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Born July 22, 1647 in Burgundy, France, Margaret was the only daughter of Claude and Philiberte Alacoque.1 Her devotion to the Catholic faith was evident from a young age as it said that she preferred silence and prayer to play while still a child. Margaret practiced severe corporal mortification after her First Communion when she was nine. However, rheumatic fever confined her to bed for four years until she made a vow to the Blessed Virgin Mary to commit herself to religious life. Immediately, she was healed from the fever and Margaret added Mary to her baptismal name.
In the Catholic Church, the entire month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and is one of the most popular devotions observed. It is liturgically celebrated on the octave day of Corpus Christi. It began when Christ appeared to Visitation nun St. Margaret Mary Alacoque told her over the period of several years the importance of devotion to his Sacred Heart. Jesus asked that all people receive Holy Communion on the first Friday of each month, attend Eucharistic adoration for a holy hour on Thursdays, and that the feast of the sacred heart be established and celebrated. Christ instructed Margaret Mary that during the holy hour on Thursday nights, the faithful were to meditate on Jesus’s agony in the garden of Gethsemane.
What is true friendship? What does it really mean? Our society might have you believe that true friendship is “supporting one another, no matter what.” While that phrase looks loving on the surface, are we truly loving someone by supporting them “no matter what”? If a friend of ours is making a decision that may be detrimental to their salvation, are we really being a true friend in supporting such a decision? It can definitely be challenging to have a difficult conversation with a friend regarding his or her behavior and its potential repercussions. Society is constantly telling us that initiating this type of conversation automatically makes us “judgmental” – but is judging the actions of an individual as harmful to his or her salvation (as long as long as we do so in a charitable way), really a bad thing?
Let me begin this post by saying one thing: prayer is difficult, and it’s difficult for so many reasons. For one, it is seems beyond challenging amidst the craziness of our busy lives to set aside time to pray. Even when we do make the time, our minds are constantly plagued by seemingly never-ending to-do lists, worries, and other distractions that prevent us from really focusing our minds on God.