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Apr 202017

God pours his mercy over our lives!

Márcio Mendes, on  the program Sorrindo Pra Vida [Smiling at Life ], talks about the mercy of God, who reaches our hearts and transforms our lives. Check out:

The word is meditated on Micah 7:18-19
Who is a God like you, who removes guilt
and pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;
Who does not persist in anger forever,
but instead delights in mercy,
And will again have compassion on us,
treading underfoot our iniquities?
You will cast into the depths of the sea all our sins;


Deus não age pela ira, mas sim pela misericórdia

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Out of love for us, God passes over our faults He is not angry, because he prefers to mercy.

The sin is not us, however, it does not leave us. Once having sinned, the Lord never tires of forgiving us. Even if you don’t see the the way out, he didn’t give up on us.

God will win in our life

If God puts Himself in our reach and forgives us of our bad actions. What paths have we trodden? What has taken us in the right direction? Why we are sad and worn out? Who loves us does not wants us to live in error.

We don’t want to Sin? Flee from what we takes us from God. Sin is the result of the evil one, but God is our protection and refuge.

This world is dangerous! The spiritual world is far more dangerous without the presence of God.

The confession is salvation!

After a disagreement with someone, we run the risk of facing the person and we are afraid if that person will forgive us or not. God can’t wait to transform our life. He forgives all our faults. When we confess our sins, they are wiped out.

What a human enemy against us?

When we face a human enemy, he does everything to try and destroy us. Similarly, the enemy of God also wants to destroy us and the tricks that he uses are heavy.

Purifies our soul’s confession

When we wash our souls before God, there is nothing and no one who can accuse us. When we confess, we are covered with the blood of Jesus! Today, washing in His blood is to take possession of the forgiveness that He gives us.

We want to be released? Let’s start with the confession. Jesus did not come to take away sin, but to give us life. Sometimes we have the feeling that we’re lifeless, so he is ready to give us a new life.

The Lord wants to make us able to not sin anymore! By winning over sin on the cross he won so that every sin  lost power and influence over our lives.

God is closer than we think. By love, He put himself within reach of our possibilities. If someone wants to find God, he or she will find.

Today, the Lord came to pick us up. A mother wouldn’t think twice to give her life for their children, the same way God is the mother who gives his life for us.

Márcio Mendes
Canção Nova Community mission

Transcription and adaptation: Ariele Silva

Portuguese version

Jan 192017

Jesus Christ is Lord


“Jesus was in a city, and there was a man with leprosy. Seeing Jesus, the man fell at his feet, and asked: lord, if you want, you have the power to cleanse me. Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said: Be purified. And immediately the leprosy left him “(Lk 5, 12-13).


Let us turn to Our Lord Jesus Christ with faith, to cleanse us from all our sins and wounds in order to live the true dignity of children of God, as what happened with the leper. Take Christ as only Lord of our life. Today, the Lord invites us to reconcile ourselves with him through confession. Seek a priest and confess all our sins.

“And he who will find the lost sheep, will feel more joy than the 99 that don’t stray” (Mt 18.13).

We who believe and experience the goodness of God, we know that the divine mercy is always an invitation to conversion and change of life.

“This is the will of your heavenly father that not one of these little ones are lost.” (Mt 18.14).

So don’t be afraid to be merciful and to repent.

Jesus, I trust in you!

Luzia Santiago

Portuguese version

Jan 092017

The Lord invites us to listen and obey: “hear, o Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength! And you shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than this “ (MK 12, 29-33).

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Pope Francis says : ‘ we must not underestimate the power of prayer of many! Since we are connected in God, we can do something even for those who are away, for those whom we couldn’t ever reach with simple strength, reach. We pray with them and for them to God, so that all us may be open to His work of salvation».

This initiative makes a lot of people have the opportunity to approach the sacrament of reconciliation and help many young people to find their way back to the Lord, in order to live a moment of intense prayer and rediscover the meaning of life itself.

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the Pontifical Council for promoting the new evangelization, States that it is important to note that “the mercy cannot be reduced to the sacrament of reconciliation; it has a much broader horizon, which is that each of us is committed to become an instrument of mercy to the neighbor”.

Live with the penitent heart this day, helping many others to approach the throne of grace of the Lord, praying all over the world.

Father of mercies and God of all consolation, hear us!

Jesus, I trust in you!

Luzia Santiago

Portuguese version

Oct 052016

“Blessed are the merciful shall obtain mercy.” (5.7 Mt).

luzia2014We are all called to proclaim the Gospel and live the faith in Christ. We’re the first disciples who hear the word and are sent to be a sign of love and mercy in the places we passed.

“Missionaries of love and tenderness of God! The Lord’s mercy seat of missionaries who forgives always, He always waits, He who loves us so much “(Pope Francis).

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our heart similar to yours!

Jesus, I trust in you!

Luzia Santiago

Portuguese version

Mar 072016

How to live and proclaim the mercy?

When they left, they found a man of Cyrene, by the name of Simon. And ordered him to carry the cross of Jesus (Mt 27.32).

A maneira de anunciar a Misericórdia e vivê-la - 1600x1200
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These days, I was meditating on the fifth station of the way of the cross: Jesus has the help of the Cyrene to carry the cross. I share with you the fruit of this meditation.

So said the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta: fewer words. The place where he preaches a sermon is also a meeting point. We strive to live in a concrete way the love of Christ in every one of our actions every day. If any do preaching, it should consist of acts and not in words.

Next to Jesus there was a group of people who accompanied him, but nobody helped him to carry the cross, although He looked worn and suffering,not even the Cyrenian. He was going through there and was ordered to carry the cross of Jesus. The man barely speaks, is of few words, but lots of action. We know that today people hardly believe in the words, and if they believe, it’s because they see actions. People believe more in witnesses than in words.

The right way to announce mercy is by living what is written in the word of God: “little children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth” (1 Jn 3.18).

Merciful Jesus, knowing of my and your difficulty, said to Saint Faustina, in the Diary 742, he taught us three ways to propagate Mercy: the first is the action; the second is the word; and the third is prayer.

How are you living the Mercy? Have you been willing to love or is all still just in words?

I pray for you.
Father Antonio Aguiar

Portuguese version

Mar 262014

Whenever we keep sin for us and remain brooding over the feeling of guilt, giving justification and not making the decision to confess to the Lord, the sin will continue in us. In this way, the truth is not in us. 
The Lord forgives us, because he makes part of our existence from Him to be Love, mercy and forgiveness. And exactly for this reason, it is only we when we draw near to him that these virtues begin to happen in our lives. 
Put your sin and its feeling of guilt in the fire of love and God’s mercy! At times, we are fools and we do not pardon ourselves even after we have been pardoned. We remain feeling dirty with the rest of sin and this dirtiness remains clinging to us, while our God is love and mercy. 
Do not walk any more in this dirtiness! Wash all, throw all dirtiness and all the rest of sin that remain in you, by confessing it and by truly repenting. 

God bless you,

Monsignor Jonas Abib
Founder of Canção Nova

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