Solemnity of the Sacred Heart 2017


“The Sacred Heart” Painting by: Ronald Raab, CSC

Today is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, an image at the core of our religious community, The Congregation of Holy Cross. I am also privileged to serve as the pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Colorado Springs, CO. Today is a deep celebration of love, of being loved. Prayer text: Ronald Raab, CSC

Gospel MT 11:25-30

At that time Jesus exclaimed:
“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to little ones.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father.
No one knows the Son except the Father,
and no one knows the Father except the Son
and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am meek and humble of heart;
and you will find rest for yourselves.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”


Prayer: Heart of Christ

Our imaginations rise from our weakened hearts

To find a flow of love that will calm our pain.


Come and settle into our brokenness

In the ways we set up house in the only chaos we know.


Invite us to

Walk and learn,

Sit and pray,

Admit our self-sufficiency.


Into the rapid beating of your heart,

Help us experience the patient rhythm of hope,

A life greater than our own.






2 thoughts on “Solemnity of the Sacred Heart 2017

  1. A nd today I open my heart to Him–whole-heartedly–looking into each face I encounter, to find His indwelling. Should make art class fun!! A

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