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  • Sacred Heart and Divine Mercy?

    07/02/2016 8:36:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 07-02-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Sacred Heart and Divine Mercy? Q. I wanted to know if there is a connection between the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Heart of Divine Mercy. The painting of the Divine Mercy reminds me a lot of the Sacred Heart, or am I off-base? Also, what is a good source to understand the Divine Mercy better? Diane, via e-mail A. The devotions are distinct historically but are obviously related since they point to the one and same Lord Jesus, our merciful and great High Priest. But they also have in common the desire to emphasize that, although Christ will...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-23-17, SOL, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/22/2017 9:37:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 06-23-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 23, 2017 Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Reading 1 Dt 7:6-11Moses 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 with his strong...

    06/04/2016 7:29:33 AM PDT · by SGNA · 1 replies
    HAURIETIS AQUAS ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XII ON DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART MAY 15, 1956 Venerable Brethren: Health and Apostolic Benediction. 1. "You shall draw waters with joy out of the Savior's fountain."[1] 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, Pius IX, gladly yielding to the prayers from the whole Catholic world, ordered the celebration of the feast of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-03-16, SOL, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/02/2016 9:43:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 06-03-16 | Revised New American Bible
    June 3, 2016 Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Reading 1 Ez 34:11-16 Thus says the Lord GOD:I myself will look after and tend my sheep.As a shepherd tends his flockwhen he finds himself among his scattered sheep,so will I tend my sheep.I will rescue them from every place where they were scatteredwhen it was cloudy and dark.I will lead them out from among the peoplesand gather them from the foreign lands;I will bring them back to their own countryand pasture them upon the mountains of Israelin the land's ravines and all its inhabited places.In good pastures will...
  • Tender Heart

    All of us know, that when you love someone very much you want to be with the one you love. A Mother can hardly wait to hold her newborn infant. A Father's Joy is to be with his children. Friends treasure the moments they spend together. Sweethearts love so deeply they find it painful to part. We know that the more one loves, the more one wants to be with the object of one's affection. This explains the very mystery of our catholic faith the mystery of the "Real Presence". Jesus Christ stays with us day and night in the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-12-15, SOL, The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/11/2015 9:14:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies ^ | 06-12-15 | Revised New American Bible
    June 12, 2015Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Reading 1 Hos 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 vent to my blazing anger,I will not destroy Ephraim again;For...

    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 PROMISESThe 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 FRIDAYSThe 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 Gods 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: