Tag Archives: Month of the Sacred Heart

Sixth Anniversary of Priestly Ordination

Today I celebrate my sixth anniversary of priestly ordination. Thanks be to God! This morning I went to St. Peter’s and celebrated Mass with a classmate in attendance – again, at the altar of the Sacred Heart, which was providential, … Continue reading

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Sacred Heart Prayer for Priests

I photographed this painting of the Sacred Heart in the church of St. Mary Magdalene today (previous post about that church here), and as I looked through the blog archives I came across the following prayer, which I posted last year. … Continue reading

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Sacred Heart Month

June, as I recently mentioned, is the Month of the Sacred Heart. Here is a short prayer – an aspiration – that it would be good to know and say often: Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like … Continue reading

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A New Altar…For Me

Having been in Rome for almost three years now, and having also visited here as a priest once before I moved here, I have had a lot of opportunities to celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Almost every morning priests … Continue reading

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Biting and Devouring

In the second reading of this Sunday’s Mass, St. Paul contrasts the commandment of love with “biting and devouring one another”. Pope Benedict XVI commented on this passage in a letter that he wrote to all of the bishops of … Continue reading

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Bereft

This is some sort of concentration camp, right? No, actually, it’s a church. More than that, it’s an Expiatory Temple – a type of church established to host eucharistic adoration in a special way in reparation for sins. This one … Continue reading

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San Luigi Gonzaga

I prayed for you all this afternoon at the tomb of St. Aloysius Gonzaga. In Italian, that’s “Luigi” Gonzaga. There I also prayed for a priest who is dying (whom I knew from my seminary days) – news that I … Continue reading

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To Be Like Christ

Jesus, meek and humble of heart: make my heart like unto Thine. Amen.

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Consecration to the Sacred Heart

Here is a great prayer of consecration to the Sacred Heart. Let us pray. Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before you. We are yours, and yours we wish to be; but … Continue reading

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Sacred Heart Prayer for Priests

O Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep Father _____ and all Your priests within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart, where none may harm them. Keep unstained their anointed hands, which daily touch Your Sacred Body. Keep unsullied their lips, daily purpled with … Continue reading

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Fifth Anniversary of Ordination!

[Since it’s after midnight, and therefore already the 7th here in Rome, I decided to post this a little earlier than originally planned!] Today is my fifth anniversary of ordination to the Priesthood! Thanks be to God! And a special … Continue reading

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World Priest Day

Tomorrow, besides being a very important day for me personally and also the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, is also the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests – or, as some web sites put it more simply, “World … Continue reading

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