Today is the liturgical memorial of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. The Church proposes yet another fine example of love for our spiritual life. With the help of her confessor Saint Claude, Saint Margaret Mary sparked a renewal of dedicating Fridays to the Lord’s Crucifixion and a devotion to the Sacred Heart.

As we know, Jesus revealed to St Margaret Mary how deep and intense his love for the human race is. How shall we respond to his love?

A prayer of consecration to the Sacred Heart is found here.

This poetic text by J. Michael Thompson gives perspective to the relationship Saint Margaret Mary points to:

Both blood and water came flowing in streams
from the opened side of the Redeemer:
   blood, which bought back all creation;
   water, gushing forth to endless life!
Let the righteous hasten, let not the sinner be fearful;
the fountain of the Savior’s heart stands open endlessly:
   blood, which bought back all creation;
   water, gushing forth to endless life!
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit:
   blood, which bought back all creation;
   water, gushing forth to endless life!