Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Friday, December 2, 2005 is the first Friday of the month. Thus, let us review the importance of First Friday Devotions.
Devotion to the Sacred Heart is all about love, the inexhaustible love that Jesus has for, as He said, “you in particular.” He holds His Sacred Heart out to you just as He did to St. Margaret Mary. On December 27, 1673, Our Savior told Saint Margaret: "My divine Heart is so passionately in love with the human race, and you in particular, that it can no longer keep back the flames of its burning charity."

Our Lord asked St. Margaret to spread devotion to His Sacred Heart throughout the world. Practically every Pope since then has exhorted the faithful to develop a deep devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In his marvelous encyclical on the Sacred Heart, Pope Pius XII asked: "Is there a devotion more excellent than that to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, one which is more in accord with the real nature of Catholic faith or which better meets the needs of the Church and the human race today?"

Our Blessed Lord made twelve remarkable promises to those who accept His divine invitation. Our Lord, Jesus, wants to make His love known. Moreover, He wants you to love Him in return! In this divine and human exchange, Our Lord made twelve remarkable promises to all who would love and honor His Sacred Heart. Read them well for they are His divine plan for peace and happiness both in this life and the next:
1) I will give them all the graces necessary for their state in life.
2) I will give peace in their families.
3) I will console them in their troubles.
4) They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and especially in the hour of death.
5) I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
6) Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy.
7) Tepid souls shall become fervent.
8) Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.
9) I will bless the homes in which the image of My Sacred Heart shall be exposed and honored.
10) I will give to priests the power to touch the most hardened hearts.
11) Those who propagate this devotion shall have their name written in My Heart and it shall never be erased.
12) The all powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure, or without receiving their sacraments; My Heart shall be their assured refuge at that last hour.

We have, directly from the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a divine guarantee of blessings, graces, conversions, peace in the family, and the Last Sacraments at the hour of death. All Our Lord asks in return is that we love Him. If we do, our names will be written in His Sacred Heart for all eternity! Start this First Friday!

Father Richard J. Rego, S.T.L.


Anonymous Matt Federoff said...

Hi Father!

I'm so glad that you're still posting....this is great stuff that you've got to get down in writing. Please keep it up.

10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Matt,
Thanks for the comment. I appreciate your kind words. May God's blessing be with you and all your family.
Father Rego

2:46 PM  
Blogger Fr. Richard J. Rego said...

Hi Matt,

Thanks for the comment and God bless. Father Rego

1:27 PM  
Blogger Fr. Richard J. Rego said...

Hi Matt,
Thanks again!

Father Rego

9:20 PM  

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