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Friday, June 7, 2013
Feast of the Sacred Heart
Today's feast has reading about the Shepherd who cares for his sheep. I think the message that we are receiving from Pope Francis is that we need to go out and look for the sheep. We are all called today to deepen our relationship with Jesus, to speak to Him, heart to heart and to listen to Him. When we contemplate the Heart of Jesus we not only increase our love for Him but want to give His love to others. There are so many opportunities in our daily life to reach out to others. What keeps me from doing this? Let us ask both for a deep encounter with Jesus today and the apostolic zeal to continue to bring others to Him.
Hello, my name is Helen Rosenthal, RSCJ. Those initials stand for Religious of the Sacred Heart in Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish. Since my religious congregation began in France in 1800 and now is all over the world, we have kept the RSCJ. By now you know that I am not only known as Dr. Helen Rosenthal, but also as Sister Helen Rosenthal.
I am the oldest of four children. We were all born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. We lived in a big house with a playroom on the third floor. On Sundays we either went to my paternal grandmother's house where her six children would gather faithfully for supper or we would have my mother's father and our great aunt and uncle for a roast beef dinner at home. In summer, I would go to the lake with my Dad and I still love to swim.