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Saint Augustine of Hippo is considered on of the greatest Christian thinkers of all time and the Doctor of the Church.
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This is the link to the TOB institute that I attended in PA www.tobinstitute.org
and there is also a TOB institute for healing at tobhealing.org ---this is for healing retreats..
Jesus, I trust in you!
My experience with Divine Mercy is that I have read Sr. Faustina's Diary. I pray the chaplet at least once each day. When I was coming into the Church early on, I had an image of Jesus as the Divine Mercy in the sanctuary. It was big and very 3-D. I don't have as many consolations as I did three years ago.
I have read JPII's writing on TOB. I have read more on chastity as a virtue, a virtue that our society seriously lacks. Chastity is an anchoring virtue for a society. I may not like it, in personal practice sometimes, but I want respect in a marriage rather than a non-sacramental relationship.
I think in our culture of usury, and our culture of death, we are going to need all the mercy we can be allowed, if we ask for it. Regardless, in the end, we are going to glorify God, whether it be through his mercy given or justice handed down.
Where the two topics especially intersect for me is when I am praying the DM Chaplet outside Planned Parenthood as I do weekly. I know who I am, a single, chaste woman, and I know I am praying for the aborted, and praying for a miracle, even if that miracle takes place in my heart and I am a little less judgmental against my brothers and sisters who are think abortion is the only answer or last resort, or justified in some other way.
I don't have much to add. When I was in my 20's I did a lot of reading of Augustine, Theresa, and Sr.Faust...?? .
I am in agreement with everything they say, and believe by following the Holy Spirit's promptings you will only be drawn closer to Christ.