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With its audio recordings Totus2us is giving voice to faith, hope and love from all around the world, especially among St John Paul II, Papa Benedict XVI & Pope Francis's 'dearest young people'. Dedicated to Our Lady, Totus2us wants to highlight what's good, true and beautiful, to help us to pray, to be not afraid and to follow Jesus Christ.

There are voices from 120 countries so far here on 40 Totus2us podcasts. All free, all with music and available on iTunes, most mp3 episodes are under 10 minutes and fall broadly into 3 areas: prayer (faith / way), Catholic teaching (hope / truth) and witness (love / life).

To download the free Totus2us mp3 audio recordings individually, right/double click on the blue play buttons  

Some of the feast days this month:  9th April - Palm Sunday & XXXII World Youth Day
13th April - Maunday Thursday    14th April - Good Friday     15th April - Holy Saturday
16th April - Easter Sunday    23nd April - Feast of Divine Mercy (2nd Sunday of Easter)
28th April - St Louis Marie de Montfort & St Gianna Beretta Molla  29th April - St Catherine of Siena

27th November 2016 - 26th November 2017: 100th anniversary year of the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal, during which Pope Francis is granting a plenary indulgence.

Divine Mercy Novena - Jesus, we trust in you!

Day 9 - Easter Saturday      

"Today bring to Me the souls who have become lukewarm and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: 'Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.' For them the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy."

Most Compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love let these tepid souls, who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardour of Your love; and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross: let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen.

Novena a la Divina Misericordia      

Día 9 - Sábado de Pascua      

"HHoy, tráeme a las almas tibias y sumérgelas en el abismo de Mi misericordia. Estas almas son las que más dolorosamente hieren Mi Corazón. A causa de las almas tibias, Mi alma experimento la más intensa repugnancia en el Huerto de los Olivos. A causa de ellas dije: Padre, aleja de Mí este cáliz, si es Tu voluntad. Para ellas, la ultima tabla de salvación consiste en recurrir a Mi misericordia."

Jesús piadosísimo, que eres la compasión misma, Te traigo a las almas tibias a la morada de Tu piadosísimo Corazón. Que estas almas heladas que se parecen a cadáveres y Te llenan de gran repugnancia se calienten con el fuego de Tu amor puro. Oh Jesús tan compasivo, ejercita la omnipotencia de Tu misericordia y atráelas al mismo ardor de Tu amor y concédeles el amor santo, porque Tú lo puedes todo.

Padre Eterno, mira con misericordia a las almas tibias que, sin embargo, están acogidas en el piadosísimo Corazón de Jesús. Padre de la misericordia, te suplico por la amarga Pasión de Tu Hijo y por su agonía de tres horas en la cruz, permite que también ellas glorifiquen el abismo de Tu Misericordia.

Neuvaine à la Miséricorde Divine       

Jour 9 - le samedi de Pâques           

Paroles de Notre Seigneur: "Aujourd’hui, amène-moi les âmes froides et immerge-les dans l’abîme de ma miséricorde. Ce sont ces âmes qui blessent le plus douloureusement mon cœur. C’est une âme indifférente qui au Jardin des Oliviers m’inspira la plus grande aversion. C’est à cause d’elles que j’ai dit : Père, éloigne de moi ce calice, si telle est ta volonté – Pour elles l’ultime planche de salut est de recourir à ma miséricorde."

Très compatissant Jésus qui n’es que pitié, je fais entrer dans la demeure de Ton Cœur très compatissant les âmes froides, que dans ce feu de ton pur amour se réchauffent ces âmes glacées, qui ressemblent à des cadavres et T’emplissent d’un tel dégoût. O très compatissant Jésus, use de la toute puissance de Ta miséricorde et donne-leur l’amour divin car tu peux tout.

Père Eternel, jette un regard de miséricorde sur les âmes froides qui sont cependant enfermées ans le Cœur très compatissant de Jésus. Père de miséricorde, je Te supplie par l’amertume de la passion de ton Fils et par Son agonie de trois heures sur la croix, permet qu’elles aussi célèbrent l’abîme de Ta miséricorde.

La Novena alla Divina Misericordia      

Giorno 9 - Sabato di Pasqua      

"Oggi conduciMi le anime tiepide ed immergile nell'abisso della Mia Misericordia. Queste anime feriscono il Mio Cuore nel modo più doloroso. La Mia anima nell'Orto degli Ulivi ha provato la più grande ripugnanza per un'anima tiepida. Sono state loro la causa per cui ho detto: Padre, allontana da Me questo calice, se questa è la Tua volontà. Per loro, ricorrere alla Mia Misericordia costituisce l'ultima tavola di salvezza."

Misericordiosissimo Gesù, che Sei la pietà stessa, introduco nella dimora del Tuo Cuore pietosissimo le anime tiepide. Possano riscaldarsi nel Tuo puro amore queste anime di ghiaccio, che assomigliano a cadaveri e suscitano in te tanta ripugnanza. O Gesù pietosissimo, usa l'onnipotenza della Tua Misericordia ed attirale nell'ardore stesso del Tuo amore e concedi loro l'amore santo, dato che puoi tutto.

Il fuoco e il ghiaccio non possono stare uniti,
Poiché, o si spegne il fuoco o si scioglie il ghiaccio,
Ma la Tua Misericordia, o Dio,
Può soccorrere miserie anche maggiori.

Eterno Padre, guarda con occhi di Misericordia alle anime tiepide, che sono racchiuse nel pietosissimo Cuore di Gesù. Padre della Misericordia, Ti supplico per l'amarezza della Passione del Tuo Figlio e per la Sua agonia di tre ore sulla croce, permetti che anche loro lodino l'abisso della Tua Misericordia... Amen.

Ways which lead to the knowledge of God   

Catechesis with Papa Benedict XVI: ".. However, there are ways that can open up man's heart to the knowledge of God, there are signs that lead to God. Of course, we often risk being dazzled by the glitters of worldliness, which makes us less capable of walking such ways or of reading such/these signs. God, however, never tires of looking for us, He is faithful to man whom He has created and redeemed, He remains close to our lives, because He loves us. This is a certainty that must accompany us every day, even if a certain widespread mentality makes it more difficult for the Church and for the Christian to communicate the joy of the Gospel to every creature and to lead all to an encounter with Jesus, the only Saviour of the world. This, however, is our mission, it is the mission of the Church and every believer must live it joyfully, feeling it as their own, through an existence truly animated by faith, marked by charity, by service to God and to others, and capable of radiating hope. This mission shines above all in the holiness to which we are all called. .."

Man for Others

Fr Robert D'Lima, from Pakistan      

"I was finishing school in 1995 and it was a time when I was searching for a deeper meaning in life. Like any young person, you start to wander what's more in life, is there something more than just living? I just kept wondering about this and at that time one of my religion teachers kept telling us that 'you know, God has a plan in your life. He made you not just to eat, drink, make merry and die.' But then he also told us 'Only God can tell you what this plan is. No priest, no sister, nobody else can give you the answer.' Well, I was looking for something deeper at that point in life and I decided to actually do what he said."

Father Ciaran McGuinness. a White Father from Ireland      

"IWhat I remember of Fr James Donlon is that he was somebody who brought Christ to the people - when we went to church we always realised we were in a special place and that the Lord was truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. How he did this I do not know, probably by being faithful to his vocation, by saying Mass as he did say it (not in any particularly good way). .. He was someone that I remember: approachable, sincere and, above all, when you went into the church or you met him in confession or wherever, you realised that you were in the presence of God and the presence of Christ."

Bishop John Wilson, from England      

"The first priest that I was sent to as a newly ordained priest was and continues to be a great inspiration to me. The first night I arrived in the parish, he took me in the car and drove me round the boundaries of the parish and he said to me: "To be a priest is to be an extension of the love of Christ, in service of his Church and in love of his people." And for me that sums up what it is to be a priest. "

Today's something about Mary

is by Isabel, from England      

"I always feel I have a great mother myself and a great model in Our Lady in heaven. And that's somebody I just constantly turn to. And the rosary is such an important part of my life with that - I just find that nothing ever goes unanswered with the rosay. I find such incredible consolation with that. I think it was Lucy of Fatima who said that there's no problem that can't be resolved through the rosary. No matter how small, or how difficult, how big, whatever the problem is, if I always take it to the rosary, to Our Lady, I always find great consolation, even if I don't get the answer I want, I find the most incredible consolation through Our Lady."

On Sunday 13 October 2013, Pope Francis consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in front of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima in St Peter's Square. In June 1981 (just a month after the assasination attempt on JPII on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima), it was reported the Blessed Virgin Mary first appeared to 6 children in Medjugorje (in what was then communist Yugoslavia), introducing herself to them as the 'Queen of Peace'. The 6 visionaries say she has been appearing every day since.

TOP CHAT with Fr Dominic Robinson SJ     

about his trip to Northern Iraq with Aid to the Church in Need, the genocide there and the hope of the people.

"They cannot stay in the refugee camps in Erbil forever. They want to go back to Mosul, to Qaraqosh, to the little villages in the Nineveh plains where in August 2014 they were driven out. What we encountered there, with these people, with the clergy, with the government officials who we met as well in the Kurdistan regional government, was above all hope. And this always is a surprise .. When you actually meet people who in the most terrible situations  in which they've been separated from their families, from their careers, children's education has been disrupted ... and you hear people say 'We want to stay here. This is our homeland. Christianity has been here since the time of St Thomas and it's our country and we want to go back to our homes and practice our Catholic faith or our Orthodox faith or the religious minorities in the coutnry, Yasidis, Turkmen, these other groups, 'We want to practice our faith in freedom', then it affects you. You realise that this is something that you've got to take back. That there is something deep within these people in the most tragic of circumstances which is driving them on. So that was what the trip was really about.  ....  The sooner that we can have the international community be clear that what has happened, especially since 2014 but which has been building up since Saddam Hussein fell in 2003, to be clear that this is a genocide, it is on religious grounds, then the sooner we can start rebuilding."

Father Dominic is walking 200 km of the Camino of St Ignatius from the shrine of St Peter Claver in Verdu to the Abbey of Montserrat & Manresa from 25th September with 2 parishioners from Farm Street Church, in prayer and solidarity with refugees - more info on their flyer here or you can make a donation directly on their justgiving page here.

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Go in Peace      

Kelly, 15 & from Sierra Leone & Kenya: "I like confession because it helps you release all of your sins and you feel like you can trust God more and you can let go of everything and can like begin to settle down. And it just helps you tune into your faith more because you can understand God more and know that He loves you."

Emily, from the United Kingdom: "I suppose confession can be a struggle and difficult and sometimes embarrassing but I know that God has really used it in my life to affirm me of his love for me. And suddenly I find myself not thinking about my failings and my faults but somehow realising quite how much He loves me and has reached out to me in the Sacrament through his priests, for which I am always deeply grateful and so touched. "

Emmett, 23 & from London: "Confession is liberating. It allows you to speak from the soul and gives you inner peace. So, who doesn't want that?"

All around the world - our universal Catholic faith

You can listen by country to the witness given, by young people in particular, on Totus2us podcasts. Countries represented so far are: Albania, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkino Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, DR Congo, Congo-Brazaville, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech RepublicDominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, the Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, UK, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia & Zimbabwe.

Countries not included above which Pope Francis, Papa Benedict XVI, St John Paul II &/or Bl Paul VI have visited: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Curaçao, Denmark, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji Islands, Finland, Gabon, Guam, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Iceland, Iran, Jordan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Palestine, Papua-New Guinea, La Réunion, Rwanda, San Marino, Sao Tome & Principe, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tunisia & Uruguay.

Our Lady's message to Marija Pavlović
Medjugorje, 25 January 2017

"Dear children! Today I am calling you to pray for peace: peace in human hearts, peace in families and peace in the world. Satan is strong and wants to turn all of you against God, and to return you to everything that is human, and to destroy in the heart all feelings towards God and the things of God. You, little children, pray and fight against materialism, modernism and egoism, which the world offers to you. Little children, you decide for holiness and I, with my Son Jesus, intercede for you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

“Queridos hijos! Hoy los invito a orar por la paz. Paz en los corazones, paz en las familias y paz en el mundo. Satanás es fuerte y quiere ponerlos a todos en contra de Dios, hacerlos regresar a todo lo que es humano y destruir en los corazones todo sentimiento hacia Dios y las cosas de Dios. Ustedes, hijitos, oren y luchen contra el materialismo, el modernismo y el egoísmo que el mundo les ofrece. Hijitos, decídanse por la santidad, y yo, con mi Hijo Jesús, intercedo por ustedes. Gracias por haber respondido a mi llamado."

"Cari figli! Oggi vi invito a pregare per la pace. Pace nei cuori umani, pace nelle famiglie e pace nel mondo. Satana è forte e vuole farvi rivoltare tutti contro Dio, riportarvi su tutto ciò che è umano e distruggere nei cuori tutti i sentimenti verso Dio e le cose di Dio. Voi, figlioli, pregate e lottate contro il materialismo, il modernismo e l'egoismo che il mondo vi offre. Figlioli, decidetevi per la santità ed io, con mio Figlio Gesù, intercedo per voi. Grazie per aver risposto alla mia chiamata”

Totus Tuus, Totus2us   

Totus Tuus - Totally Yours - was St John Paul II's motto, having entrusted his life, his priesthood, his all to Mary. Totus2us is being built with the same intention: to be all Mary's. The play on lettering gives Totus2us a 2nd meaning - Everything2us - as that is what Mary means to us.

This mosaic of the Madonna and Christ Child is on the front of the Apostolic Palace in St Peter's Square (near the Pope's window for the Angelus prayer). Beneath it is John Paul II's coat of arms and his motto, Totus Tuus; and beneath this is written MATER ECCLESIAE - Mother of the Church.

It is a tribute John Paul II wanted to make to Mary for her having saved his life in the assassination attempt on 13th May 1981, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Just 6 months later, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, John Paul II blessed the mosaic, a "sign of the heavenly protection of the Sovereign Pontiff, of the Church and of those who are in St Peter's Square."