Friday, June 11, 2010

Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Painting of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Contemplating the Sacred heart of Jesus by Corrado Giaquinto
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"The heart of God burns with compassion! On today’s solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus the Church presents us this mystery for our contemplation: the mystery of the heart of a God who feels compassion and who bestows all his love upon humanity. A mysterious love, which in the texts of the New Testament is revealed to us as God’s boundless and passionate love for mankind. God does not lose heart in the face of ingratitude or rejection by the people he has chosen; rather, with infinite mercy he sends his only-begotten Son into the world to take upon himself the fate of a shattered love, so that by defeating the power of evil and death he could restore to human beings enslaved by sin their dignity as sons and daughters." - Pope Benedict XVI, from his homily on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, June 19, 2009
Thank you Father Vince I.

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