God’s Hidden Love is Revealed

Sacred Heart of Jesus, We Place Our Trust in You!

A blessed Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to all of you!!! On this glorious day, we are united with every Monastery of our Order and with the entire Body of Christ, as we celebrate the Tender and Burning Love of our God for us. This Love is eternal and was enfleshed in the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, God-made-Man. His entire Life, Passion, and Death is a revelation of Love to us ~ an incomprehensible Love, because it has no boundaries as does our feeble love. He never said, “Enough; I will suffer a life of poverty but not humiliation and rejection” or “I am willing to suffer the Scourging but not the Crucifixion.” His Love knew no limits while He was on earth; and it knows no limits now that He sits at the Right Hand of God the Father in Heaven. And, through St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, this Love was revealed in a tangible way through His Sacred Heart, which is an image, an icon, of His Burning Love for us. It is not a Love that seeks retribution or calculates our tiny acts of love and sacrifice into a heavenly spreadsheet. It is a Love that seeks only our love ~ our hearts ~ which were created for that very purpose. We were made for Love, and we were made to love. And at the core of love is sacrifice and selfless generosity. Love is not a feeling, it is a decision we make with our will; and it expresses itself through our thoughts, our words, and our actions.

Many people live their vocations of love out in the world: loving one another as spouses, parents, children, friends. Some people live their vocations of love in religious life. And today we celebrate that particular love in a special way, as we welcome a new Postulant to our community. We ask you to join us in our joy and to hold her ~ and all of our sisters ~ in your prayers. May our Blessed Mother help each one of us to enter more deeply into the Silence and Solitude of the Divine Heart of Her Son, Jesus.

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4 Responses to God’s Hidden Love is Revealed

  1. Iggy says:

    Wow – you must have 2 or 3 postulants and 1 or 2 novices now. How exciting! Continuing to pray for all of you!

  2. Sharon says:

    What a joyful looking new Sister! I will definately keep her and all of you in my prayers!

  3. Tom M says:

    It was mentioned on the Federation Webpage that one new novice, maybe the happy young person we see on the site here, is from my home turf, the San Francisco Bay Area. I’m thrilled that that an SF person wound up following the Lord’s call to my own mother’s home town of Brooklyn! My prayers are with you all.

  4. Angela Del Greco says:

    It is spiritualy uplifting to see that God has blest your community with a new Sister.We must pray that the Holy Spirit will inspire & guide other women to fufill a religious vocation.One must remember,it is not the quantity of laborers in God’s vineyard but the quality.It seems God has blest you with both.I shall remember all of you in my prayers.Please remember my husband & I in yours.God bless. Sincerely,Angela

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