Astonishingly, the Sacred Heart devotion is not as much practiced as it ought to be, despite all the Lord offers us. Why is this? I think in our day, there are a number of reasons to explain this.
On the Altar, not only was the Blessed Sacrament exposed under the species of Bread, but also (just below it) under the species of Wine, too. I had never seen this done before.
One of the joys of a day such as this, is that we are reminded of the community aspect of the parish – the little Church in our particular corner of the world, and of the people who make it what it is.
Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Most Holy Trinity, this foundation-stone of our Faith, the great Mystery which is concerned with God Himself, in His nature and His three divine Persons.
O most loving Jesus, deign to let me pour forth my gratitude before Thee, for the grace Thou hast bestowed upon me in giving me to Thy holy Mother. (St Louis Marie de Montfort)
The Church dedicates the month of June to devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – a devotion which He Himself asked for, and one which the Church has wholeheartedly embraced.
“Come to Me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest” says the Lord. “Learn from Me, for I am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for yourselves.”
These words of the Merciful Jesus to Saint Faustina are nothing less than a masterclass on the power of prayer. The Lord makes it clear in what that power consists – it is the power to save souls.
For many of us, we lose this sense of interior joy at the thought of receiving the Lord in the Eucharist. How did we come to this? And how do we regain that which we have lost?
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The Letters of Saint Faustina
The private letters of Saint Faustina, written to her family, her Sisters and Superiors in religion, and to her beloved Confessors. These letters provide an insight into her interior spirituality and those matters closest to her heart.
Perhaps today, in whatever matters we might be wrestling with in order to reach a decision, we may do similarly, and leave the way open for the Lord to enlighten and guide us, and to make His will known to us.
Let us thank the Lord for commissioning His servant, St Faustina, to have this Image painted, and for the endeavours of His servant, Blessed Father Sopocko, who arranged the painting.
To be saintly, our love must be truly heroic – it is this which leads to true sanctity. We must try to achieve this, and be certain that we have loved as much as we are capable of loving.
Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints, our sister site features original articles on various aspects of Marian devotion and spirituality. It will enkindle your devotion to the Mother of God. Learn something of why so many of the Saints and Popes were deeply devoted to the Queen of Heaven, our Model in the faith.
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“Mary is so closely united to Jesus because she received from Him the knowledge of the heart, the knowledge of faith, nourished by Her experience as a mother and by Her close relationship with Her Son.” – Pope Francis
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