Thursday, June 14, 2007

Happy Solemnity of the Sacred Heart

A special shoutout to Fr. Bill Byrne today in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Join us as we celebrate today the great gift of Christ's love for us. Christ loved us "to the end" (John 13:1). And as His side was pierced on Calvary, Blood and Water flowed out. Christ's total gift of self transcends space and time now through the Eucharist, just as it transcended time on Calvary even after Christ died for us. The Blood and Water, Eucharist and Baptism, that flowed from Christ's side, even after He died, shows us that His love has no bounds, even death.

So remember that today as you contemplate the Sacred Heart. It is a sign of Christ's love and mercy (just think about how appropriate it is to say the Chaplet of Divine Mercy today).


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I find ths painting of the Scared Heart of Jesus fascinating. What's interesting is the way he presents the heart and the design of the heart itself. I'm wondering if you can tell me where you got this image from or the name of the painter and in what year it was painted.


Who we are?

Every summer we, the Missionaries of the Eucharist, are walking from Lewiston, Maine to Washington, DC to proclaim the beauty of the Catholic faith to everyone we meet, specifically through the Theology of the Body.

Conversion begins in our own hearts,which is why prayer is so important to our ministry. For this reason, everyday of our ten week walk begins with daily Mass. By receiving Christ in the Eucharist, we are given the grace to be the Love of Christ not only to those in our community but also to those we meet in the streets.

We walk throughout the day to be a witness of love. We are grounded in prayer-we pray with our lips, our hearts, and our bodies. In walking an average of twenty-five miles per day, we offer our fatigue as a gift of love to Christ and the people we meet. Our walking is both sacrifice and prayer.