Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sacred Heart of Jesus

When I hear the name the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I think of my Grandpa Fred. No matter where he lived, he always brought his two and a half foot tall statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with him. He was of French Canadian descent and a very religious man. He never missed Mass even if there was a blizzard.
My grandfather died when I was 12 years old and one of his younger sisters asked for the  Sacred Heart of Jesus statue.
My great aunts have long since gone but wherever the statue may be, I hope its owner is bestowed with the long life and loving family and friends that my grandfather had. May they also have the attributes that made him one of my favorite people.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a devotion to the physical heart of Jesus which represents his Divine Love for Humanity. In the Roman Catholic Church, the acts of devotion, reparation, and consecration were introduced with the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This year it is celebrated on June 11.

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