Thursday, June 7, 2018
Eve of the Feast of the Sacred Heart
Tomorrow is our great Feast of the Sacred Heart; we renew our vows during the Mass. In the early days of the Society, the eve of the Feast was always a fast day. I guess that lasted maybe even until the Church changed its fasting regulations.
To continue with the Pope's Exhortation on Holiness:
141. "Growth in holiness is a journey in community, side by side with others. We see this in some holy communities. From time to time, the Church has canonized entire communities that lived the Gospel heroically or offered to God the lives of all their members....Living and working alongside others is surely a path of spiritual growth.
142. "Each community is called to create a God-entlightened space in which to experience the hidden presence of the risen Lord. Sharing the word and celebrating the Eucharist together fosters fraternity and makes us a holy and missionary community. It also gives rise to authentic and shared mystical experience.".....
143. "Such experiences, however, are neither the most frequent nor the most important. The common life, whether in the family, the parish, the religious community or any other, is made up of small everyday things."
That is encouraging as we have those "small everyday things" without looking for them.