Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of JesusThe origin of this feast is similar to that of the Blessed Sacrament. The symbolism surrounding the wound in the side of Jesus made by the lance of Longinus, from which flowed blood and water, was already familiar to the early Fathers of the Church. There are wonderful pages in the writings of St. Augustine and St. John Crysostom about the Church which, radiant with youth, springs from the side of the new Adam asleep upon the cross, as well as about the divine sacraments which flowed from the loving Heart of the Redeemer.

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