In Sinu Iesu: March 2011 Archives

Holy Abandonment to the Father

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Into His Hands

Turn all things over to my Father and yours. As soon as a person, a situation, or a thing begins to weigh upon you, and cause you anxiety, refer it to my Father and abandon it entirely into His hands.
Nothing glorifies my Father more than the total self-abandonment of His children to His faithful and tender love.

The Father Is Close

The Father cares for you, not merely in a general way by controlling the course of events from afar, but in a profoundly personal way by His presence to you in all the circumstances of daily life.
At no moment is the Father distant from you or unavailable to you. At every moment His providence and His mercy are there for you. Give every care of yours into my Father's hands and go your way in peace of heart, trusting that He will attend to it and cause all things to work together for your ultimate good.


Make reparation for the offences against my Father's goodness that are committed by those who refuse to trust Him. Nothing so grieves my Father's Heart as the refusal to trust Him and to rest secure in His love.

The Cross

For this did I come into the world and suffer death on the Cross: so that all would see in me the way of abandonment and obedience to the Father, even unto death.

Three Steps of Abandonment

First, believe in my Father. Then, imitate me by receiving the Father's love and by looking to Him for all things. Finally, abandon into the Father's hands every anxiety, fear, and need, trusting Him to care for you, and praising Him in advance for the wonders wrought by His faithful love and paternal providence.

From In Sinu Iesu, The Journal of a Priest

Priests: Sons and Fathers

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Spiritual Childhood and Fatherhood

One who has not known the joys and the security in love of divine sonship cannot receive the grace of supernatural fatherhood. One learns to be a father by being a son and, even in the perfection of spiritual fatherhood, one remains a little child, a son beloved of my Father, full of confidence in His Providence and ready, at every moment, to embrace His Will as it unfolds.

Wounded Sons

So many of my priests are retarded in the exercise of their spiritual paternity because they are wounded in their identity as sons. I am about to heal many of my beloved priests who bear, deep within their souls, the wounds of a sonship that did not unfold as I would have wanted it to unfold because of the sins of fathers, and this over many generations.

Reconciliation of Sons with Fathers

I desire to fill my Church with spiritual fathers by healing a great number of wounded sons among my priests. I desire the reconciliation of sons with their fathers, and of fathers with their sons. Through this reconciliation the wounds inflicted on the souls of my priests will be healed, freeing them to enter fully into my love for the Father, into my obedience to the Father, into my glorification of the Father.

Paternal Generativity in the Church

Those who will be healed in this way will become fathers of souls, participating in the tenderness and strength of the Eternal Father and sharing in the fatherhood that the Apostles recognized in me whilst I lived on earth among them in the flesh. I revealed the Fatherhood of God to my Apostles and graced them with a new birth into my own Divine Sonship. Thus were they rendered capable of a supernatural fatherhood that even today generates life in my Church.

Where Healing Takes Place

O my priests, I call you to myself in the Sacrament of my Love. There I will heal you of those childhood wounds that have impaired your response to my Father for too long. I will free you to enter into the grace and mystery of my own Sonship, and you will discover, each one for yourself, what it means to be "a son in the Son." This is my desire. This is my plan for you. Let me heal your souls. Let me restore you to the security and joy of divine sonship. Let me call you to fatherhood in my Church and to a strong and tender care for souls.

From In Sinu Iesu, The Journal of a Priest

About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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