This weekend marks the beginning of June, the month dedicated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. In times gone past, many Catholic families and homes were annually consecrated to the Most Sacred Heart but sadly like many traditional devotions this has diminished considerably. Maybe it’s because there simply isn’t enough awareness about it and clergy have forgotten to raise awareness of it and promote it. But there is always fresh opportunity and impetus to come to a devotion with new vigour and purpose.
Not the Destination...
In our marriage prep course, one of the questions is, “Do you think your past could be a problem to your relationship?” And I am often surprised at the naivety of couples who simply reply “no,” because the last time I looked, we are all a little wounded.
A happy and holy feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to you and your families. This great and beautiful feast following Pentecost was established universally by Pope Pius IX in 1856 at the request of the French bishops where the devotion had a long and strong history.