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MM 50 Years Ago

Uphill struggle of Catholic magazines The Australian Messenger of the Sacred Heart – the vital little magazine with the spiritual punch – has lately been forced by rising costs to lift its annual subscription to $2.60. When Fr K I McGrath SM founded the Marist Messenger in 1929, it was the Australian ‘Messenger’ that he […]

Wednesday 16 October

St Margaret Mary Alacoque (OM) Romans 2:1-11; Psalm 62; Luke 11:42-46 May Christ live in your heart If you’ve wondered where the devotions to the nine first Fridays with Mass and Communion, the Holy Hour of Eucharistic adoration and the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus came from, they arose from the influence of […]

Friday 28 June

THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS Ezekiel 34:11-16; Romans 5:5-11; Psalm 23; Luke 15:3-7 God’s unconditional love In today’s reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans, we find a wonderful description of the extravagance of God’s love for us. It is not because we are good or virtuous or deserving or even repentant that God […]

Friday 23 June

the Sacred Heart of Jesus Deuteronomy 7:6-11; Psalm 102; 1 John 4:7-16; Matthew 11:25-30 God is Love God so loved us that we would never be alone. To respond to that love is our very being and identity. God’s love is God’s very habitat for humanity.

Friday 3 June

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart Ezekiel 34:11-16; Ps. 23; Romans 5:5-11; Luke 15:3-7 Heart that is sacred The shepherd ensures his flock is watered and fed. He ensures the flock stays together. He keeps them in view. But the Lord is no ordinary shepherd. He will leave the ninety-nine to go after one that is […]

Mary and Child

Side statue of Mary and Child Jesus, possibly draped for a festival, in the Parish Church of  Virgin Mary Birth in Velké Bílovice, just over the border from Slovakia into the Czech Republic.  The matching statue of the Sacred Heart is shown below.

Friday 27 June

Sacred Heart Ezekiel 34:11-16, Ps. 23, Romans 5:5-11, Luke 15: 3-7 Lost in sin The Sacred Heart on fire with love for me is a good starting point for reflection today. Am I lost in sin, indifferent and unable to get close to the warmth of this great love? So often we think of the […]

Saturday 16 June 2012

Immaculate Heart of Mary ,Canticle of Samuel;:Isaiah 61: 9-11, Ps 92; Luke 2: 41-51 “Hail Mary full of grace” Just as the Sacred Heart opens us to his love, the Immaculate Heart of Mary opens us to her example of a perfect interior life, lived in complete obedience to God for love of him. Our […]

Friday 15 June

Sacred Heart 1 Hosea 11: 1, 3-4, 8-9; 2 Ephesians 3: 8-12, 14-19, Canticle Isaiah; John: 19: 31-37 “One of the soldiers pierced his side with a lance” Icons of the Sacred Heart show the open wound of Christ’s heart exposed from its covering of flesh. It is open for us all as a symbol […]