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Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS commented on Phil and Margaret Brown.'s group Prayer Group
"PRAYER FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE GRENFELL HOUSE FIRE    Merciful Jesus, have pity on those who have suffered through the fire that tore out the heart of Grenfell House. Embrace with your compassion  those in hospital,  those…"
Jun 16
Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS commented on Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS's group COMPASSIONATE HEARTS of JESUS and MARY
"Four downloadable Prayer Practices added to website http://cchjm.org/prayers-and-readings/:   1.  Sitting in the Compassionate Gaze of Jesus 2.  Prayer Practice for a Compassionate Heart 3.  Two Meditations 4.  Compassion…"
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Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS commented on Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS's group COMPASSIONATE HEARTS of JESUS and MARY
"An article on the ASSOCIATION OF THE COMPASSIONATE HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY appeared in last week's Church Times - http://cchjm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Church-Times-09.06.17-pdf.pdf …"
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Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS commented on Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS's group COMPASSIONATE HEARTS of JESUS and MARY
"The soul is in God and God in the soul, just as the fish is in the sea and the sea in the fish. (S. Catherine of Siena: Dialogue 2)"
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Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS commented on Phil and Margaret Brown.'s group Prayer Group
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Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS commented on Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS's group COMPASSIONATE HEARTS of JESUS and MARY
"Share the same love, be one in soul and mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition, look out for each other's interests, not just for your own."
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Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS commented on Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS's group COMPASSIONATE HEARTS of JESUS and MARY
"Here is a link to our latest 'Compassion Quarterly'. In it you’ll find information about some of the developments that have occurred since the launch of the Association, most importantly that we’ve been given Episcopal Approval…"
Jun 6
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Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS commented on Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS's group COMPASSIONATE HEARTS of JESUS and MARY
"Mercy is a property full of pity which belongs to the motherhood [of Christ] in tender love. (Julian of Norwich)   "
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Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS commented on Phil and Margaret Brown.'s group Prayer Group
"Thanks, Carol.  "
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Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS commented on Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS's group COMPASSIONATE HEARTS of JESUS and MARY
"A downloadable Prayer Practice for Sitting in the Compassionate Gaze of Jesus can be found at: http://cchjm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Prayer-Practice-for-Sitting-in-the-Compassionate-Gaze-of-Jesus.pdf"
Jun 2
Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS commented on Phil and Margaret Brown.'s group Prayer Group
"A downloadable Prayer Practice for Sitting in the Compassionate Gaze of Jesus can be found at: http://cchjm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Prayer-Practice-for-Sitting-in-the-Compassionate-Gaze-of-Jesus.pdf"
Jun 2
Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS commented on Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS's group COMPASSIONATE HEARTS of JESUS and MARY
"'May the centre of my being, be one with the Heart of Christ' (Mantric Prayer for Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)"
Jun 1
Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS commented on Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS's group COMPASSIONATE HEARTS of JESUS and MARY
"‘[Is] the full emergence of the glory of the mind of Christ. The alternative orthodoxy begins in a view that God is not opposed to us; God is for us. How is God served by people who fail to germinate? God is rapturously delighted in every…"
May 29
Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS commented on Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS's group COMPASSIONATE HEARTS of JESUS and MARY
"In the past week 140 people killed by terrorists around the world. During this month of Ramadan we pray for salaam https://www.charterforcompassion.org/you-care-so-much …"
May 28
Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS commented on Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS's group COMPASSIONATE HEARTS of JESUS and MARY
"God loves me as I am but he loves me too much to leave me that way' (Quoted by David Francis D. (Comp CHJM)"
May 27

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COMPASSIONATE HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY

Many of us are aware of the presence of hate, fear, bigotry and anger in our society – and see a growing lack of compassion, not least for those who some perceive ‘don’t belong’. And we might even be aware of the way these feelings can begin to fill our own hearts. It’s not always a virtue that’s easy to express – or cultivate.

If you sense that we need to be more compassionate towards each other you might be interested in a new international, ecumenical, online Spiritual Association that, with episcopal approval and support, has come into being. It’s called the Compassionate Hearts of Jesus and Mary (CHJM) and it seeks to enable members (Companions) to express compassion by nurturing this virtue. It also helps members with that ‘continuous conversion’ of the heart that deepens our relationship with Christ.

Compassion lies at the heart of all the world’s great religions and forms an essential aspect of the Christian Faith. As the well-known writer and theologian, Henri Nouwen, wrote: ‘When Jesus was moved to compassion, the source of all life trembled, the ground of all love burst open and the abyss of God’s immense, inexhaustible and unfathomable love revealed itself.’ * Compassion is not the same as feeling sorry for people but is an active being-alongside. And it all begins with having self-compassion.

The Aim of the Association is to provide a means whereby people can join together in developing a compassionate heart for the sake of the world and its Purpose is to encourage and nurture compassion in the hearts and lives of Companions. Companions adopt a simple Rule. They seek to:
 spend time each day in the presence of Compassionate Heart of Jesus;
 express compassion in a practical way;
 make a compassion Examen (reflection) each day;
 recognise the value of the Sacrament of Confession in seeking to fulfil the psalmist’s plea: ‘Make me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.’

If someone doesn’t feel they can take on this Rule but would like to be connected it's possible to become an Associate. Associates accept the Aims and Purpose of the Association and promise to seek ways of fostering compassion and living out of that charism. They will also receive Compassion Quarterly, the publication of the online Association.

It doesn’t cost anything to join (except to work on being a compassionate person!) and there aren’t any meetings to attend. You can find out more from the website: www.cchjm.org where there’s a simple form to complete if you wish to ask questions or join, together with prayers and reflections and articles about compassion that might be of interest. You can also follow us on Twitter: #cchjm123 or join our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cchjm/?ref=bookmarks

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COMPASSIONATE HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY

Many of us are aware of the presence of hate, fear, bigotry and anger in our society – and see a growing lack of compassion, not least for those who some perceive ‘don’t belong’.   And we might even be aware of the way these feelings can begin to fill our own hearts.  It’s not always a virtue that’s easy to express – or cultivate.

If you sense that we need to be more compassionate towards each other you might be interested in a new international, ecumenical, online Spiritual…

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At 1:03pm on May 20, 2017, Fr. John-Francis FRIENDSHIP SMMS said…

I am the Founder of the online SPIRITUAL ASSOCIATION of the COMPASSIONATE HEARTS of JESUS AND MARY (www.cchjm.org)   Its Purpose is to is to encourage and nurture compassion in the hearts and lives of Companions for the sake of the Reign of God, and its Aim is to provide members, inspired by the Compassionate Hearts of Jesus and Mary, with means whereby they can join together in developing a compassionate heart.   All are welcome to join.

At 7:16am on May 20, 2017, Lynda Keen said…

Welcome to the forum, Fr John. I hope you find plenty to interest you here.

We are also on Facebook as London Internet Church and on Twitter as @LInternetChurch so you might like to check us out there, too.

God bless. Lynda

 
 
 

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