If the Assumption was only declared a dogma of the Church in the last century, is there any proof it was celebrated in the early Church? Read this excerpt from an early 8th-century homily preached on the occasion of this glorious feast.
How do we enter into the Sacred Heart of Jesus, our refuge? Following on last Friday’s Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.
On today’s Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, Liz Estler illustrates how the Sacred Heart is found in Scripture, briefly outlines the historical development of devotion to the Sacred Heart in Church history, and provides various formulas for consecration.