Friday, May 6, 2011

First Friday Devotions to the Sacred Heart

I took my son to get his suit for the prom (after he protested that we could wait until next weekend to do it, leaving less than a week before he needed it) and then I took a walk.  On a whim, I decided to go past a church in Center City where I had heard First Friday Devotions were held in the evening.  The lower church was so dark, I thought at first it was closed, but then I saw one of the doors propped open, so I decided to go in.  It was a beautiful sight.  The church is not known for its aesthetics, but the scene was mesmerizing.   The Monstrance was surrounded by two candelabras, one on either side, with seven candles each.  Directly in front of the Sacred Host were two pillar candles.  A priest was hearing confessions as the small group that had gathered prayed the Litany to the Sacred Heart.  The service concluded with Benediction.

"Behold this Heart, which loves men so much, but they do not want to love Me in return."


  1. I go to the one at OSJ, and I
    enjoyed the unison of voices
    saying, "have mercy on us", over
    and over again.

  2. How lovely! I wish I could have gone with you.


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