Friday, May 30, 2008

Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

These words “heart speaks to heart” can first be understood as the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Heart of God, speaking to our heart, calling us to holiness, leading and guiding us to the Father.

The line, “heart speaks to heart”, was not even original to the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman. May 30, will mark the 161st anniversary of Newman’s ordination to the priesthood which took place in Rome on May 30, 1847. Newman borrowed it for his motto when he was named a cardinal in 1879, from a letter written by the great 17th century spiritual writer and Bishop of Geneva, Saint Francis de Sales.

Via Whispers in the Loggia.

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