June 15, 2007

The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ

This solemnity is always on a Friday, the day on which Jesus died on the cross, and a soldier pierced his heart with a lance.

It is the Holy Gospel according to John that shows us the wounding of the sacred heart.

The same Gospel shows us the wound a second time. On the day Jesus rose from the dead, he appeared in the evening to his apostolic Church inside the "upper room," that is, inside the place where his Eucharist first came to be. Precisely there, Jesus made his first appearance to his apostolic Church after he rose from the dead. He immediately showed them the wound of his human heart, and then declared its Godly power:
PEACE be with you.
As the Father has SENT me,
so I SEND you.
Receive the HOLY SPIRIT.
Whoever's sins you FORGIVE,
they are FORGIVEN.
Those are the gifts we are to seek from the Most Sacred Heart:
a mission,
the Holy Spirit,
the forgiveness of sins.

I have posted a homily for the occasion.
Click HERE for it.


Blogger Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

we celebrated a wonderful feast with 2 Masses...

5:58 AM  

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