Sunday, March 8, 2015
Third Sunday of Lent
Lord, you have the words of everlasting life... Jesus speaks to us in so many ways each day. Am I attentive to His voice?
Yesterday was the first Saturday of the month and, here at Oakwood, we pray an "Act of Consecration of the Society of the Sacred Heart to the Immaculate Heart of Mary". I was so struck by what we say, that I felt I should copy it here for you.
Holy Mary, Queen of Virgins, we come today with confidence and love to consecrate ourselves to your Immaculate Heart.
You are the Mother of Fair Love. In you is all hope of life and of virtue.
Grant us this day the desire of our hearts by giving us
A love strong as death, which will separate us from all that is not God;
A love so generous in its conformity to the good pleasure of God, that it may transform us and I give us new life;
A love so ardent that it may enkindle the souls of those confided to our care;
A love so insatiable that all work and suffering may be as fuel to feed its flame until our last breath.
Mother of Holy Hope set your Divine Son as a seal upon our hearts and upon our arms, that we may, after your example, live and act by Him and for Him alone.
Intercede for our Holy Mother the Church in all her needs.
Save all who put their trust in You.
Bless our Society so devoted to You and to your Son.
Be the stay and support of our Central Team, and grant that we who are united with you in love on earth may bless you and rejoice in you for all eternity. Amen.