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Pilgrimage of Mercy

On Sunday, June 12, I took part in a walking pilgrimage organized by the Sister Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (As an aside, this is a very faithful order of sisters with a Franciscan charism,  prayer, reparation, and apostolate.  They are a great… Continue Reading “Pilgrimage of Mercy”


I am reading through “Friends of God” by Saint Josemaria Escriva. Here is an excellent quote, which has some very concrete examples of penances we can offer up with love to our Lord: “Penance is fulfilling exactly the timetable you have fixed for yourself,… Continue Reading “Penances”

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart

Dear Sisters, Fathers, and Friends The opposite of love is not hatred, but indifference. Isn’t it crushing to us when we sense that somebody ignored us, or doesn’t care about us? Some of you who work with the elderly could probably share a number… Continue Reading “Solemnity of the Sacred Heart”

Sacred Heart Triduum Day 3: The Eucharist

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger relates about a conversation he once had with a bishop from a communist country: “…[he] said to me what was most characteristic of that world, no longer allowed to be open to anything transcendent, was its unbelievable dreariness, the boredom of… Continue Reading “Sacred Heart Triduum Day 3: The Eucharist”

Sacred Heart Triduum Day 1: The Incarnation

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Sacred Heart Triduum Day 2: The Cross

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