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How Does Purification Work?


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  • Robert LaFleur
    Robert LaFleur Před 3 lety +236

    To live for God is simple. It's just not always easy.

    • Lakota Fire
      Lakota Fire Před 11 měsíci +4

      Thank you for your beautiful words. May God surround, embrace and bless you.

    • Nathan Knight
      Nathan Knight Před rokem +1

      Why are not you God, sir? To be fair, why aren't I? Philosophically, we all have free will to Love more than Jesus? I am nothing without Jesus or I am negative infinity. I love to theologize or philosophize, God allowing!

    • cocamojoe
      cocamojoe Před 2 lety +1

      “May it be done unto me according to Your will”, eh?

    • Cuauhtemoc Morisco
      Cuauhtemoc Morisco Před 3 lety +2


  • Allie Marin
    Allie Marin Před 3 lety +112

    This video is so incredibly relevant to my current situation, it brought me to tears. Just moments ago I felt alone and disqualified, yet Fr Mike's words, filled with the holy spirit, opened my eyes and set fire to my soul. I will receive this as a gift/answer from God, and use it to better live according to His will. To whomever is reading this, you're not alone, and through Him you can be holy!

    • 1967 Marjoree
      1967 Marjoree Před 6 měsíci

      ❤ Allie 👋

    • cassandra Alexandre
      cassandra Alexandre Před 2 lety +4

      It doesn't matter if you changed and it's only been one day. One day is a thousand years for the Lord. And a thousand years a day. Amen.

    • Michael Stainsby
      Michael Stainsby Před 3 lety +1

      Just cried reading that....

    • Diana Hayden
      Diana Hayden Před 3 lety

      I agree! Not easy but possible

  • Sara Abdallah
    Sara Abdallah Před 3 lety +290

    Painful to hear this when just now I have been unfaithful to God and His will. Please pray for me everyone. I need it.

    • Kimberlee Rivera
      Kimberlee Rivera Před 8 měsíci

      The Bible (says) GOD won't be mocked.

    • Kimberlee Rivera
      Kimberlee Rivera Před 8 měsíci

      Repent to GOD in the name of JESUS CHRIST.

    • Kimberlee Rivera
      Kimberlee Rivera Před 8 měsíci

      JESUS told the woman caught in adultry, to go and sin no more.
      But we have an ADVOCATE WITH THE FATHER ---
      Never mentions (Mary) as an (advocate).

    • carol dci
      carol dci Před 2 lety +1

      Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen

    • Donna
      Donna Před 2 lety +1

      We have all been unfaithful to God. Peace. God works within you. Trust Jesus.

  • Yvonne Moreno-Taylor
    Yvonne Moreno-Taylor Před 3 lety +60

    Honestly, I have been having a really tough day, week as a matter of fact, struggling with deep depression, I can't even bring myself to pray, but I am glad I watched your video. Thank you and God bless.

    • Katherine
      Katherine Před 3 měsíci

      Been there! I pray you find consolation in being honest with yourself and vulnerable with someone close to you.

    • Donna
      Donna Před 2 lety +1

      Prayers from those that struggle to pray and feel it’s not a good prayer are the sweetest prayers to Jesus. That’s a prayer from a hero fighting for God. No matter you fight yourself, you persevere! That’s not my opinion but it was spoken by Jesus to St Faustino The Divine Mercy). God is always close to you. Talk to Him at any time. Those are prayers.

    • Ryka Editz
      Ryka Editz Před 2 lety +1

      Same here not even joking

    • Gringo Xavier
      Gringo Xavier Před 3 lety +2

      Yvonne Moreno-Taylor meditate and pray on his word and his promises and he’ll show you his freedom my friend. The devil comes in like a flood but our God is mightier than the flood.
      I’m good at the moment thanks. It’s a daily battle but we fight on.
      Good man Keith. Thanks for your input. We should always help and support each other. ❤️

    • Yvonne Moreno-Taylor
      Yvonne Moreno-Taylor Před 3 lety +2

      @Gringo Xavier thank you for checking in. Actually, I was doing better then was knocked back down again but yesterday I prayed with a wonderful new priest and am hoping today will be better. Thank you! How are you?

  • The Archivist
    The Archivist Před 3 lety +53

    As usual Fr. Mike, you have shown me exactly the message and topic that I was struggling with. You do the Lord's work. May God bless you.

  • Randy Mac
    Randy Mac Před 3 lety +26

    I had never heard that before; that God heals our hearts through the wounds of our hearts. That is very true 😊💓 I definitely need to be purified. Please pray for me 🙏😇💓✝️🔥🕊️🇻🇦

    • Jenny vignali-wisener
      Jenny vignali-wisener Před 3 lety +2

      Thank you Father Mike for reminding me of my purpose in life. God bless you.

  • Happiestgirl72
    Happiestgirl72 Před 3 lety +39

    Thank you Fr Mike, I REALLY needed to hear this message. God Bless you🙏

  • Anthony Salvatore
    Anthony Salvatore Před 3 lety +17

    May all who have watched this and watched, like me, from a perspective of woundedness, wherever that wound is, find peace. It is my hope that the lord will help me offer up the pains of my wounds to help all those who are trying to become saints. Needed to hear this more than I can Express, because sometimes if feel that no matter how hard I strive for holiness, I am a pile of broken pieces.
    In those moments, I find it helpful to ask the Lord to accept my agony at my defects and failings and ask him to accept that suffering, those tears, as an offering. As an expiation of the sins of my life, as an offering for the suffering souls in purgatory, as a means to suffer in union with our Lord's passion and in the Hope that my suffering can be used to convert sinners. In this way I feel my suffering has a purpose and in that way I feel that the Lord is purifying me, even in those moments when I feel far from purified or holy. Please, pray for me. I will keep all in my prayers as well.

    • Anthony Salvatore
      Anthony Salvatore Před 3 lety

      @Moogie B thank you so very much! I'll return the favor!

  • AnnaMaria Cardinalli
    AnnaMaria Cardinalli Před 3 lety +16

    "These people are not the problem. The problem is these parts of me that need to be shaved away." BEST. ADVICE. EVER. 💘💘💘

    • Keith Decker
      Keith Decker Před 3 lety +1

      Matthew 16:24
      "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me."

  • Emily Carroll
    Emily Carroll Před 3 lety +3

    This was really encouraging! I'm finishing grad school this week, and I wish I had seen this earlier in my studies! When things are difficult and overwhelming, it's easy to become discouraged and lose hope. What a great reminder that the difficult times in our lives can be used by God to purify us if we surrender them to him. Thank you Father Mike!

  • OrganicOrganist
    OrganicOrganist Před 3 lety +13

    Your videos are too good to limit them.to the English speaking world. Please add subtitles in Polish, Spanish, French and whatever else is possible. I'm sure these videos would be much appreciated in Poland.

  • Michael Nims
    Michael Nims Před 2 lety +3

    This is so true!
    Recently I became aware that my abusive childhood showed me how to be a better parent, and that my prayers for humility included me losing a job so I would be humbled by gratitude for a job that helped me provide. Well said as always Father Mike. ✝️💯🙏

  • Jemi
    Jemi Před 2 lety +1

    "You live in His will, and He lives in your Heart- " Yes 😊.
    Such good encouragement in this video.

  • Birgit Cangonja
    Birgit Cangonja Před 2 lety +1

    "You are made to be a masterpiece " this profoundly touching ❤🙏🕊

  • No Jo
    No Jo Před rokem +1

    Holy moly. This came on today and I needed this so badly!! Thanks for all your 'yesses' to the Lord, Fr Mike. One listener feels so much more strengthened in remaining obedient right when doubt began to get so powerful. ♥️🕊️

  • Pilar
    Pilar Před 3 lety +30

    Oh wow the whole town is sanctifying me. Thank you!

    • Vicki M
      Vicki M Před 3 lety

      Pilar Gutierrez 😂

  • Venitha Bernard
    Venitha Bernard Před 3 lety +5

    OH MY GOSH! For my 12th birthday this nun gave me books on the lives of Saints and I was really inspired to be one as a kid! I thought it was a stupid wish and I'm probably too proud to want to be one but oh my gosh it was God all along! He REALLY never let me down, even though I thought He did :')

  • Templar Rain
    Templar Rain Před 3 lety +4

    The passive purification way of looking at life is really powerful at re-framing experience in a positive and meaningful way.

  • Shalom1810
    Shalom1810 Před 3 lety +3

    “You are made to be a Masterpiece, so allow the Great Artist to work His Masterpiece in 𝔂𝓸𝓾"

  • Pavel Razamazov
    Pavel Razamazov Před 3 lety +4

    Thank you father! This is so relevant today.

  • SimplyZeyma
    SimplyZeyma Před 3 lety +1

    “God can purify your heart through the wounds of your heart” oooof I love that 🙌🏼

  • Tin Tin
    Tin Tin Před 2 lety

    Wow, I am blown away. I needed to hear this.
    Thank you, Fr. Mike. This episode means a lot to me right now. Praise be His Name.

  • KasiekSmasiek
    KasiekSmasiek Před 3 lety

    Thank you Father Mike 🙏✝️🕊
    I needed that today 🙏🕊😇

  • John Smit
    John Smit Před 3 lety +3

    Thank you for this advice. One thing I've found important is responding to the conviction of the Holy Spirit. I might be stuck thinking about something and the Holy Spirit will convict me that I need to stop that.

  • Araene1
    Araene1 Před 2 lety

    I needed to hear this today May 13, 2020! Thank you GOD! Thank you Father!! God bless!

  • JatnaRD
    JatnaRD Před 2 lety

    Thank you! Thank you for helping me understand how to concretely cooperate with God's purification of me :)

  • Chaos Contagion
    Chaos Contagion Před 3 lety +1

    Fr. Mike, you're the best. I needed to hear this. I'm in RCIA and I'm trying so hard to be more holy. It feels like, most of the time, that I'm not making progress, but hearing this I know I'll make it if I persist and keep saying "yes" to God. I'm wholly new to Christianity and I'm not sure what it's supposed to feel like, but sometimes in deep prayer, I feel a peace that I've never felt before. I try to hold on to those amazing moments to keep me going. I'm going to keep saying "yes."

  • Maria Esparza
    Maria Esparza Před 3 lety +43

    sadly i'm not having an amazing day but i needed to hear this. evidently, i was an aweful mother to my daughters and it's being thrown in my face now. one issue is my exhusband is in our daughters life now after he has stayed away for years. i believe now that he's divorced for the 4th or 5th time, now he's telling our daughter's side of our divorce (i was wife #1) and she wants to "get to know him", she tells me. in my defense, i was a single mom, he left me in debt, i was going to college part-time and really struggling. i did the best i could, but that makes me a crappy mom and she's better than me.
    Just asking for prayers for humility and acceptance of my shortcomings. Lord hear my prayer. thank you. I really needed this...

    • Diana Hayden
      Diana Hayden Před 3 lety +1

      @Maria Esparza yea, I would have a hard time with that. Seems ungrateful for what you have done for her . Yet, I understand that she would want to know more about her father. Now, your husband's version doesn't seem to put you in a good light & you should stand up to him with your daughter present so she hears both sides of the story not just one.

    • Maria Esparza
      Maria Esparza Před 3 lety

      Definitely prayers for you and yours. God always, always is sending miracles. God bless you and thank you for your kinds words.

    • Maria Esparza
      Maria Esparza Před 3 lety

      Thank you. Prayers for you and yours as well. i really needed to read this. God bless you.

    • Maria Esparza
      Maria Esparza Před 3 lety +3

      thank you so much. may our almighty God bless you and yours.You made me cry, happy and blessed tears. thanks again.

    • Sofia Lara
      Sofia Lara Před 3 lety +4

      I’ll pray for you! Remember God adores you and he can help you through anything. Sending love to you and your family. Keep your head up and remember God will always catch you :)

  • Heather Thompson
    Heather Thompson Před 3 lety

    Thank you Fr. Mike! Exactly what I needed right now. I surrender and allow God to work in and through me.... especially through my oh so many personal defects! God Bless!

  • Makubashi Games
    Makubashi Games Před rokem

    Thank you Fr. Mike for helping us in our journey to holiness. I often use your talks in my mental prayer. I savor and reflect on them to be ingrained in my heart. Please pray for me that I may put them into action.

  • Diana Carolina Santa Cruz Ruiz

    The timing for me watching this video is perfect 🙏🏼💜

  • Lyssmusic24
    Lyssmusic24 Před 3 lety +5

    Truly needed to hear this !!

  • Kerwin Fernandes
    Kerwin Fernandes Před 3 lety

    Thanks for this insight Fr. Hope u r having an amazing day too. God bless you n ur family always 🙂🙏

  • Harriet Laiki
    Harriet Laiki Před 4 měsíci

    Amen 🙏💕 thank you so much Fr. Mike. God bless you.

  • Eleanor
    Eleanor Před 2 lety

    This was helpful - especially the part about our defects/wounds and submitting it to God

  • Billy Widener
    Billy Widener Před 3 lety

    Thank you Fr. Mike for this! This really helps and change my whole perspective. 🙏🏻

  • Glynis Cooper
    Glynis Cooper Před 11 měsíci

    Thank you so much for this talk, it really hit the spot and was just what I needed to hear. Thank you. X

  • Liam Croatt
    Liam Croatt Před 2 lety +1

    I needed this. I've wondered every day if I'm going to reach my full potential, whether my work will do good or lead people astray. And now I know that this is wholly contradictory to how I pray every single day, "God wherever you lead me I will go, show me what I must do, because my love for you is so great", and I mean it when I say it. It is not empty. I merely need to trust what he tells me to do.

  • Camila Villavicencio
    Camila Villavicencio Před 3 lety

    Beautiful message, thank you 🙏🏻

  • Maria Hazel Rey
    Maria Hazel Rey Před 2 lety

    Thank you, Fr. Mike for your talk. It is true that the circumstances I am in is purifying me to be the person God wants me to be. Even though it is painful, I know that He working in me in ways I didn't see.

  • JJ
    JJ Před 3 lety

    Thank you for your videos and reflections, Fr. Mike and to all of Ascension Presents. Praying for you too! 🙏🏽♥️

  • Felisia Armenta
    Felisia Armenta Před 7 měsíci

    This was a confirmation to me about what I’m going through. I was not aware of what was happening in my life until recently. I love your videos Thank you.

  • Ene Anyogo
    Ene Anyogo Před 3 lety

    I want to live in God’s will. 🙏🏾

  • C. A. C.
    C. A. C. Před 3 lety

    Needed to hear this today. Thank you, Fr. Mike and thank you, God!

  • NorwegianCatholicism
    NorwegianCatholicism Před 2 lety

    This is exactly what I needed to hear, thank you

  • Arabella Szala
    Arabella Szala Před 3 lety

    There is such wisdom in what you say :) thank you for sharing! Thank you also for actively loving and pursuing the Lord and His calling on your life; you’re reaching millions for Him, which surely beats working in the movies...God bless you, father and brother. Greetings from Poland 🇵🇱 niech Pan Jezus mocno Ci błogosławić :)

  • Guadalupe Lopez
    Guadalupe Lopez Před 3 lety

    Thank you and God bless you Fr. Mike, I'm so glad to know that God is helping me when I least see it. I will trust that he is there along me when I'm annoyed and impatient with my fellow human beings. I will pray to be more humble, our society tries so hard to be the most out going and right about everything that we forget about humility.

  • Robert LaFleur
    Robert LaFleur Před 3 lety +1

    Great lesson!!!

  • Jon Cerda
    Jon Cerda Před 3 lety

    It's really God's work through YOU, I had to be reminded of this when I had this conversation with a friend of mine. It's HIS work through you

  • Maria W
    Maria W Před 3 lety

    Father this hit home with me too! Wonderful message! i loved this...I ALWAYS want to say YES to GOD!

  • Patrick Sutherland
    Patrick Sutherland Před 3 lety

    Thank you for all you do on this channel Fr Mike. These talks and this channel have always helped me to grow and continue to set me on fire with the holy spirit. Thank you!

  • Vicki M
    Vicki M Před 3 lety

    Awesome teaching Father. Thank you.

  • Claris Thomas
    Claris Thomas Před 3 lety +1

    This video just helped me to change my life thank you fr Mike

  • Eric Thompson
    Eric Thompson Před 3 lety

    Thank you Fr. Mike, and I hope your having an amazing day too!

  • Yarelly Cruz Rodriguez
    Yarelly Cruz Rodriguez Před 3 lety

    Thank you so much !! Just what I need it !! God talks to you many ways .😘😍🥰💕

  • Triumph Canine
    Triumph Canine Před 3 lety

    God bless you Fr.Mike. I hope you are having an amazing day also. Lovingly submit... God has been teaching me that for a few years now. But I can say that when *I* lovingly submit... even if it's with and "aww shucks I really don't want to but ok Lord" attitude that peace comes with that. Submitting to God's plans are seriously more rewarding than what I thought was a good plan. Keep up the inspiration Father. Can you talk about how to help bring the relativists to Jesus? How do we evangelize to them? Please pray for our community... Gloversville NY... we need some seriously Divine Mercy. TY!

  • Danny Kraeger
    Danny Kraeger Před 3 lety +2

    Thank you Fr. Mike that was very helpful and I will use that info to improve my life :-)

  • Icarus
    Icarus Před 3 lety +1

    The way God heals our hearts through the wounds of our hearts. That reminds me of Jesus who heals the world through the wounds of his body.

  • Maria Tomczak
    Maria Tomczak Před 3 lety

    Thank you! Father 🙏🏼🕊

  • Maria Regina
    Maria Regina Před 3 lety

    Thank you Father! 🔥💛🔥

  • Elizabeth Bonello
    Elizabeth Bonello Před 10 měsíci

    Thank you father ❤️❤️❤️

  • Corina Domocos
    Corina Domocos Před 3 lety +1


  • Emily Chudy
    Emily Chudy Před 3 lety

    Oh wow I needed this! Thank you Fr. Mike!!!

  • Leo Chiu
    Leo Chiu Před 2 lety

    Thanks, Fr. Mike. Very inspiring!

  • Maya Sammane
    Maya Sammane Před 3 lety

    Father Mike, thank you so much for this message, especially about your emphasis on the closeness of God to us. You have a strange way of speaking on specific ideas in moments when I really need guidance in those specific areas (and, more likely, I just have lots of room for necessary spiritual improvement in all areas! :) May God bless you always.

  • Patricia Mendez
    Patricia Mendez Před 3 lety

    Thank you sooo much! Always right when i need it MOST!😳😊

  • Kimberella210
    Kimberella210 Před 10 měsíci

    This was so poetic 💕

  • Theresa Morton
    Theresa Morton Před rokem

    Powerful knowledge. Thank God for you, Fr. Mike, your parents, those who formed and instructed you and that you chose this life in God's vineyard. Have learned so much from you. God bless you.

  • Bird and Bee Academy
    Bird and Bee Academy Před 3 lety

    This is beautifullly helpful, sir, thank you.

  • June Kiarie
    June Kiarie Před 3 lety

    God bless you so much Father. This video is so timely

  • Raymond Ross
    Raymond Ross Před 3 lety

    Love you in Christ Fr. Mike. You are a true blessing to us all

  • Roberto Catanuto
    Roberto Catanuto Před 3 lety

    Fantastic video, very deep and simple. God bless you.

  • California Mom
    California Mom Před rokem

    Wow this was great thanks Father Mike 🙏

  • Morgan Hubert
    Morgan Hubert Před 3 lety

    Thank you for this video Fr! And I loved you well wish for an amazing day at the end. - To you as well!!

  • Mary Ann Spare
    Mary Ann Spare Před 3 lety

    Very helpful, thank you.☺️

  • Karen alambat
    Karen alambat Před 2 lety

    Thank you so much for this!

  • Thecla Paolini
    Thecla Paolini Před rokem

    These are great advices to prepare for a real holy Lent.
    Many thanks Father Mike.

  • Dewi 88
    Dewi 88 Před 3 lety

    Thank you Father. God bless you

  • Abbie Hibler
    Abbie Hibler Před 3 lety

    Thank you, Father!

  • Ingrid Felfly
    Ingrid Felfly Před 2 lety

    Amazing! God bless you Father Mike!
    Here's a cute thing that happened today!
    Today I was telling my family I want to go back home to them instead of staying in another far country, (I'm grateful for everything of course, and I know we'll get through this, thank God for everything, we are blessed to have another chance to be better), but it feels a bit hard because I miss them that's all...
    And then I see this video and you give the example of if someone wants to change the town and they're stuck there. Like right on time for me to watch it! And that is extremely true, this year has been a journey for me, I know God more than ever before. I still have a lot to work on, but He is great! He is here! We are being helped by him every second! We are never alone🥰 I love God, He is our King! The best King!!❤❤❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏 Thank you Father Mike, AscensionPresents, and everyone in the comments. You guys are awesome! I love this community, it feels like family❤ Take care please, and God bless you all☺🙏💗

  • Isabela Diadami Perez
    Isabela Diadami Perez Před rokem

    Thank you, Father!

  • Maria Regina
    Maria Regina Před 3 lety

    Wonderful! 🌹♥️🌹

  • azCatherine
    azCatherine Před 2 lety

    So helpful-thanks Father Mike!

  • Anjelica Rios
    Anjelica Rios Před 3 lety +1

    WOWowowowow. Exactly what I needed. Thank you Father

    NYADRU CEASER Před 2 lety

    Jesus is calling me this Lent season in to a more close relationship with Him for sure and Fr. Mike, you're making it easy and easy for me. Not that I have been perfect but because Am beginning to get answers to a lot of questions, I have been having in my mind.
    Thanks Fr. For the great work of God and may Bless you.

  • Tipsy Mologn
    Tipsy Mologn Před 3 lety +1

    The timing of this message 😳🙏

  • Zara
    Zara Před 3 lety

    Bless You Father Mike. This really helped me and now I can understand what I have been cofused about and did not know how to do. Sounds dumb, but I really needed to hear this and process it. Ty again

  • Sarah M
    Sarah M Před 3 lety

    Thank you Fr Mike. May God bless you.

  • MT
    MT Před 3 lety

    Another great video perfectly timed. 🙂
    God bless

  • John Emmanuel
    John Emmanuel Před 2 lety

    I needed to hear this, Thank you Fr

  • Shari
    Shari Před 2 lety

    Passive purification is the most amazing thing if you struggle with anxiety it's almost like God melts it away when you are in acceptance, forgiveness, and surrender.

  • Virginia Domingo
    Virginia Domingo Před 3 lety

    Thank you, Fr Mike for the video! 🙏🙏🙏👍👍👍

  • Arinete G
    Arinete G Před 3 lety

    Huge thumbs up for this video 👍🏽

  • J SS
    J SS Před 3 lety

    I been going through purification after repenting and finding jesus for 2 months now. My chronic muscle pain i had for 2 years is going away! It has required constant fasting from eeeeverything and sticking mostly to bible and christian videos with prayer. If bad things just remember god never makes bad things happen. Ultimately if your willing to die to save your enemies every day god will have your back like crazy.

  • Provi
    Provi Před 8 měsíci

    Purification is about love, loving, responding with love all the time, becoming love which we can do only through the heart of Jesus, so we need to pray for it 🙏❤🙏

  • Julie Morley
    Julie Morley Před 9 měsíci

    I wish I had heard the things you have said on this podcast many, many moons ago! Thank you

  • Jason McDaniel
    Jason McDaniel Před 3 lety

    Thank you very much your explanations are and have been very exacting .
    Answers to my prayers.!
    I admit my first reaction was this is another one of the sadists asking me to submit to euserpment using god...
    I was wrong sorry.
    And thank you I hope God blesses you with visions of the rapture.!

  • Thomas Folan
    Thomas Folan Před 3 lety +6

    Thanks Fr Mike. Spot on for where I am.

    BISK KJ Před 3 lety +14

    Thank you Fr.Mike n im from 🇰🇷 n its almost sunrise here😁. God bless

  • rosie amber
    rosie amber Před 3 lety

    Thanks fr Mike I love your positivety,