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The Sacred Heart and the Eucharist

The Sacred Heart and the Eucharist   Presence of God – Sacred Heart of Jesus, teach me how to live with You through the Sacrament of Your love. MEDITATION Devotion to the Sacred Heart should bring us to a life of intimate union with Jesus who, we know, is truly present and living in the Eucharist. The two devotions—to the Sacred Heart and to the Eucharist—are closely connected. They call... Read More

Reparation — Divine Intimacy Meditation

Reparation   Presence of God – Heart of Jesus, wounded for love of us, make me worthy to make reparation for all the wounds our sins have inflicted upon You. MEDITATION We find in the hymn for First Vespers of the Feast of the Sacred Heart [which we celebrated last Friday] the following words: “Lo, the proud, insolent procession of our offenses has wounded the innocent Heart of God.” And... Read More

Learn from Me – The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Learn from Me The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus   Apart from Jesus’ command to learn a lesson from the fig tree, on how its branch(es) and leaves announce summer (cf Matthew 24:32 and Mark 13:28), Christ commands us to learn only two things.  Our Blessed Savior knows that, like the rich young man, we are lacking in these things … otherwise, He would not be compelled to call our attention... Read More

Torn Between Contradictory Emotions: What to Do? (I of II)

I Am Torn Between Contradictory Emotions: What Can I Do? (Part I of II) Dear Father John, In my daily prayer, I cannot help but feel myself torn between two emotions. One is the heartfelt desire to trust Jesus totally as I know he is present with me. The other is a human fear about the rise of demonic extremist Islam and the decline of our Judeo-Christian culture. I want to experience peace but so... Read More

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Presence of God – O Sacred Heart of Jesus, teach me how to know You and to love You. MEDITATION The object of devotion to the Sacred Heart is, properly speaking, the physical Heart of Jesus which is worthy of adoration, because it is a part of His sacred humanity, hypostatically united to the Word. However, the ultimate... Read More

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Friday following the Second Sunday after Pentecost Presence of God – O Jesus, grant that I may penetrate the secrets hidden in Your divine Heart. MEDITATION After we have contemplated the Eucharist, a gift crowning all the gifts of the love of Jesus for men, the Church invites us to give direct consideration to the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,... Read More

A Holy Week Meditation

April 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Najim, Holy Week, Lent, Meditations

A prayerful reading of the Gospels readings on Monday through Wednesday of Holy Week will aid to deepen our contemplation of the Passion of Christ. The Church in her wisdom has provided these Gospel passages to prepare us to celebrate the Paschal Mystery. A close, contemplative reading of each of the three Gospel passages leading up to the Sacred Triduum will focus us on the Word Incarnate “pierced... Read More

Sweetest Heart of Jesus

February 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Donna Sue Berry, Poetry

THE SWEETEST HEART OF JESUS Sweetest Heart of Jesus From the corner of my church pew, Sometimes I feel alone, When I see the happy couples,  In love when I’m alone. + I hide behind my lacy veil, And duck my head to pray, ‘Please, Jesus, be my Valentine This sweetheart’s special day.’ + I look up past the altar rails, And see the Sacred Heart, His eyes full of affection and My tears begin to... Read More

The Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

April 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Litanies, Prayer

The Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us. God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, formed... Read More

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