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On the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus I am reminded of Saint Bernard’s image in Sermon 61 on the Song of Songs. There the sainted Cistercian abbot likens the pierced heart of Jesus Christ, and the wounds in his hand and feet to the clefts in a rock. “The secrets of  his heart are laid open through his wounds.” (61:4)

What more can be said of our Lord, our Shepherd and our friend?

A blessed feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus!