Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart!! I regret that my day will be so very busy…a 4 1/2 hr. drive is looming before me…not a great distance, but I can’t leave until at least 4:00 p.m. This afternoon we will dine on strawberries (which remind me very much of the Sacred Heart!) and heart shaped PBJ’s (except for the peanut sensitive son…he’ll have grilled cheese). We’ll deck the mantle with flowers, and last year’s First Holy Communicant will process in with the image of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. We’ll then recite the enthronement prayers…we do this every year.

My prayers are with you all, on this most holy day. God bless the families that keep the Heart of Jesus in the heart of the home!

From EWTN:

Blessed be the Most Loving Heart and Sweet Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the most glorious Virgin Mary, His Mother, in eternity and forever. Amen.

….Only the Heart of Christ who knows the depths of his Father’s love could reveal to us the abyss of his mercy in so simple and beautiful a way —-From the Catechism. P:1439

From the depth of my nothingness, I prostrate myself before Thee, O Most Sacred, Divine and Adorable Heart of Jesus, to pay Thee all the homage of love, praise and adoration in my power.
– – St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

The prayer of the Church venerates and honors the Heart of Jesus just as it invokes his most holy name. It adores the incarnate Word and his Heart which, out of love for men, he allowed to be pierced by our sins. Christian prayer loves to follow the way of the cross in the Savior’s steps.– From the Catechism. P: 2669