MEDITATION FOR THE FOURTH FRIDAY OF JUNEIN REPARATION FOR THE SINS COMMITTED AGAINST THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS AND THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY & FOR THE CONSECRATION OF RUSSIA TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY AS REQUESTED BY OUR LADY OF FATIMA.
Try and make an extra effort this week. Tomorrow is the Feast of The Sacred Heart.
June is the month of the Sacred Heart.
This is the month of Love, a month where we can truly console the Sacred Heart. How much we are used to going to Blessed Sacrament in order to ask for graces whether temporal or spiritual?
Let us resolve this month to focus on the great Love of the Sacred Heart and consoling Him because where there is great love there is also great suffering and the Heart of Jesus is in need of much consolation. And one of the greatest sufferings of the Sacred Heart is the infidelity of consecrated souls.
Time Slot not filled so far this week is Saturday 2-3am. (Please note that our time slots always get filled. There is always someone who comes forth and volunteers to fill the gaps which enables the kneelers to have every hour filled from 6pm Friday night to 6am Saturday morning)
Please find attached a meditation you may wish to use.
(taken from “The Devotion to the Sacred Heart” by Fr. John Croiset, S.J)
“And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, asking him a sign from heaven, tempting him. And sighing deeply in spirit, he saith: Why doth this generation seek a sign?” (Mark 8.11-12).
What reproaches this sigh conveys, and how well founded these reproaches were! The Sacred Heart feels keenly the callousness and malice of the Pharisees. There had not been a town or village through which Jesus Christ had passed that had not witnessed His miracles. But when people do not love those who perform wonders in their favour, they are little touched by what they see and hear. It must be that we love Jesus Christ little since the greatest and most loving of all His miracles, which is the Blessed Eucharist, touches us so little. But, O my amiable Saviour, should not this amazing hardness of heart on our part be capable of making us grieve for it, as it would still be capable of drawing sighs from Thy Sacred Heart, if It were still subject to sorrow and sadness? My Heart, O merciful Saviour, is capable of sorrow and sadness, deign Thou to soften it by Thy grace that it may grieve over my ingratitude and the ingratitude of men towards Thee.