Greetings in Jesus and Mary....
Today starts the Novena to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. This is one of the most powerful means of reparation we can make for the sins committed against His Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist and at the same time is toward the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. This is very sad that these sins are happening but at least we have a means to make reparation as best we can for these sins which are.....but not exclusively......receiving and distributing Jesus with indifference and not love, people receiving in mortal sin, politicians promoting abortion, receiving in the hand, distributed by the unconsecrated, priests who are in grave mortal sin, Black Masses, desecration of the Host in many many ways over the centuries .
It was to a Visitation nun named St. Margaret Mary who was given the devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and also the request to make a Holy Hour each Thursday night in reparation for all the ingratitude and sins of the world. Thursday is the day chosen by Christ to give us the gift of Himself in the Most Holy Eucharist and also the ministerial priesthood (His victim souls for the Church), These are so related to each other.
The act of devotion to the Sacred Heart is atonement. The love of Jesus is dishonored by the ingratitude of men, as He Himself declared in the third great apparition to St. Margaret Mary: “Behold this Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming itself, in order to testify its love. In return, I receive from the greater part only ingratitude, by their irreverence and sacrileges, and by the coldness and contempt they have for me in this Sacrament of Love.”
Then He asked her to atone for these ingratitudes by the ardor of her own love: “My daughter, I come into the heart I have given you in order that through your fervor you may atone for the offenses which I have received from lukewarm and slothful hearts which dishonor me in the Blessed Sacrament.”
Tomorrow is the Feast of Corpus Christi when we celebrate this great gift of Himself in the Blessed Sacrament of Love. A day of Mass, processions and great expressions of our love and gratitude for this gift of Love.
This Novena to the most Sacred Heart is very powerful. This feast always falls within the Octave of Corpus Christi and therefore falls on a different calendar day each year. The relation of the Sacred Heart and Corpus Christi are one and the same. Therefore, Jesus specifically asked that this feast of the Sacred Heart be placed where it is to St. Margaret Mary in order to show mankind that the love He bears for mankind is found in the Real Presence of the Eucharist. This is very beautiful and should increase our love for the Sacred Heart and for Jesus truly present in the Holy Eucharist.
May we increase our Holy Hours especially on Thursday nights if possible. May we participate in this Novena to the Sacred Heart and spread the devotion of the Most Sacred Heart with this Novena, our Holy Hours of Reparation, our participation in the 9 First Fridays, as well as wearing Sacred Heart Badge if possible.
God bless all and may we keep each other in prayer.
May Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, pray for us to draw closer to Her Son's Most Sacred Heart with intense fervor and love!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 41 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 5 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!