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Saturday, April 6, 2019

First Saturday

We honor Our Lady in a special way on the first Saturday of each month. It is good to know that the Society of the Sacred Heart all over the world has special devotion to both the first Friday and the first Saturday of each month. Here, we say together at the end of Mass the Consecration to the Sacred Heart on first Friday and then the special Consecration to Our Lady on the first Saturday of each month. I am copying it here for those who would like to have it as our Associates often ask for copies.

Act of Consecration of the Society to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
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 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.

The retreat day at Villa Maria del Mar with my group of Mothers was very good and I am grateful for all the prayer; it did not rain there. We did have rain on the way down but the drivers are very experienced and going through the mountains is beautiful even in the rain. All is so green this year because of all the rain!

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