At Home with Jim and Joy – 2019-09-13 – Fr. Sean O’mannion Pt. 2

At Home with Jim and Joy – 2019-09-13 – Fr. Sean O’mannion Pt. 2


[MUSIC] [APPLAUSE]>>Joy: WELCOME, YOU ARE AT HOME WITH JIM AND JOY AND YOU ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR EWTN FAMILY. AND WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. SO, SEND US AN EMAIL WITH YOUR QUESTION OR COMMENT TO [email protected] WEDNESDAY, WE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED HAVING FATHER SEAN O’MANNION WITH US, HE’S THE NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF THE GUARD OF THE HONOR OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS. GUARD OF HONOR-USA, guardofhonor-usa.org.>>I DON’T KNOW HOW TO SAY THE HYPHEN.>>WELL, THE JOY OF GROWING OLD, I SUPPOSE. YOU CAN GO TO THE WEB SITE, guardofhonor-usa.org. YOU KNOW, I LOVED HEARING HIM TELL THIS BEAUTIFUL STORY, PAINTING SO MANY BEAUTIFUL PICTURES ABOUT GUARDING AND HONORING THE HEART OF JESUS AND HOW SAINT JOHN AND OUR BLESSED MOTHER AND MARY MAGDALENE, THOSE PEOPLE AT THE CROSS. AND I ASK YOU, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME THAT YOU WERE IN ADORATION AND YOU JUST WEPT. YOU WEPT FOR YOUR OWN SINS. YOU WEPT FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD. AND YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THE BEAUTIFUL PRIVILEGE OF HAVING A CHAPEL AT OUR CENTER. THANKS FOR EWTN AND FATHER JOHN PAUL AND A CHAPEL WITH THE TABERNACLE AND BISHOP BAKER WHO APPROVED ALL OF THAT. MANY TIMES THAT I GO BACK IN THE CHAPEL AND I JUST WEEP BECAUSE IT’S PAINFUL. IT’S HARD. AND TO WAKE UP IN THE MORNING, OUR JOB IS TO CONVINCE A MOM NOT TO END THE LIFE OF HER CHILD AND IN THIS EXTREMELY NARCISSISTIC, DECEIVED COMMUNITY THAT WE LIVE IN, IN THIS WORLD. AND SO MANY PEOPLE DECEIVED AND THE FATHER OF DECEPTION, NONE OTHER THAN SATAN. AND WE KNOW THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE AND THE BATTLE THAT WE’RE UP AGAINST. BUT TO WEEP AND TO CONSOLE GOD’S HEART. AND TO KEEP JUST BECAUSE JESUS WEEPS. AND TO WEEP AND GO THERE JUST TO BE WITH HIM. THAT’S ONE THING THAT WE CAN DO TO CONSOLE HIS SACRED HEART. YOU THINK OF STANDING GUARD AS HIS HEART WAS PIERCED. AND WE’RE STANDING GUARD OVER THE BABIES, IF WE DON’T SUCCEED AND WE SUCCEED 80% OF THE TIME AND 20% OF THE TIME WE DON’T. THAT WE’RE SOME OF THE LAST PEOPLE CONSOLING THE HEART OF THEIR CHILD. AND THE MOTHER.>>YEAH, THE MOM. BECAUSE WHEN SHE CHOOSES TO ABORT, WE SAY TO HER, IF EVERYTHING WE SAY TO YOU IS TRUE, THEN COME BACK HERE AND WE’LL HELP CONSOLE AND HEAL YOUR BROKEN HEART.>>SO, GO TO guardofhonor-usa.org AND WHAT A BEAUTIFUL ADORATION OF THE SACRED HEART. NOW, I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THE SACRED HEART, DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE GUARD OF HONOR STANDING THERE WITH THOSE THREE PRECIOUS SOULS CONSOLING THE HEART OF JESUS. PLENTY MORE TO COME. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK! PLEASE, DON’T GO AWAY. [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [APPLAUSE]>>Joy: WELCOME BACK! YOU ARE AT HOME WITH JIM AND JOY AND TODAY WE BRING TO YOU, FATHER SEAN O’MANNION GUARD OF HONOR, guardofhonor-usa.org. GO TO THEIR WEB SITE, guardofhonor-usa.org. FATHER, WE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED HAVING YOU ON WEDNESDAY AND WE WOULD RECAP FOR YOU, OUR FAMILY AT HOME, MAYBE THEY DIDN’T GET TO SEE THE SHOW ON WEDNESDAY. THOSE THREE SAINTS WHO STOOD AT THE FOOT OF JESUS CONSOLING HIS HEART, SUFFERING WITH AS THEY DID.>>HOW DOES THIS FIT IN WITH THE WHOLE REVELATION OF THE SACRED HEART. I KNOW THAT IT’S SAINT MARY ALACOQUE AND WE KNOW THE PEOPLE THAT SAY, I KNOW THE DEVOTION, I DO THE DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART. BUT THIS IS A PARTICULAR ASPECT THAT CAME LATER IN THE 18 HUNDREDS’. AND THIS IS ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT THIS AND GIVE GLORY TO THE LORD AND MAKE REPARATION.>>WELL, THERE’S MORE TO SACRED HEART DEVOTION THAN THE FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS, WHICH ARE GREAT. BUT OBVIOUSLY. BUT FOR US TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THE SACRED HEART DEVOTION, IF YOU WANT TO SAY, ANOTHER ASPECT OR EFFECT OF THE WHOLE PHENOMENON OF THE INCARNATION. WE HAVE GOD WHO IS LOVE, AND IT’S IMPORTANT AT THAT REMEMBER, THE ONE WHO TELLS US THIS IS SAINT JOHN THE BELOVED DISCIPLE. GOD IS LOVE. SO, THEREFORE, JESUS OF NAZARETH IS LOVE INCARNATE. AND HIS HEART, IN AMERICAN SOCIETY, WE CAN THINK OF A HEART AS SOMETHING SENTIMENTAL, CLOYING, VALENTINE’S DAY OR WHATEVER. BUT IN THE HEBREW TRADITION, THE HEART IS THE POINT OF ENCOUNTER BETWEEN GOD AND MAN AS OPPOSED TO THE MIND THAT THE ANCIENT GREEKS HELD IN STORE. BUT THE HEART IS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF HUMANITY. IT IS LITERALLY THE CORE BECAUSE ETYMOLOGY, THE WORD COMES FROM THE HEART, THE NUCLEUS OF THE HUMAN BEING. AND IT IS CREATED IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD WHO IS LOVE. AND IN THE 1670’S, JESUS SHOWS HIS HEART OF FLESH TO MARGARET MARY. AND THAT’S IMPORTANT. IT’S A HEART OF FLESH AND NOT ONLY HIS HEART BUT A SUFFERING HEART. IT’S SURROUNDED BY A CROWN OF THORNS. IT’S BURNING AND ON FIRE WITH LOVE AND A FIRE THAT’S BURNING IN LOVE THAT PURE FEIST. EXAMINING AS WE KNOW. AND WE CAN GO AS SAINT MARY MARGARET CALLS IT, A BURNING FURNACE OF CHARITY.>>AND THAT ALWAYS HURTS TO LOOK AT THAT.>>WELL, I’M GLAD YOU MENTIONED THAT BECAUSE THAT’S EXACTLY THE MOMENT WE PLACED OURSELVES. WHEN OUR LORD HAVING PASSED AWAY, HIS SIDE PIERCED. AND WHEN THAT LANCE IS WITHDRAWN, OUT COMES GUSHING THE WATER AND THE BLOOD. AND SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM SAYS, THOSE ARE THE SACRAMENTS. THAT’S THE BIRTH OF THE SACRAMENTS AND OUR RECEPTION OF THE SACRAMENTS AND FOR SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, THAT WAS RATHER THAT BUT BEFORE AND OUR LORD’S SIDE IS PIERCED. SACRED HEART DEVOTION IS TO SAY, YOU KNOW, LORD, I’M SORRY FOR MY LACK OF GRATITUDE. AND WHEN YOU HAVE FRIENDS AND YOU DO A FAVOR FOR SOMEONE, YOU WANT TO BE THANKED. THANKLESSNESS OF THEM IS SORT OF AN UGLY TRAIT WE CAN HAVE.>>NOT BEING APPRECIATED.>>EXACTLY. THAT’S WHAT OUR LORD WANTS. HE DOESN’T NEED ANYTHING AS GOD. BUT THE INCARNATION DIDN’T END 2,000 YEARS AGO WITH THE ASCENSION. IT IS AN ONGOING THING.>>AND OUR LORD CONTINUES TO BE CONTINUING AND RELATES TO US, AND HE WANTS THAT LOVE TO BE REQUITED. AND YOU KNOW, SAY, FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU HAVE ADULT KIDS, THEY LEAVE THE NEST. THEY DO THEIR THING. THEY KIND OF FORGET ABOUT YOU. YOU STILL LOVE THEM BUT YOU WOULD REALLY LOVE IT IF THEY JUST PICKED UP THE PHONE A LITTLE MORE.>>IF YOU ARE LISTENING TODAY.>>Joy: CALL YOUR MOTHER! [LAUGHTER]>>Guest: SO IT’S THE SAME WAY WITH OUR LORD. THE THING IS, WE’RE THE BENEFICIARIES OF THAT. BECAUSE BY MAKING REPARATION, BY MAKING AMENDS TO THE HEART OF JESUS, WE’RE GIVING HIM SOMETHING. YOU KNOW, WE’RE GOOD AT RECEIVING. WE’RE GOOD AT GETTING. WE’RE NOT SO GOOD AT GIVING. AND TO MAKE AMENDS TO OUR LORD IS TO MAKE A GREAT WAY, YOU KNOW, RESPOND TO THE CRY, PSALM 68, 69, HERE I AM, I’M ABANDONED. I’M LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO GRIEVE WITH ME, FOR SOMEONE TO CONSOLE ME. AND THINK ABOUT SAINT DISMUS. I THINK ABOUT WHAT AN ENORMOUS CONSOLATION THAT WAS FOR OUR LORD, AS HE IS DYING. AND THIS ARGUMENT THAT BREAKS OUT BETWEEN THE TWO THIEVES AND DISMUS SAYS TO HIM, DISMISSES JUSTICE AND SAYS TO OUR LORD, I BELIEVE IN YOU. REMEMBER ME, WHEN YOU COME INTO YOUR KINGDOM. ENORMOUS CONSOLATION THAT OUR LORD FELT AT THAT MOMENT. SO THAT’S WHAT WE WANT TO GIVE HIM. HE SAYS, YOU KNOW WHAT, I BELIEVE IN YOU, I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO FOR ME. AND PLEASE, REMEMBER ME.>>Jim: FATHER, WE SHOULD BE DOING THAT WITH JESUS! BUT ALSO, WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THE OTHER PEOPLE THAT WE KNOW AND DON’T WE ALSO HAVE TO SAY, THESE PEOPLE AREN’T EVEN THINKING ABOUT YOU, THEY ARE OUTRAGING YOUR HEART OR MOTHER’S HEART. WE WANT TO REMEMBER THEM UNTIL THEY REMEMBER THEMSELVES.>>Guest: SO WE DO THIS ON BEHALF OF THE WORLD AND NOT JUST THE WORLD, BUT ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THE BAPTIZED, THE GREAT MAJORITY OF BAPTIZED WHO JUST HAVE A CERTAIN COLDNESS. AND MYSELF INCLUDED. I’M NOT THINKING ABOUT THE SACRED HEART 24/7, BUT THERE’S TIMES WHEN I TAKE THE LORD FOR GRANTED.>>Joy: I’M A CONVERT AND ISN’T THAT BEAUTIFUL. I CAN REMEMBER ONE OF MY FRIENDS SAYING TO ME, JOY, LIKE, WHAT DIFFERENCE IS THERE BEING CATHOLIC. YOU LOVE JESUS, YOU WERE MADLY IN LOVE WITH JESUS WHEN YOU WERE THE EPISCOPAL PRIEST’S WIFE, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE. AND I WOULD RESPOND BACK, I DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS, BUT ALL I CAN SAY TO YOU, MY HEART IS CHANGING. AND I THINK GOD WAS RENEWING AND RESTORING AS HE DOES TO US TO GIVE US A LOVE MAKEOVER AS IF OUR HEARTS GROW COLD AND STONEY. YOU KNOW, IT JUST HAPPENS IN OUR LIVING, MISERY, SORROW, SUFFERINGS OF THE DAY. WE JUST KIND OF, YOU KNOW, JUST SHUT DOWN. AND GOT WANTS US TO AWAKEN US AND ENLIVEN US AND WE HAVE TO GO TO HIM AND SAY, LORD, SET MY HEART ON FIRE AGAIN SO THIS DAY I PERSEVERE IN MY FAITH, FULL OF COURAGE AND HOPE AS I LOVE SOME OF THE MOST UNLOVABLE PEOPLE FOR YOUR SAKE, FOR YOUR TRUTH AND YOUR BEAUTY>>Jim: I’M GLAD I’M MARRIED TO YOU!>>Joy: BUT THAT’S OUR JOURNEY, RIGHT? WHEN WE THINK, LIKE YOU SAID, FOR THE BAPTIZED. WE BECOME STAGNANT, BECOME, OH, YEAH, THAT’S JESUS IN THE TABERNACLE. WHAT? NO! IT’S JESUS IN THE TABERNACLE! AND DO YOU BELIEVE YOU JUST RECEIVED THE BREAD OF HEAVEN! LIKE, OH MY GOSH, GOD IS INSIDE OF YOU. AWAKEN ME 0 JESUS. AND WE HAVE TO PRAY AND CRY OUT FOR THE BAPTIZED.>>AND THIS HELPS BECAUSE IT HELPS US TO RELATE MORE TO JESUS AS A REALITY, AS A LIVING REALITY REMEMBERING THAT WHEN WE RECEIVE COMMUNION AS VINNIE FLYNN MENTIONS IN HIS BOOK, WHEN WE RECEIVE COMMUNION, WE’RE RECEIVING THE LIVING LORD. WE’RE NOT CANNIBALS. WE EAT FLESH AND WE RECEIVE OUR LORD, AND WE RECEIVE TO HIM NOT ONLY AS GOD, BUT AS OUR GOD. AND WE TRY TO REQUITE AS BEST WE CAN, HIS LOVE FOR US. SO, HE MADE THIS CLEAR THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HE WANTS. AND HE REALLY WANTS, AS I MENTIONED LAST TIME, YOU KNOW, I’M NO MYSTIC. BUT IT BECAME CLEAR TO ME ON AN INTUITIVE LEVEL, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO OUR LORD. AND BELIEVE ME, WITH ALL OF THE OBSTACLES WE FACE IF TRYING TO GET STARTED, IT BECAME QUITE CLEAR TO ME THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT OUR LORD REALLY WANTS. BECAUSE THE DEVIL WAS RIGHT THERE AT EVERY TURN SETTING UP OBSTACLES.>>FATHER, SHARE WITH US THE WAY. THE WAY THAT WE PRACTICE THIS. AND I’M THINKING IN PARTICULAR THE HOUR THAT YOU MAY BE CALLED TO GIVE BECAUSE WHEN I READ THAT, I SAID, WHAT A FASCINATING IDEA. USUALLY, YOU KNOW, IT’S NOT LIKE, TO DO COMPETITION, BUT EUCHARISTIC ADORATION. BUT AS YOU GO ABOUT YOUR DAY, YOU PICK AN HOUR AND TELL US HOW YOU DO THAT, AND PICK AN HOUR. JOHN PAUL DID THIS.>>RIGHT, HIS WAS 12 TO 1:00 PM. AND WE CALL IT THE PRESENCE, HOUR OF GUARD, AND IT’S WITH THE ORIGINAL HONOR GUARD AROUND THE CROSS, BLESSED MOTHER, SAINT MARY MAGDALENE AND SAINT JOHN BELOVED DISCIPLE. WE PLACE OURSELVES IN PRAYER RIGHT NEXT TO THEM. IT’S NOT MAKE BELIEVE! IT’S REAL. BECAUSE THE CRUCIFIXION, EVERY EVENT, EVERY MOMENT IN THE LIFE OF OUR LORD, AND IN THE LIFE OF GOD INCARNATE IS BOTH PART OF HISTORY AND PART OF THE PRESENT BECAUSE GOD IS OUTSIDE OF SPACE AND TIME. SO, EVERYTHING THAT HE LIVED AS MAN, HE ALSO LIVED AS GOD. SO, IN PRAYER, I CHOOSE AN HOUR AND I STICK TO THAT HOUR BY THE DAY. AND BY THE WAY, THIS IS NOT BOUND UNDER SIN. I CAN GET A PLENARY INDULGENCE WHEN I FIRST CONSECRATE MYSELF OR ON A NUMBER OF FEAST DAYS. AND YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT IT ON THE WEB SITE. guardofhonor-usa.org. I STICK TO THAT HOUR AND WITHOUT CHANGING THE ACTIVITIES OF THE HOUR BUT I DO HAVE SOMETHING TO REMIND ME. MOST OF US HAVE CELL PHONES THESE DAYS. AND MINE BUZZES, 4:00. MY HOUR IS 4:00 TO 5:00 PM. AND IF I AM BUSY, THEN 4:00 ON SATURDAY, I SAY MASS. SO, I KNOW THAT WHAT I’M DOING MENTALLY, I PLACE MYSELF, DOESN’T MATTER HOW I ENVISION THE CRUCIFIXION. I PLACE MYSELF AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS. AND I AM ACTIVELY CONSOLING JESUS. I AM THERE, AND I SAY, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. I AM HERE FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH, JESUS. I’M HERE AND I’M A SINNER. I’M HERE TO GIVE YOU THANKS.>>Jim: FATHER, TIME IS MOVING ALONG AND IF I WANT TO BE PART OF THIS? DO I JUST DO IT? DO I START A GROUP HERE? DO I SIGN UP ON YOUR ORGANIZATION? HOW DO I SIGN UP OR REGISTER?>>WELL, ON THE INTERNET, GO TO THE WEB SITE, guardofhonor-usa.org. NOW, IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY INTERNET, WRITE TO THE MONASTERY OF THE VISITATION 14 BEACH ROAD IN TYRINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS. ZIP CODE 01264. AND WRITE TO THEM, IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY INTERNET SAY, I WANT TO ENROLL IN THIS HOUR AND WE’LL GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU. WE’LL FOLLOW UP WITH YOU ON THAT, AS FAR AS MAKING THE CONSECRATION IF YOU WISH. OR A GOOD THINGS TO DO TOO, SPREAD THE DEVOTION IN OUR PARISH AND START A CHAPTER, WHAT WE CALL A CENTER AT THE PARISH LEVEL.>>Jim: FATHER SEAN O’MANNION THANKS SO MUCH FOR OPENING UP THIS DIMENSION OF THE SACRED HEART OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. IT’S guardofhonor-usa.org. WE HAVE PLENTY MORE TO COME BECAUSE FATHER JOHN PAUL IS RIGHT HERE WITH US! DON’T GO AWAY! [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [APPLAUSE]>>Joy: WELCOME BACK! DON’T FORGET IN JUST A WEEK, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE THE EWTN FAMILY CELEBRATION, ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST IN DENVER, COLORADO. GO TO ewtn.com FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS GREAT FAMILY EVENT. FATHER JOHN PAUL JOINING US AGAIN ON TODAY’S SHOW AND WE’RE SO HAPPY TO HAVE HIM. WE’LL GO STRAIGHT TO ROME TO HEAR FROM BEAUTIFUL JOAN LEWIS. JOAN, YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING INTO THE 12 PROMISES OF THE SACRED HEART. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED?>>HI, JIM AND JOY. SO GOOD TO BE BACK WITH YOU THIS WEEK, OR ANY TIME YOU TALK ABOUT THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS. ESPECIALLY WITH A GUEST LIKE FR. O’MANNION. HIS MINISTRY AS NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF THE GUARD OF HONOR OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS DOES SO MUCH TO EDUCATE AND INFORM PEOPLE ABOUT THE DIVINE HEART THAT NEVER STOPS LOVING US. ESPECIALLY INTERESTING WAS WHAT HE DISCUSSED TODAY, A METHOD TO SHOW GLORY AND HONOR AND MAKE REPARATIONS TO THE SACRED HEART. I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT I WAS ASTONISHED WHAT I LEARNED WHEN I STUDIED FATHER’S WEBSITE AND OTHERS DEDICATED TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS, INCLUDING THOSE THAT HIGHLIGHT THE 12 PROMISES OUR LORD MADE DURING HIS APPARITIONS TO SAINT MARGARET MARY ALACOQUE FOR THOSE DEVOTED TO HIS SACRED HEART. IF WE TOOK THOSE PROMISES SERIOUSLY, WE’D HAVE TO HAVE A SMILE ON OUR FACE AT ALL TIMES. HOW CAN YOU NOT SMILE AND BE CONSOLED WHEN YOU HEAR, “THEY SHALL FIND IN MY HEART AN ASSURED REFUGE DURING LIFE AND ESPECIALLY AT THE HOUR OF DEATH.” OR: “SINNERS SHALL FIND IN MY HEART THE SOURCE OF AN INFINITE OCEAN OF MERCY.” I LEARNED THAT IT WAS IN 1856 THAT POPE PIUS IX ESTABLISHED THE FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART AS OBLIGATORY FOR THE WHOLE CHURCH, TO BE CELEBRATED 19 DAYS AFTER PENTECOST, ALWAYS ON A FRIDAY. INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE DATE IS MAY 29 AND THE LATEST POSSIBLE DATE IS JULY 2. DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART IS, AS WE KNOW, ONE OF THE MOST WIDELY PRACTICED AND WELL-KNOWN CATHOLIC DEVOTIONS. SINCE 2002, THIS FEAST IS ALSO A SPECIAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SANCTIFICATION OF PRIESTS, AND IN 2009, IT MARKED THE BEGINNING OF A YEAR FOR PRIESTS. AS FATHER’S WEBSITE SAYS, THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS IS CALLING YOU AND AWAITS YOUR RESPONSE. TIME’S UP HERE. BACK TO YOU!>>Jim: THANKS, JOAN. ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL SHARING AND WHAT A GREAT REMINDER OF THE PROMISES OF THE SACRED HEART. I CAN TELL BY JOAN’S SMILE SHE BELIEVES IT! FATHER, GOOD TO SEE YOUR FACE AND WHAT ARE YOUR REFLECTIONS.>>WELL, SO GOOD TO HAVE FATHER HERE WITH US TO REFLECT ON THE SACRED HEART. I WAS REMINDED OF THE CONSECRATION THAT I MADE IN THE PLACE WHERE THE LORD REVEALED HIS SACRED HEART AND LOVE THAT HE HAS FOR HUMANITY. HIS LOVE BURNS LIKE A FURNACE FOR MANKIND. WHEN I WAS IN SEMINARY BACK IN 2009, THERE WAS A GROUP OF US THAT MADE THE CONSECRATION RIGHT THERE IN THE SANCTUARY WHERE OUR LORD HAD APPEARED TO SAINT MARY ALACOQUE.>>I’M THINKING ABOUT THE SACRED HEART IMAGE, WHERE WE LIVE, IN ALABAMA, FAIRFIELD, ENSLEY AREA. THERE’S ONE INNER CITY CHURCH, A LITTLE, LITTLE PLACE, NOT A CATHOLIC CHURCH. I BELIEVE THEY HAVE TWO OR THREE IMAGES OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS. PROTESTANTS ARE BEING DRAWN. SHE IS PEOPLE HAVE NO CATHOLIC BACKGROUND AND THEY SAY, THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT THE SACRED HEART. ALMOST MAKES YOU CHUCKLE TO SEE IT. AND YOU KNOW HOW MANY CATHOLIC CHURCHES DON’T HAVE A SACRED HEART. AND HERE’S AN INNER CITY SMALL CHURCH THAT HAS IT, PAINTED THE IMAGES DIFFERENT COLORS.>>I THINK THIS IS A GREAT DEVOTION OR IMAGE FOR PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY PEOPLE DEVOTED TO EUCHARISTIC ADORATION. LOTS OF PEOPLE GO TO ADORATION BUT THEY DON’T REALLY HAVE A METHOD OF PRAYER. I THINK THIS IS A GREAT WAY FOR THEM TO HAVE A LOT MORE FOCUS IN THEIR PRAYER. REALLY, ANY DEVOTION AT ALL HAS THE CORE IN THE SACRED HEART. ST. TERESA OF AVILA SAYS THAT, ANY DEVOTION THAT WE PRAY HAS TO HAVE AN ORIGIN IN THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS.>>SO YOU LIKE THE HONOR GUARD, WITH THE THREE SAINTS AROUND THE FOOT OF THE CROSS OF JESUS, WHEREVER YOU ARE, OFFERING ALL THAT YOU DO, TO THE GLORY OF GOD, TO THE LOVE OF GOD, TO REPAIR THINGS AND YOU ARE FOCUSED ON THAT FOR THE HOUR. SO, THAT’S GOOD. FATHER, PLEASE, CLOSE US IN A PRAYER.>>THERE’S A PRAYER IN THIS BOOKLET HERE OFFERING TO GOD, THE MERITS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. MY GOD, I OFFER YOU YOUR WELL BELOVED SON IN THANKSGIVING FOR ALL OF THE FAVORS THAT I HAVE RECEIVED FROM YOU, FOR MY OFFERING AND IN ADORATION, IN SUPPORT OF MY REQUEST, FOR THE PLEDGE OF MY RESOLUTIONS. FINALLY, I OFFER HIM AS MY LOVE AND MY ALL. RECEIVE HIM ETERNAL FATHER FOR ALL YOU DESIRE OF ME, FOR MYSELF, I HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER THAT IS WORTHY OF YOU EXCEPT JESUS MY SAVIOR WHOM YOU HAVE GIVEN ME WITH SO MUCH LOVE. AND MAY THE BLESSING OF ALMIGHTY GOD BE UPON YOU THIS DAY, IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN. GO IN PEACE.>>ISN’T IT GOOD TO BE A CHRISTIAN? ISN’T IT GRAND TO BE A CATHOLIC. AND TO BENEFIT BY SO MANY SAINTS AND SOULS AND BROUGHT TO US SO MANY BLESSED DEVOTIONS THAT ARE NOT DEAD BUT ARE ALIVE. KEEP IT RIGHT HERE ON EWTN! BYE NOW. [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC]

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