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    Introduction: The Feast Day of Corpus Christi (The Body of Christ) was requested by Our Lord himself. It was not a feast day that the Church in its wisdom decided to include in the liturgical calendar. It was a feast day, rather, that Jesus Christ requested through extraordinary means by appearing to his servant Saint Juliana and showing her a Moon that he said was symbolic of the feast day that was needed, that he wanted, that he requested, the feast day of Corpus Christi. And Saint Juliana said "But Jesus, we have a feast day Holy Thursday". And Our...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TWELVE PROMISES [of the Sacred Heart of Jesus], 09-27-14

    09/27/2014 11:12:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 09-27-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:TWELVE PROMISES The promises made by Christ to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a Visitation nun, in the convent chapel at Paray-le-Monial, France, between 1673 and 1675. They occurred during revelations she received on devotion to the Heart of Jesus, and have been encouraged by the Church as worthy of pious belief. They have been translated into more than two hundred languages. Although the total number is larger, the following are the most important promises made by Christ to those who are devoted to the Sacred Heart: 1. I will give them all the graces necessary in...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: FIRST FRIDAYS, 01-23-14

    01/23/2014 9:01:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 01-23-14 | from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:FIRST FRIDAYS The customary observance of the first Friday of each month, encouraged by the Church, based on a promise made to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-90), that special favors, such as the grace of final perseverance, would be given to those who received Holy Communion on nine successive first Fridays. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Popular Piety: The Sacred Heart of Jesus

    01/21/2014 3:35:48 PM PST · by NYer · 1 replies
    godzdogz ^ | January 20, 2014
    The Sacred Heart of Jesus is an image etched deeply in the minds of many Catholics. The devotion emphasizes the perfect, redeeming love of Jesus, and the living water which flows from His heart (cf Jn 7:37-39). The origins of this longstanding piety lie in the Medieval period.  It was promoted by, amongst others, the Flemish Mystic St. Lutgarde of Aywieres (1182-1246) and St. Gertrude the Great (1256-1302). It was not until the seventeenth century, however, that the devotion became more widespread in its popularity through its promotion by the two notable individuals, and the Society of Jesus more...
  • Have You Accepted Jesus into Your Heart?

    06/07/2013 2:33:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 191 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | June 7, 2013 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    A friend of mine was showing a Southern Baptist neighbor around the Catholic Church. She explained the Stations of the Cross, the crucifix, the image of the Blessed Mother and the saints.Then they came to the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Baptist was bemused.“Why do y’all have a statue of Jesus with his heart on the outside?”“Well,” said the Catholic lady sweetly, “You Baptists like to ask Jesus into your heart right?”“That’s right.”“We like to ask Jesus to take us into his heart.”Perfect apologetics. Welcoming and kind and working from what the other person knows to what...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LEAGUE OF THE SACRED HEART, 06-27-12

    06/27/2012 12:14:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 06-27-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):LEAGUE OF THE SACRED HEART See: APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Devotion to the Sacred Heart

    09/26/2011 4:57:40 AM PDT · by stfassisi · 13 replies
    Devotion to the Sacred Heart by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is as old as Christianity. When the side of Christ was pierced on Calvary, there immediately flowed out blood and water. The Church has interpreted this to mean the outpouring of grace through the Church, which began the moment that Christ expired on the Cross.Over the centuries, the gratitude of the faithful for this manifestation of divine love has centered on the physical Heart of Jesus as the symbol of God’s love for man. We may therefore say that devotion to the Sacred...
  • The First Friday Devotion in the Catholic Church [Catholic Caucus]

    11/05/2010 1:54:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 3+ views ^ | not given |
      The First Friday Devotion in the Catholic Church History of First Friday First Friday devotions among Catholics are related to devotion to the Sacred Heart of Christ. First Friday practices date to the last decades of the 17th century, when Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary and spoke to her of His Sacred Heart. Among the promises Our Lord revealed to St. Margaret Mary, the 12th specifically referenced practices for Fridays:In the excess of the mercy of my Heart, I promise you that my all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SCAPULAR MEDAL, 09-21-10

    09/21/2010 8:47:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 09-21-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SCAPULAR MEDAL A blessed medal, worn or carried on the person, instead of one or more of the small scapulars. It was authorized as a substitute by St. Pius X in 1910. It bears on one side a representation of the Sacred Heart, and on the other an image of the Blessed Virgin. It replaces any (or all) of the small scapulars in which a person has been invested. Investing in each case must be done with the scapular and not the medal. The medal is to be blessed by a priest who has the faculties...
  • Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus [Devotional]

    06/18/2009 8:09:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies · 524+ views ^ | not given |
    Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus "We the Christians are the true Israel which springs from Christ, for we are carved out of His heart as from a rock." -- St. Justin Martyr (d. 165) "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls." -- Matthew 11:29 "There is in the Sacred Heart the symbol and express image of the infinite love of Jesus Christ which moves us to love in return." -- Pope Leo XIII   The heart has always been seen as...
  • Devotion to the Sacred Heart Today

    06/11/2009 2:44:48 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 8 replies · 1,157+ views
    Catholic Education Resource Center ^ | 6/11/09 | Fr. John A. Hardon
    We may say that devotion to the Sacred Heart began on Calvary. When the Heart of Christ was pierced on the Cross, it opened the door to realizing how deeply Jesus loves us. In return, He wants nothing more than for us to love Him with all our hearts. There is nothing that God wants more than for us to love Him without reserve. What God wants more than anything else is for us to love Him more than anyone else in the world. I like the prayer of St. Claude la Colombiere, in which he asks, "O God, what...
  • The Biblical Foundation of Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus [Ecumenical]

    06/05/2009 11:22:50 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 2,742+ views
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata ^ | 19th century | Bishop Frederick Justus Knecht
    Image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, taken from America Needs Fatima blog (The following is excerpted from Chapter LI of the Second Part of "A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture," by Bishop Frederick Justus Knecht, D.D., published by TAN Books.) Ten Memorable Sayings of Our Lord X. "Come to Me all you that labour and are burdened[14], and I will refresh you[15]. Take up My yoke upon you and learn of Me, because I am meek and humble of heart, [emphasis mine] and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke[16] is sweet, and My burden is...
  • Heart to Heart (Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion) [St. Margaret Mary Alacoque]

    10/16/2008 8:59:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 876+ views ^ | not given | St. Margaret Mary Alacoque -- Revelations
    An Apostolic Mission for the Renewal of theDevotion to The Sacred Heart of Jesus A program for Catholic participation in Sacred Heartprayers and Sacred Heart Devotion practices,available through our free Sacred Heart Prayer Booklet. For all Catholic men and women, families and young people troubled by the many afflictions of modern life.......Discover the greatest source of spiritual and temporal help, graces and blessings for those who truly love the Sacred Heart of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and practice His requested Devotion with the essential prayers and acts, including the "First Friday"and the "Nine Fridays" promises. (Picture enlargements and prayer cards...
  • Novena for Gov. Palin and her family

    09/03/2008 5:11:10 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 45 replies · 224+ views
    3 Sept 2008 | me
    Please join me in saying a Novena to the Sacred Heart for Gov. Sarah Palin and her family, that they receive God's grace and strength in the trying times to come. This Novena is the same one that Padre Pio prayed daily for the intentions of all those who came to him for help. It is entitled "Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart" because of its great power. I know, because I have experienced it. I will start the Novena today, and complete it on September 11th. For those unfamiliar with this Novena, here is a link:
  • Pilgrimage 'for family': Spring Grove group walks 13 miles to basilica (Catholic Caucus)

    08/06/2008 9:32:33 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 76+ views
    The Evening Sun ^ | 8/5/2008 | Steve Marroni
    The group walked along Route 116 with a red banner bearing a lion and a cross. Some carried rosaries. Some prayed. Some chatted with their friends, while others just quietly reflected It was a 41/2-hour trek, spanning 13 miles. There was plenty of time for all of it. Walking under the hot sun, 13 members of the Spring Grove chapter of Tradition, Family and Property made a pilgrimage Monday morning to Sacred Heart Basilica in Conewago Township.... And, their goal was to pray the rosary for the family structure in America at the country's oldest stone church, and the first...
  • Clouds over Spain... (Sacred Heart Statue Beheaded) (Catholic Caucus)

    07/24/2008 10:00:10 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 32 replies · 461+ views
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 7/24/2008 | New Catholic
    Madrid, 2008 In 1936, during the great Socialist Terror of the early months of the Civil War, the large monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Cerro de los Ángeles, near Madrid, was attacked and demolished, a symbol of one of the harshest large-scale persecutions of the Church in History. From one of the stones of the demolished statue, a small sculpture of the Sacred Heart was sculpted and placed in the public garden outside the Parish Church of San Antonio de la Florida, in Madrid - otherwise a very famous building due to the extensive paintings of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Novena for Jim Robinson {May 25 - June 2]

    05/20/2008 10:19:51 PM PDT · by topher · 13 replies · 173+ views
    excerpts from the book: The Holy Souls: "Viva Padre Pio" | May 20, 2008
    Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel   O most holy Virgin, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, you are the joy of the Church Triumphant, the help of the Church Militant, and the comfort of the Church Suffering. Therefore, extend, we pray you, your merciful glance on those numerous souls who suffer in the fires of Purgatory and free them, that they may be admitted to the beatific vision of God as soon as possible. Remember O holy Virgin, to help especially those of my relatives, and those who are most abandoned and devoid of help. O most merciful...
  • First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus [St. Margaret Mary Alacoque]

    06/15/2007 7:52:34 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 5,872+ views ^ | 2004 | Sacred Heart Church
           The First Friday of each month was designated by our Savior Himself as a day to be consecrated to honoring His Sacred Heart…. As the object of this devotion is to make our Savior Jesus Christ ardently and perfectly loved, and to make reparation for the outrages offered to Him in the past, as well as for those which he daily receives in the Blessed Eucharist…Jesus Christ merits our love at all times, but alas! He is despised and outraged in the Sacrament of His love at all times, and so people should at all times make reparation to...
  • The Heart of the World (On the Sacred Heart of Jesus) (Catholic Caucus)

    06/01/2007 8:12:08 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 15 replies · 779+ views
    Spirit and Life ^ | 6/1/2007 | Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    The Heart of the World One of the soldiers thrust a lance into his side, and immediately blood and water flowed out. (Jn 19:34) June is the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Perhaps no other devotion can be said to be as central to our Christian faith as this devotion because it is rooted entirely in the central mystery of our faith, the death and resurrection of Jesus. Truly, the Sacred Heart stands at the very heart of our world and calls to all men to draw near. God did not just stand afar off in heaven...
  • The Origin of the Sacred Heart Badge

    06/23/2006 3:07:09 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 14 replies · 2,836+ views
    America Needs Fatima pamphlet | 2006 | n/a
    Origin of the Sacred Heart Badge Our Lord revealed to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque "His wish for her to order a picture of the image of that Sacred Heart for people specifically to venerate and have in their homes and also small pictures to carry with them." She wrote this to her Superior, Mother Saumaise, on March 2, 1686. Thus was born the devotion of wearing the little Badges. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque always kept a badge with her and inspired her novices to do the same. She made many badges and often said this practice was very pleasing to...
  • Catholic Prayer and Devotion: June the Month of the Sacred Heart

    06/01/2006 8:27:34 PM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 39 replies · 7,117+ views
    Various | 6/1/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    June Devotion: The Sacred Heart "And He showed me that it was His great desire of being loved by men and of withdrawing them from the path of ruin into which Satan hurls such crowds of them, that made Him form the design of manifesting His Heart to men, with all the treasures of love, of mercy, of grace, of sanctification and salvation which it contains, in order that those who desire to render Him and procure for Him all the honor and love possible, might themselves be abundantly enriched with those divine treasures of which this Heart is the...
  • Catholic Devotions: Sacred Heart of Jesus

    05/12/2006 3:46:40 PM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 15 replies · 600+ views
    various | 5/12/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus "Behold this Heart Which has loved men so much that It spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming Itself, in order to testify to them It's love; and in return I receive from the greater number nothing but ingratitude by reason of their irreverence and sacrileges, and by the coldness and contempt which they show me in this Sacrament of Love." --- Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Our Lord stands there, ever waiting to heal our aching hearts,  soothe our griefs, reach out to us with his mercy and bring us...
  • Homilies preached by Father Altier on the Feast of the Sacred Heart

    05/08/2006 3:49:02 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 9 replies · 551+ views
    Friday June 22, 2001 Feast of the Sacred Heart Reading I (Ezekiel 34:11-16) Reading II (Romans 5:5b-11) Gospel (St. Luke 15:3-7) One might wonder why, on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, we are hearing all about a shepherd. But in order to understand the love of Our Lord which, of course, is symbolized by the heart, one has to understand the heart of a shepherd. The Lord tells us, in the first reading today, that He Himself will pasture His sheep; He will be the shepherd; He will bring them to the green pastures and the plush grazing ground....
  • Catholic Meditation and Devotion: The Sacred Heart of Jesus

    04/28/2006 8:00:53 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 8 replies · 807+ views
    Various | 4/28/06 | Knitting a Conundrum and Others
    The Sacred Heart O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee,Whatever may befall me, Lord, though dark the hour may be;In all my woes, in all my joys, though nought but grief I see,O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.When those I loved have passed away, and I am sore distressed,0 Sacred Heart of Jesus, I fly toThee for rest.In all my trials, great or small, my confidence shall beUnshaken as I cry, dear Lord, I place my trust in Thee.This is my one sweet prayer, dear Lord, my faith, my trust, my...
  • The Sacred Heart and the Eucharist

    07/21/2005 8:26:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 1,239+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | July 21, 2005 | Sandra Maola
    In a homily given in 1999, Pope John Paul II said, “The Heart of the Lord is the starting point of the holiness of each one of us.” I have always had a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. My favorite image is the one distributed by the Priests of the Sacred Heart in Wisconsin. Our Lord’s eyes seem to say, “I love you, come to Me.” As a youth, I wanted to go to Him often but I was easily distracted. After parochial grade school, I attended public high school and soon became lukewarm in my faith. Once...
  • The Love of the Sacred Heart

    06/07/2005 6:41:56 AM PDT · by murphE · 7 replies · 609+ views ^ | 06/07/05 | Father James F. Wathen
    Blood and water poured forth from His Most Sacred Heart revealing why the Yoke is so Sweet: because of the ultimate Sacrifice offered for us, if we are to share in the infinite reward, we must be willing to share in the sacrifice and carry whatever crosses God has in store for us. We've seen the Love He has for us, now it is time for us to return that love. The yoke is only heavy when we forget the price of sacrifice and our role in salvation of souls. Matthew 11:29-30: "Take up My yoke upon you, and learn...
  • On the Sacred Heart - "We Adore God's Love of Humanity"

    06/05/2005 5:14:43 PM PDT · by ELS · 5 replies · 520+ views
    ZENIT News Agency ^ | 5 June 2005 | Pope Benedict XVI
    On the Sacred Heart "We Adore God's Love of Humanity"> VATICAN CITY, JUNE 5, 2005 ( Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today before praying the Angelus with the crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters! Last Friday we celebrated the solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, devotion profoundly rooted in the Christian people. In biblical language, "heart" indicates a person's center, seat of his feelings and intentions. In the heart of the Redeemer we adore God's love of humanity, his will of universal salvation, his infinite mercy....
  • HAURIETIS AQUAS (On Devotion To The Sacred Heart) - Encyclical by Pope Pius XII

    06/03/2005 10:09:19 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 753+ views
    EWTN ^ | 15 May1956 | Pope Pius XII
    Excerpts... 1. "You shall draw waters with joy out of the Savior's fountain." These words by which the prophet Isaias, using highly significant imagery, foretold the manifold and abundant gifts of God which the Christian era was to bring forth, come naturally to Our mind when We reflect on the centenary of that year when Our predecessor of immortal memory, [Blessed] Pius IX, gladly yielding to the prayers from the whole Catholic world, ordered the celebration of the feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Universal Church.... 11. There are others who reckon this same devotion burdensome...
  • Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus-The Early Church, Middle Ages up to St. Margaret Mary

    11/05/2003 3:21:46 PM PST · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 24 replies · 1,359+ views | Brother Craig
    Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus has an ancient history. At the beginning of devotion to the Sacred Heart we find references of the Fathers of the Church to the Sacred Wound of the Side of Jesus. In time devotion to this Sacred Wound led to devotion to the Sacred Heart. From this Sacred Wound, with the Blood and Water, the Church and the Sacraments were born. The Blood symbolized the Holy Eucharist and the Water symbolized Baptism. As St. Ambrose (d.397) stated: "The Water cleanses us, the Blood redeems us." This was also the teaching of St. John...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-03-05, Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/03/2005 8:07:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies · 388+ views American Bible ^ | 06-03-05 | New American Bible
    June 3, 2005The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Psalm: Friday 25 Reading IDt 7:6-11 Moses said to the people:"You are a people sacred to the LORD, your God;he has chosen you from all the nations on the face of the earthto be a people peculiarly his own.It was not because you are the largest of all nationsthat the LORD set his heart on you and chose you,for you are really the smallest of all nations.It was because the LORD loved youand because of his fidelity to the oath he had sworn your fathers,that he brought you out...
  • Sacred Heart a Feast of God's Love, Says John Paul II

    06/18/2004 8:44:11 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies · 411+ views ^ | 6-16-04 | John Paul II
    ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome Code: ZE04061607 Date: 2004-06-16 Sacred Heart a Feast of God's Love, Says John Paul II Solemnity to Be a Day of Prayer for Sanctification of Priests VATICAN CITY, JUNE 16, 2004 ( John Paul II says the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which the Church celebrates Friday, reminds the faithful of the mystery of God's love for each person. The Pope delivered that message today to pilgrims at the general audience in St. Peter's Square. "This feast reminds us of the mystery of the love of God for the people of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-18-04, Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/18/2004 7:57:32 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies · 136+ views American Bible ^ | 06-18-04 | New American Bible
    June 18, 2004 The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Psalm: Friday 27 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Reading II Gospel Reading IEz 34:11-16 Thus says the Lord GOD: I myself will look after and tend my sheep. As a shepherd tends his flock when he finds himself among his scattered sheep, so will I tend my sheep. I will rescue them from every place where they were scattered when it was cloudy and dark. I will lead them out from among the peoples and gather them from the foreign lands; I will bring them back to their...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-04-04, Votive, Sacred Heart

    06/04/2004 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 119+ views American Bible ^ | 06-04-04 | New American Bible
    June 4, 2004 Friday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Friday 25 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading I2 Tm 3:10-17 You have followed my teaching, way of life, purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra, persecutions that I endured. Yet from all these things the Lord delivered me. In fact, all who want to live religiously in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. But wicked people and charlatans will go from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived. But you, remain faithful to what you have learned...
  • ‘God Will Act and Will Reign’

    09/18/2003 11:39:03 AM PDT · by Hermann the Cherusker · 7 replies · 422+ views
    'God Will Act and Will Reign' By Tony Mullen Last week, we examined how God can use our imperfections and faults to convert and save souls, and how we must never lose hope. God uses our failures - to overcome our faults and our involuntary lapses - for His glory and the salvation of souls if we trust and let Him act. This is the crucial fifth insight of the Little Way. The humility of St. Thérčse of Lisieux and the other exemplars of the Little Way resulted in their complete abandonment. They let God act in their humanity...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 6-27-03, Somenity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/25/2003 9:18:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 74+ views American Bible ^ | 6-27-03 | New American Bible
    June 27, 2003The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Psalm: Friday Week 28 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Reading II Gospel Reading IHos 11:1, 3-4, 8c-9 Thus says the LORD:When Israel was a child I loved him,out of Egypt I called my son.Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk,who took them in my arms;I drew them with human cords,with bands of love;I fostered them like onewho raises an infant to his cheeks;Yet, though I stooped to feed my child,they did not know that I was their healer. My heart is overwhelmed,my pity is stirred.I will not give...
  • KENNEDY BREED ALERT: Group to protest Townsend as speaker at graduation over abortion-rights view

    06/12/2003 3:51:04 AM PDT · by Liz · 14 replies · 374+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/11/03 | Staff
    Protesters who say Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is a poor role model for Catholic women because of her pro-choice views are planning a rally today outside graduation ceremonies at an all-girls Catholic school in Bethesda where the former lieutenant governor is scheduled to speak. Townsend, the failed Democratic candidate for governor last year, attended the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart until her sophomore year, and with her background in public service and education seemed a perfect choice to address the 83 graduates, said school spokeswoman Helen Drury Macsherry. --SNIP-- Copyright © 2003, The Baltimore Sun
  • About Devotion To The Sacred Heart:The Story Of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

    10/16/2002 4:40:52 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 26 replies · 1,413+ views
    Catholic Tradition.Org ^ | 00/00/00 | staff
                          About Devotion to the Sacred Heart:   The Story of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque A Brief History of the DevotionIntroduction to the DevotionA Brief History of the DevotionDevotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a devotion that focuses attention on the physical Heart is the symbol of His redemptive love. Although tradition often situates the beginning of the practice of the devotion to the year 1000, it might be more accurate to place its birth during the time of the great mystics [St. Anselm and St. Bernard] between 1050...