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At the Heart of Every Christian is the Heart of Mary

June 13, 2015 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Mary, Mary

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At the Heart of Every Christian is the Heart of Mary Summer is here, the Easter season is over and we now re-enter “Ordinary Time.” The big temptation is to sigh, but don’t! Let’s look at why we shouldn’t. The first reason is to look at the first feasts of Ordinary Time after the Easter season. The Church sets forth a “spiritual lineup” which illustrates She takes seriously the mandate... Read More

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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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

Spiritual Compass for the New Evangelization

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Editor’s note: Today, we introduce you, our readers, to Dr. Peter Howard, a professor with the Avila Institute and an expert on Mariology and Venerable Fulton Sheen. Please welcome him warmly! It is often the case that, after the Easter season, there is a spiritual let-down as we sigh and return to “Ordinary Time”. However, the great line up of major feast days immediately following Pentecost... Read More

The Heart of Jesus Our Model

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus Our Model Presence of God – Sacred Heart of Jesus, teach me to model the affections of my heart on Yours. MEDITATION A soul consecrated to the Sacred Heart, a soul given to reparation, must feel the need of modeling its life on that of Jesus. How can we say that we are really consecrated to the Sacred Heart, how can we say that we are His victim of reparation, when we... Read More

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

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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

Sweetest Heart of Jesus

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

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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

Fire and Thorns: A Retreat Guide on the Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Resources, Retreat Guides

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Fire and Thorns A Retreat Guide on the Sacred Heart of Jesus Pope Benedict XVI called devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus “irreplaceably important.” Pope Pius XI called it “the very epitome of our religion.” Why is this devotion so central? And if it is, how are we supposed to tap into it and live it to the full? That’s what this month’s Retreat Guide, Fire and Thorns: A Retreat Guide... Read More

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