On June 7, 2013, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast
of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Pope Benedict XVI called the
devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus "irreplaceably important." Pope
Pius the XI called it "the very epitome of our
Why is this devotion so central? And if it is,
how are we supposed to tap into it and live
it to the full? That is what this month´s retreat
guide, Fire and Thorns: A Retreat Guide on the Sacred
Heart of Jesus will explore. The meditations will ponder the
"amazing invitation" at the core of the devotion, and dig
deeper into the meaning behind the symbols that Jesus himself
chose to associate with the devotion.
"In the conference section, we
will review the tried and true practices that can connect
us more intimately to Our Lord´s Most Sacred Heart," said
Fr. John Bartunek LC, who leads the meditations.
As always, this
retreat guide can be watched, listened to, or read -
whichever helps make the retreat more prayerful. Fire and Thorns:
A Retreat Guide on the Sacred Heart of Jesus is
available now at http://www.RCSpirituality.org. Also, check out the Facebook
page at http://www.facebook.com/RetreatGuide.