Yesterday’s Sacred Heart blog post discussed the very rich and interesting history of the Sacred Heart devotion. This second installment will discuss its relationship to other Catholic devotions closely connected with it, namely the Divine Mercy, Eucharistic Adoration, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Tomorrow is the feast day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, one of the most popular devotions of the Catholic faithful. Most of us are familiar with the story of Jesus appearing to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque to request a special devotion to his Sacred Heart, and how it was later instituted as a feast day for the universal Church. But there is so much more to the Sacred Heart devotion than is commonly known.
This Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday in which Catholics celebrate the power of the Divine Mercy of Christ.
Over the Holy Triduum this year I went on a retreat at the Abbey of Belmont, North Carolina. Any and all male students at Belmont Abbey College are invited to partake of this wonderful retreat.
Today is Holy Thursday. On Holy Thursday we remember the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with His disciples. During the Last Supper the Holy Eucharist, priesthood, and the Mass were all instituted and Jesus revealed that he was to be portrayed.
Ash Wednesday is finally here, and thus the beginning of Lent. Ash Wednesday is an old tradition of the church, dating back to the eighth century, in which the faithful receive blessed ashes made from the palms of last year’s Palm Sunday.
One of the most important hours in our week is that hour during the Holy Mass. We as Catholics are familiar with the Mass and the Holy Obligation to attend mass every Sunday at least.
Christmas is a beautiful tradition of Christianity which includes the practice of gift-giving.
This Advent season is sure to be one of the busiest in recent years largely due to the implementation of the New Mass translation in the United States.
On Friday September 23rd Cardinal Arinze gave a talk on the importance of Sunday Holy Obligation and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in Charlotte, North Carolina during the Eucharistic Congress.