted to a pediatric hospice. The daughter is less than 10 years old. I've never met any of these people but have been praying the Chaplet for them for the last couple of days and will continue. Whenever I pray the Chaplet, I always try to remember anyone who is dying and most in need of God's mercy. If I get to Heaven, I'm sure I'll learn all the great good this did for others. It certainly has helped me and deepened my love of this devotion. Most of all the Divine Mercy teaches me deep in my soul just how much God loves us.


theheart Heart of Jesus, once in agony, pity the dying.

Feb 17th 2013 new

(Quote) Patricia-29176 said: (Quote) Mick-929473 said: Anyone practice the Devotion to the Divine Mer...
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Anyone practice the Devotion to the Divine Mercy or Theology of the Body by Pope John Paul II? They are both very important to me and want to know if others are aware of them.

Mick




Yes to the devotion to the Divine Mercy. I'm not sure what you mean by practice the Theology of the Body, but I have read 1 book by Pope John Paul and 1 book by someone else (can't remember the name) about it and totally agree with Pope John Paul's wisdom! As for the Divine Mercy, we have a shrine to it (affiliated with the National Shrine) in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Chicago. You might want to look at their website to see the beautiful statue of Mary that was commissioned for the Church.

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To "practice" the Theology of the Body is to believe and implement in your life the following (copied from below):

- There is a male and female perspective and both need to be respected.

- A marriage is supposed to be a mutual self-giving.

- Avoid "objectifying" people by degrading them as purely sexual objects.

- Avoid extra-marital sexual sins.

- The human person is both BODY and SPIRIT. That is why there is a "resurrection of the body." Because our bodies are just as important to God as our spirit.

- Thinking that the spirit is more important to God than the body or that the body is more important than the spirit is incorrect. Both are equal.

- Eros is transformed by ethos (passion and purity) to create a more passionate love. "It is necessary to rediscover continually in what is erotic, the nuptial meaning of the body and the true dignity of the gift." Healy, Mary (2011-06-30). Men And Women Are From Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II's Theology of the Body (p. 46).

- Avoid all forms of pornography (it is objectification of people and a false form of eroticism).

- Dress moderately.

- Be pro-life

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God bless,


Mick

Feb 17th 2013 new

(Quote) Mick-929473 said: What would u say are the important parts of TOB? This is my understanding:
(Quote) Mick-929473 said:


What would u say are the important parts of TOB? This is my understanding:


- There is a male and female perspective and both need to be respected.

- A marriage is supposed to be a mutual self-giving.

- Avoid "objectifying" people by degrading them as purely sexual objects.

- Avoid extra-marital sexual sins.

- The human person is both BODY and SPIRIT. That is why there is a "resurrection of the body." Because our bodies are just as important to God as our spirit.

- Thinking that the spirit is more important to God than the body or that the body is more important than the spirit is incorrect. Both are equal.

- Eros is transformed by ethos (passion and purity) to create a more passionate love. "It is necessary to rediscover continually in what is erotic, the nuptial meaning of the body and the true dignity of the gift." Healy, Mary (2011-06-30). Men And Women Are From Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II's Theology of the Body (p. 46).

- Avoid all forms ofpornography (it is objectification of people and a false form of eroticism).

- Dress moderately.

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Let me also add:

- Be prolife (life begins at conception).

Feb 17th 2013 new

(Quote) David-364112 said: The devotion to the Divine Mercy and reading St. Faustina's Diary have profoundly changed my ...
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The devotion to the Divine Mercy and reading St. Faustina's Diary have profoundly changed my life and the way I understand God. I started with it in 2010 although I'd been aware of it for many years previously. That Diary is amazing. I keep it on my nightstand along with The Little Flower's "Story of a Soul", Theresa of Avila's "Interior Castle", and the "Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi". Praying the Chaplet is a moving and rewarding way of loving God and putting myself in the right position in relation to Him. I am asking over and over and He is so willing to pour out His mercy.



TOB is a very positive development and one that was long overdue. JPII was trying to debunk the bias against sex by stating unequivocally that sex between spouses done in the right spirit and manner is a sacred and wonderful thing. I'm not sure how it's possible to have a devotion to it, but I'm certain that anyone who is married or contemplating marriage should become aware of this.

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David,


I was limited to the letters I could put in the title. An alternate title could of been:


"Anyone Practice the Devotion to the Divine Mercy or Practice the Theology of the Body?"

Mar 1st 2013 new

(Quote) Mick-929473 said: Anyone practice the Devotion to the Divine Mercy or Theology of the Body by Pope John Paul II? The...
(Quote) Mick-929473 said:

Anyone practice the Devotion to the Divine Mercy or Theology of the Body by Pope John Paul II? They are both very important to me and want to know if others are aware of them.

Mick

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REMEMER ALL: THE NOVINA TO THE DIVINE MERCY STARTS GOOD FRIDAY.

Mar 1st 2013 new

I have been praying the Novena to the Divine Mercy for the past few years which starts on Good Friday.

Mar 1st 2013 new
(Quote) Mick-929473 said: Anyone practice the Devotion to the Divine Mercy or Theology of the Body by Pope John Paul II? They are both ver...
(Quote) Mick-929473 said:

Anyone practice the Devotion to the Divine Mercy or Theology of the Body by Pope John Paul II? They are both very important to me and want to know if others are aware of them.





Mick

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I pray my rosary on the way to work and my Divine Mercy Chaplet on the way back home. It's amazing how nice other people are on the road when you are doing that

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Mar 6th 2013 new

(Quote) Mick-929473 said: (Quote) Mick-929473 said: Anyone practice the Devotion to the Divine Mercy ...
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Anyone practice the Devotion to the Divine Mercy or Theology of the Body by Pope John Paul II? They are both very important to me and want to know if others are aware of them.

Mick



REMEMER ALL: THE NOVINA TO THE DIVINE MERCY STARTS GOOD FRIDAY.

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Do u know how amazing the promises Jesus makes to St. Faustina for those that do the following:

Pray a novena (a prayer that is prayed for nine consecutive days) of Chaplets (see link below). Receive the Holy Eucharist on Divine Mercy Sunday (the first Sunday after Easter). Go to confession on or about Divine Mercy Sunday. Truly repent from our sins. The promise is this: complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. Confession, whenever entered into, repairs out relationship with God but we are still punished for our sins. The above forgives both sins and punishment.
Link to novina of Chaplets: thedivinemercy.org
Mick
Jun 6th 2013 new
My simple understanding of the devotion to our Lord of the Divine Mercy is that God's love faithful and merciful - will always surpass our own love for Him and in a world filled with so much distortion on the very essence of love that is the comforting truth . The theology of the body is also a clear expression of God's love life giving always on the look out for the best for an individual again a stark contrasting what society and the media are presenting. Thank you all for the specific points on TOB perhaps one day I will be blessed to know more TOB.
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