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Making an Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart

In this week between the Solemnities of Corpus Christi and the Most Sacred Heart, every Catholic ought to be especially aware of his or her participation in the work of salvation and, in communion with Jesus Christ and the whole Church, strive to offer oneself to the Father in reparation for sin.

The Original Novena: Ascension to Pentecost

by Fr. Jeff Loseke Devotionally speaking, Pentecost marks the fulfillment of the original “novena” prayed by the early Church in anticipation of the promised Gift of the Holy Spirit.  After Jesus’ Resurrection, He spoke repeatedly to His Apostles about how He would send the Holy Spirit to remain with them after He ascended into heavenly glory.  The Acts of the Apostles recounts how Mary, the Apostles, and other disciples returned to the upper room and remained there in prayer and supplication.  The total number of days between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost Sunday is nine.  This is the reason the Church’s…

Hidden Jesus and the Dancing Sun

  by Paula Zwenger One hundred years ago today a miracle occurred amid the hills of Portugal – I wonder, have you heard of three young children tending sheep on hillsides near their town who witnessed our dear Lady when from heaven she came down? An angel came before her to prepare the children’s hearts. She then appeared five times to them – a message to impart. She came to see the children, sweetest Mother of Our Lord. She came to see the children for she knew that they adored and loved their Savior very much; but sinners as we…