Tag Archives: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Feast in Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Reparation: this is the true meaning of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which is explored in this post about the mysteries of Paray-le-Monial in France, where Our Lord asked St. Margaret Mary Alacoque for this Feast in 1675.

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Roger, Me and The Gentle Traditionalist (and St. Valentine)

A little bit more about Roger’s book The Gentle Traditionalist and how it was written …

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Paray-le-Monial: Portal into the Catholic Mystery

Photo essay of Paray-le-Monial, town in Eastern France, where St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, once beheld the Sacred Heart of Jesus …

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November is the Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

  November is the month dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. And the month opens with the Feast of All Saints, where we celebrated the Church Triumphant, when all the elect (i.e. in Heaven) bestow their graces upon us. From this initial Feast – a glorious window into heaven – we, the Church Militant (i.e. on earth) gather […]

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On the Origin and Meaning of Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Reflections on the Origin and Meaning of Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus from a beautiful French text by Bishop Bougaud …

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On the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

On the meaning of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, coming after the Octave of Corpus Christi, as Our Lord requested of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.

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Feast of St. Claude La Colombiere

On this Feast of St. Claude Colombiere, we offer some recollections of the life of this great saint of the Sacred Heart and extracts of his writing.

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Feast of St. Francis de Sales

Reflections on St. Francis de Sales on the day of his Feast in the traditional liturgy – with short extracts from the Treatise on the Love of God.

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The Holy Hour: In Gethsemane

To pray the Holy Hour is to meditate on Gethsemane and on the Fall. Our Lord first called St. Margaret Mary Alacoque to this devotion in 1674.

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus is Our Home (Feast of St. Margaret Mary)

The Sacred Heart is our home: Recollecting the Passion of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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The Letters of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque – Book Review

Considering the love and passion in the 142 letters of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque …

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Father Mateo Crawley Boevey and the Sacred Heart in the Home and the World

      Last week, we offered extracts from my upcoming book regarding the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This week we simply follow with another extract continuing from before: There are many aspects of the Devotion to the Sacred Heart, but I should like now to focus on the simple fact of the symbol of the […]

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The Suffering of the Heart of Sacred Humanity

How the Sacred Heart of humanity suffers …

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The Sacred Heart and Sr. Josefa Menendez: The Way of Divine Love (Review)

The Sacred Heart speaks to Sr. Josefa Menendez in the extraordinary Way of Divine Love. A few notes at this website devoted to the Sacred Heart.

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Feast of the Sacred Heart III

    We approach the Feast of the Sacred Heart. In order to prepare ourselves, let us consider the history that gave birth to this great Feast. It is the Third Apparition of the Sacred Heart to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque that is relevant here. Known as the Great Revelation, this Third Apparition took place […]

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic France and the Sacred Heart – More Very Personal Reflexions Part V

I have been writing here, a very personal series of reflexions, uncomfortably personal … I want to start picking up the threads now and drawing to a close in the next two or three entries. At the heart of this little series has been my own painful struggle with modernity. The crisis of our modern […]

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Feast of the Sacred Heart II

Last year, Roger wrote at length about the Feast of the Sacred Heart – so nearly forgotten by the post Vatican II Church. This year, I would simply like to say: Praise be to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – burning with love and mercy for each and every one of us, every moment […]

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Symbols and Imagery in the Sacred Heart Devotion Part 3: On the Edge of Modernity

On the edge of modernity, images and symbols of the Sacred Heart of Jesus began to appear.

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Symbols and Imagery in the Sacred Heart Devotion Part 2: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

We have remarked last time that from the beginning of the modern era, following the Renaissance and Reformation, the Catholic countries across the world began to be awash in images of His Sacred Heart – in churches, monasteries, schools and private homes. The call even went forth to place it on the flags of whole […]

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Partaking in His Fatal Sadness

Saint Margaret Mary before the Sacred Heart – from Tuam Cathedral, Ireland. Design: Joshua Clarke. Photograph courtesy Andreas F. Borchert under the CC-BY-SA-3.0 license. The practice of praying the Holy Hour began with the words Our Lord spoke to St Margaret Mary in Paray-le-Monial, when He said: “Every Thursday night, I shall give you a […]

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