Wishing everyone a very Happy Holy Christmas and New Year.
As Christmas Day falls on a Friday this year it may be a bit awkward for many. I will attach a meditation and those who are still able to fill their time slot can use it if they wish.
Times not filled tomorrow night are 1-2am, 4-5am and 5-6am.
This is the last Friday for the year. Next year we will continue our Holy Hours in Reparation for the Sins Committed Against the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as requested by Our Lady.
I am sure Our Lord and Lady are being consoled by your generosity. It would be good to rally around again next year to increase our numbers. I am sure there are many people who are making this devotion in Australia that only Our Lord knows of.
MEDITATION FOR THE FOURTH FRIDAY OF DECEMBER
(taken from “The Devotion to the Sacred Heart” by Fr. John Croiset, S.J)
“And it came to pass that when they were there, her days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:6-7).
There is a place for everyone, there is no place for Jesus Christ! The world begins to reject and despise our Divine Saviour even before His Birth. The Man-God is reduced to be born in a stable, while mere men are born in palaces. What were, then, the sentiments of Jesus Christ at seeing Himself so badly lodged, and what must still be His sentiments in our days at seeing Himself so badly received, while many Christians are lodged in magnificent houses? Do the sacred vessels which continually contain Jesus Christ, do the holy places where He resides, correspond to the sumptuous magnificence which appears in the houses and in the furniture of people of the world? But at least, would that Jesus Christ did not find Himself so often in impure souls and in hearts sullied by a thousand sins! I know, O my Saviour, that Thy delights are to be in a pure heart; purify my heart then in order that Thou mayest find Thy delights there that I may have thenceforth the pleasure of receiving Thee less unworthily. Inflame this heart of mine with Thy pure love; may Thy Sacred Heart come and take the place of mine, and let mine henceforth be so intimately united to Thine that our two hearts may have henceforth always the same sentiments. Amen.
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