Friday, June 12, 2015

Fire enkindles fire!

His love endures forever! - cf. Ps 136

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"Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus infallibly leads souls to the Eucharist. Love for, and devotion to, the Eucharist infallibly leads souls to the mystery of God's infinite love symbolized for us by the Sacred Heart, a symbol necessary because love itself is immaterial and imperceptible: We need the sensible manifestation of the Divine Heart.
So it is that the Sacred Heart, the Holy Eucharist, and Love itself, are one and the same thing; for in the Eucharist dwells Jesus, in Jesus His Heart, and in His Heart is infinite love. The Eucharist can be explained only by love; the love of Jesus is the love of His Heart, and so the Eucharist is explained only by the Sacred Heart. Drawn close to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by cords of love, we receive into our own hearts the Eucharistic Lord in Holy Communion. It is not possible to carry fire in one's bosom and not become inflamed by it. Fire enkindles fire."

~ Fr Richard Neilsen
Full text:
"Love overcomes, love delights.
Those who love the Sacred Heart rejoice."
 St Bernadette
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“O Jesus, a soldier opened Your side with his lance, so that, through the gaping wound, we might know the charity of Your Heart, which loved us unto death, and that we might enter into Your unutterable love through the same channel by which it came to us. Approach, then, O my soul, the Heart of Christ, that magnanimous Heart, that hidden Heart, that Heart which thinks of all things and knows all things; that loving Heart, all on fire with love. Make me understand, O Lord, that the door of Your Heart was forced open by the vehemence of Your love. Allow me to enter into the secret of that love which was hidden from all eternity, but is now revealed by the wound in Your Heart.” -St. Bernardine of Siena

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“Who will not love that Heart so deeply wounded?
Who will not return love to One who so loved us?”
St. Bonaventure

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

ORDAINED to the Holy Priesthood of Jesus Christ TODAY
Friday, June 12, 2015
Oh, day of Love Divine, all loves excelling! 
An Old German saying:
It is worth wearing out a pair of shoes to walk
to receive a priest's First Blessing!

Rev Mr Andrew Bulso ~ Diocese of Nashville (Tennessee)
Rev Mr Ben Butler ~ Diocese of Nashville
Rev Mr Emmanuel Dirichukwu ~ Diocese of Nashville
Rev Mr Austin Gilstrap ~ Diocese of Nashville
Rev Mr Eric Johansen ~ Diocese of Nashville

Cathedral of the Incarnation ~ 10:30 AM Mass
Let us hold them in prayer and offer thanksgiving for each 'YES'!

"The priest is another Christ: Alter Christus, he is Jesus Himself;
he has the same work as Jesus to accomplish;
he must be the same." ~ Dom de Roton, OSB

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