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Take a sentimental journey with me

You may have heard the 3rd class would dance and many among them did not stand a chance to be rescued out of the tragic Titanic disaster but have you heard more of their heroic pastor Who in 1912, 2nd Sunday of Easter, April 14th raised lowly hearts Above, till sinking beneath an ocean of mercy on Divine Mercy Sunday bringing hope to those who couldn't get away As I sail along life's disappointments and trials from now on I will ask the prayers of Fr. Byles my hero, buried in my grandpa's mildewy book a dear friend our Merciful Savior never forsook I read of their "HEROES AT THE POST OF DUTY" my eyes welled up to discover such holy beauty Catholics, Protestants, & Jews together-- prayed refusing to leave his own steerage flock, stayed The priest who was even offered a lifeboat seat would not abandon to despair his poorest fleet as if God commanded his heart: Man your post "Aye-aye, Captain!" he promised the Holy Ghost As the unsinkable Titanic plunged, anguish aloud was heard by lifeboats far from the madding crowd unlike the comforted assembly Fr. Byles prepared to trust the nearness of God, serenely less scared While the survivors' traumatized lives resumed Fr. Byles' crew lay too far down to be exhumed I admit I feel inspired to offer a prayerful plea for all these poor souls to Mary, Star of the Sea Remember their lost lives, and unfollowed dreams let us beg Divine Mercy of our God who redeems I tell you, my favorite vacation would simply be would you take a sentimental journey with me:
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"O Jesus, eternal Truth, our Life, I call upon You and I beg Your mercy for poor sinners. O sweetest Heart of my Lord, full of pity and unfathomable mercy, I plead with You for poor sinners. O Most Sacred Heart, Fount of Mercy from which gush forth rays of inconceivable graces upon the entire human race, I beg of You light for poor sinners. O Jesus, be mindful of Your own bitter Passion and do not permit the loss of souls redeemed at so dear a price of Your most precious Blood..."
(https://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/pray-the-chaplet) Reference: Ch. XVI: HEROES AT THE POST OF DUTY, pages 119-121+183. Nearer My God To Thee: Story of the Wreck of the Titanic, The Ocean's Greatest Disaster. Memorial edition, 1912. Edited by Marshall Everett. More info: https://www.catholicsistas.com/the-real-love-story-of-the-titanic/

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