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The Litany of the Sacred Heart

The Litany of the Sacred Heart

Catholics are invited to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart. This Litany is one of six other litanies that are approved for public use by the Church and is often prayed during First Friday services. Lord, have Mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. God our Father in Heaven, Have Mercy on us…

May = A Month dedicated to Mary

May = A Month dedicated to Mary

From Bethlehem to Calvary there was one who remained ever-present and always faithful to Jesus. That one person was the Mother.
In this month of May we Catholics have a time-honored tradition of acknowledging the presence in the life of Jesus, and in our own lives too, of the Mother who remains with us,

Just Show Up for Prayer

Just Show Up for Prayer

True contemplative prayer does not come easily. This is not because God made mental prayer inherently difficult, but because of our fallen state. We are too prone to have our prayer life revolve around us. But there is a way to break out of this state. Father Mateo Crawley, a great apostle of Sacred Heart Enthronement, advises in his book Jesus, King of Love, that “we must pray as we love; as a child speaks to his mother, lovingly and simply.” This level of prayer takes time as God transforms our self-centered focus to the self-giving love of the Trinity.

Beyond Enthronement

Beyond Enthronement

There are many practices and devotions that have been suggested over the centuries to live outdevotion to the Sacred Heart. You could easily wear yourself out trying to follow all of these devotions. It is better to put in place a few devotions and practice them consistently than to try to run a marathon of many devotions – hoping that one of them will be the “breakthrough”.

Put a light in your window!

Put a light in your window!

As we enter into the coming days and weeks our hearts ache and yearn for the Eucharistic Lord.

That tradition started in the homes of the faithful who were deprived of the Holy Mass because of persecution. They would place a light in the window and would wait for a priest to visit. The traveling priests would know the homes of the-faithful by the candle, the light, in the window. We live in a moment and time of precaution. The Holy Mass is still offered, the Light of the world is still present among us. Spread hope to others by lighting up your house with a light!

I offer you a simple suggestion and extend an invitation to participate in a gesture of hope.

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