Friday, February 5, 2016
Today is a first Friday and we honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus in a special way on the first Friday of the month. I have often told you how we used to celebrate it with red sashed for a "Communion of Reparation"; a procession with a banner before Benediction; a special breakfast of hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls when in grade school after the school Mass, and a special consecration to the Heart of Jesus when I entered the Society of the Sacred Heart.
Now, it is up to each of us to remember to make this a special day but Our Lord did ask St. Margaret Mary for Mass and Communion on nine consecutive First Fridays.
Here is a quote I like from Mother Stuart:
"May peace be your gift to all who come near or depend on you. May God's presence be ever your living joy and the central fact in your life, from which will flow patience, calmness and an
unquenchable joy, with that in your soul you can meet anything and each trial will be a small treasure to offer Him..."