Dans le Sacré-Cœur

To Promote The Reign of Christ the King Through the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Son of Mary — December 25, 2016
The Reign of The King of Love — March 27, 2016

The Reign of The King of Love

(P.S.: Happy Easter! Joyeuses Pâques!)

The stairs of the Angels

Leads to the Son of Man,

Jesus, God and Man!

The King of Love,

Of the Eternal Kingdom!

With the burning Eyes of charity!

True Monarchism,

Raises the standards and banners, stamped with the Sacred Heart,

And proclaims:

“Hail, God the King! Hail, God the King!  Amen, Alleluia! Thou art forever and ever, O glorious Love!”

His Throne is the lap of the Virgin Mother Mary,

Queen of Love of the Eternal Kingdom!

Roses galore, above and below within the realm of Paradise!

In the midst of His Angels and Saints,

The perfume of praise!

“Hail, O Love! O Heart pure and true!  Victory and glory is forever Thine!”

 

JFB

Resurrection of Jesus Christ

 

The Confraternity of Jesus, King of Love — March 20, 2016

The Confraternity of Jesus, King of Love

Origin of the Devotion

The devotion to Jesus, King of Love began on August 17th, 1922, when Our Lord manifested Himself to Yvonne Beauvais, a young French woman sojourning in the monastery of the Augustinian Canonesses of the Mercy of Jesus at Malestroit in Brittany, France.  Addressing Yvonne, Jesus said: Morning and evening say, O Jesus, King of Love, I put my trust in Thy loving mercy.

On March 18, 1927, Yvonne Beauvais entered the community of Malestroit, and on September 29, 1931, she pronounced her perpetual vows as Mother Yvonne-Aimée de Jésus. After a life of extraordinary love and of great sufferings accepted in faith, the King of Love called Mother Yvonne-Aimée to Himself on February 3, 1951.

The Little Invocation Spreads

At first, the Little Invocation to Jesus, King of Love spread by word of mouth. Then, simple bookmarks appeared, bearing the text of the invocation with an image of the Sacred Heart.  In 1932 the Bishop of Vannes, France, approved the invocation for his diocese. The following year, Pope Pius XI indulgenced the prayer for the Augustinian Canonesses of the Mercy of Jesus, for their sick and for those hospitalized under their care. Pope Pius XII renewed the favour and, on December 6, 1958, Blessed John XXIII extended it to the universal Church.

In 1940, during the dark hours of World War II, Mother Yvonne-Aimée designed a medal and an image to make the Little Invocation even better known and loved. She chose to depict Our Lord as a lovable little boy of two or three years of age.

His expression is compassionate and tender; He is completely approachable. The crown signifies His kingship; the olive branch, the gifts of healing and of peace that He offers; with His other hand He points to His Heart overflowing with tender mercy.

Its Healing Grace

The devotion to Jesus, King of Love is especially consoling to adults having suffered from some trauma in childhood such as physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.

The Child King is not threatening. The child living inside the emotionally wounded adult can accept the embrace of the little King of Love. One traumatized in childhood can allow the Little King to come close and absorb into the innocence of His Divine Childhood the shattered innocence that continues to cause fear, shame, and an inability to keep oneself safe.

At the same time, Jesus, King of Love restores to souls the innocence that was lost in childhood, or stolen, or cruelly defiled.

At Silverstream Priory

On August 6, 2012, Silverstream Priory was consecrated to Jesus, King of Love; His statue was placed in the monastic oratory.

As more and more people became attracted to the image of Jesus, King of Love, and learned to pray the Little Invocation, the monks were inspired to offer them the spiritual benefits of a Confraternity.

What is a Confraternity?

It is a family of souls who recognize each other as brothers and sisters graced by God with the same spiritual affinity, and who seek to share with one another the powerful support that comes from union in prayer.

Why a Confraternity?

There is comfort in knowing that one is not praying alone. Sacred Scripture says that a brother that is helped by his brother, is like a strong city (Proverbs 18:19). The fact that other souls are praying the Little Invocation throughout the day and even in the night is a source of strength in moments of weakness, and of hope in times of suffering.

Our Lord’s own words can be applied to the prayer that unites members of the Confraternity: I say to you, that if two of you shall consent upon earth, concerning any thing whatsoever they shall ask, it shall be done to them by my Father who is in heaven. For where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them(Matthew 18:19-20).

What are the Obligations of a Member?

There are no obligations apart from the recitation of the Little Invocation morning and evening each day, and the wearing of the medal of the King of Love, or the keeping of it on one’s person. The only bond between members is the confidence they share in Jesus, King of Love. There are no meetings.

What are the Benefits?

The principal benefit of membership in the Confraternity is one’s spiritual union with an international family of childlike souls of all ages who pray the Little Invocation daily for themselves and for each other.

Holy Mass is offered for the living and deceased members of the Confraternity on the first Wednesday of the month, as well as on five other days:

  • January 3, Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus (Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite);
  • January 19, Feast of the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple;
  • January 23, Feast of the Espousals of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
  • February 2, Feast of the Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple; and
  • February 3, the anniversary of the death of Mother Yvonne-Aimée de Jésus.

New members will receive a blessed medal and image of Jesus, King of Love, as well as a booklet containing the story of the devotion’s origin, instruction on how to pray the Little Invocation, a biography of Mother Yvonne-Aimée de Jésus, and a treasury of prayers to Jesus, King of Love.

Who may join?

Membership is open to all those who desire to respond to the tender invitation of Jesus, King of Love to place their trust in the merciful goodness of His Heart. The Confraternity is, therefore, open to men, women, and children of all ages.

  • Parents may enroll children as soon as they are able to say the invocation: O Jesus, King of Love, I put my trust in Thy loving mercy.
  • The Confraternity reaches out to men and women who have suffered physical, emotional, or sexual abuse as children, and, by means of the Little Invocation, intercedes for their healing and restoration to wholeness and to peace of heart.
  • The Confraternity reaches out to men and women currently struggling with deeply rooted patterns of sin, emotional pain, anxiety, addiction, and loneliness.
  • The Confraternity reaches out to the sick, the chronically ill, and the elderly, offering them the image of the King of Love, and inviting them to say the Little Invocation.
  • The Confraternity reaches out to those who find daily prayer difficult, and by proposing the Little Invocation to them, seeks to make them familiar with the divine friendship of the King of Love.

How does one join the Confraternity?

One joins the Confraternity by applying in writing to its Secretariat at Silverstream Priory, Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland.

Silverstream Priory’s bookstore also distributes hand-carved wood statues of the King of Love in various sizes, as well as medals and images of the King of Love.

The Child Jesus of the Crucifixion of Pichincha — December 27, 2015

The Child Jesus of the Crucifixion of Pichincha

Christ Child Crucified of Pichincha

Dear Child Jesus of Pichincha, I humbly kneel before Thee, worn and disillusioned by the world and all its empty pleasures and promises. I have left the warmth and joy of Thy house to eat husks with the swine.
I beseech Thee to purify my heart and restore my innocence. I humbly beseech Thy Loving and Gracious Heart to forgive, and even forget, my past and to grant me the grace to begin anew. I beg not only for my restoration, but for that of the world, and above all, for that of our beloved Holy Catholic Church, which is so beleaguered and persecuted.
Through the infinite merits of Thy Holy Childhood, I feel confident that my prayer will be answered.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be…(from Orbis Catholicus)

O Heart of the Crucified Jesus, I love Thee!

O Heart of the Child Jesus, I love Thee!

O Heart of the Child Jesus Crucified, I love Thee!

Happy Birthday, Jesus! — December 25, 2015

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Little Word of the Lord

Cantique De Noël

O Divine Love,

Who came down from Heaven

Born as an Infant,

Fresh, holy, spotless, little Lamb!

O Divine Love,

Encircled by God’s creatures,

Bowing their heads before Thy Divine Infancy!

Thy Immaculate Mother and Thy Foster-Father

Adore Thee,

Along with the shepherds,

The Magi,

Bearing gifts!

And the Angels on high,

Singing,

Their voices filling the night sky!

Lastly, the star in the sky,

The one the Magi followed,

Shines brightly,

As Thou cooes and laughs

Cries and sleeps!

O Divine Love,

Thou Savior of men,

Our ways Thou amends,

By Thy grace flowing from Thee!

O Savior of men,

my heart is now Thine,

Thy Heart is now mine!

 

JFB

 

Joyeux Anniversaire, Jésus!

Canticle of the Angels of the Nativity —

Canticle of the Angels of the Nativity

Hear ye!  Hear ye!  O men of the earth, made in the Image and Likeness of the Divine Creator, God the Father and Maker of Heaven and earth!  Not only has the Father created thee in His Image and Likeness within thy soul, His Divine Son, Jesus Christ, Savior of men and King of the Universe, has taken on the likeness of thy human flesh in every way but sin!  O what a glorious Mystery!

Yes, O God of Divine Love!  What glorious Mysteries Thou shares with the little ones of the earth!  Behold, Thy Son is in the form of a helpless Babe, wrapped in swaddling clothes by the little Virgin, Who by Thy grace, became His Mother!  Then there is St. Joseph, betrothed to Mary the Virgin, in a chaste union, a safeguard and protector of the Christ Child and His Mother.

What joy St. Joseph must have felt when the Queen of the Universe was given to him in marriage!  What honor he must have felt when he became guardian of the newborn King!

See, little animals, beasts of the earth!  They come to the Holy Family and pay homage to the Infant King!

Men of the earth, where art thou?  Hath none but the beasts of the earth come to do Him homage?  Let us go, not to the cities, for they will scoff, but to the pastures, where our Divine Lord will be properly received, with canticles of love and praise!

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO IN ET TERRA PAX HOMINIBUS BONAE VOLUNTATIS!  O dear shepherds of the fields, simple and poor!  I have great news to tell thee!  God, Who is Mercy and Love, hath come meekly, into the night, as an innocent Infant!  Come, come!  Our sweet Savior hath come hither!  Go, dear shepherds!  Go with haste to see the King!

O the little shepherds go in haste!  To the dwelling of the Holy Family!  A cave, with St. Joseph, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Christ Child in the center with little lambs, sheep and goats surrounding Them!  Now the shepherds peer and marvel at the Father’s greatest Work of Love: His Divine Son as an Infant.  Now, the shepherds go, singing and glorifying the Holy Infant, the Prince of Peace, the little Child with the iron rod to rule all nations!  Love came down from Heaven and landed on earth through the Immaculata!  How joyous!

O Divine God, Thy Love has entered the earth through the Virgin, given as a gift to man for the forgiveness of sins!  How merciful Thou art!  How merciful Thou art!  What other gift could hath been given to satisfy man’s desire for Love?  No other!  The God-Man will do!  GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO IN ET TERRA PAX HOMINIBUS BONAE VOLUNTATIS!

Jésus, tout ce que je veux pour Noël est Toi!

 

JFB

4th Sunday of Advent: Meditation — December 21, 2015

4th Sunday of Advent: Meditation

St. Elizabeth and the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Queen of the Universe, were waiting with joy and anticipation for the Savior Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe!  O how sweet it is indeed “that the Mother of my Lord should come to me” and grant me Her Son, the Divine One, who loves with the greatest love!

Prayer: O my beloved Jesus, my heart awaits Thy coming.  Please prepare my heart for Thee that my heart will now and forever be a place for Thee to rest Thy Head, O dear King of my heart!

Mystical Princess of Tepeyac — December 15, 2015

Mystical Princess of Tepeyac

O Mystical Princess of Tepeyac,

Thou wast seen,

In all Thy beauty,

By the saintly Juan Diego,

Who Thou came to see,

For a special request.

“A Church, little Juanito, I desire,

On the hill from which I stand

For worship and praise of my sweet and Divine Son.

Tell the Bishop that his Queen is here, for She

Has come to visit Her people”

Thy littlest Child Juanito goes

Off to see the Bishop

And tells him of Thee,

O august Queen!

“Dear Juan, I need a Sign;

Show me that our Queen has come!”

With that, Juanito attempts to go home,

Back to his uncle that bears his name.

Yet Thou intercepts him!

“Do not worry and fret, my son.  I am your Mother and I love you very much.  Your uncle is fine; He has been healed.  Take these roses, as a Sign that I have come, to the Bishop, in your tilma.”

Thy beauty, O Lady, was more than enough!

Now bright roses in the December snow?!

What next, O precious Mother?

Thy little Juanito leaves

To go see the Bishop,

His tilma filled with roses.

The Bishop awaits him.

The tilma drops,

From the release of Juan’s hands,

The roses falling onto the ground…

Thy Image, O Lady, on the tilma,

Causes the Bishop

And others

To fall on their knees:

Homage to the Ever-Virgin Queen of Tepeyac!

Homage to the Ever-Virgin Queen of Tepeyac!

Homage to the Ever-Virgin Queen of Tepeyac!

A Church is built on the hill of Thy choosing,

Accompanied with sweet chants of love, honor and devotion!

The Sacrifice of Love

Takes over and replaces

The sacrifice of hate!

DIOS TE SALVE, REINA Y MADRE DE MISERICORDIA!


 

“The Virgin is one of us.  Our pure Mother, Our Sovereign Lady is one of us!”

SALVE REGINA MATER MISERICORDIAE!

 

JFB

Gaudete Sunday(3rd Sunday of Advent): Meditation — December 14, 2015
2nd Sunday of Advent: Meditation — December 6, 2015

2nd Sunday of Advent: Meditation

I receive emails from Our Lady of the Rosary Website.  Today, they sent me this email:

“December – dedicated to the Divine Infancy
J.M.J.

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
(From the book “Could You Explain Catholic Practices?”
by Rev. Charles J. Mullaly, S.J. – 1937)

Advent is a season of penance, and of preparation by the Faithful
for the spiritual joy of Christmas. It is a time when the Church admonishes us to lift our hearts to God and to trust in Him who is to free us from our sins.  As Advent is a season of penance, the color of the vestments used at its seasonal Masses is violet and the altar is not decorated with flowers, except on the third Sunday which is called Gaudete, or “Rejoice Sunday,”because the Introit of the Mass of that day reminds us of the near approach of our Lord’s birth: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice. Let your modesty be known to all men. The Lord is nigh.” During this season of penance, as in Lent, the solemn celebration of marriage, that is, with Nuptial Mass, etc., is forbidden.

We should strive ever to emphasize the fact that Christmas is the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. The greeting cards we send at the holy season should be a manifestation of our Catholic Faith, an aid to our friends to enter into the spirit of the holy season, and a reminder to them that we are praying that they may know Christ more intimately and love Him more ardently. Your cards to non-Christian friends may be a means of causing them to make inquiries in regard to the real meaning of Christmas.

Christmas derives its name, “Christ’s Mass,” from the Mass offered in
honor of the Birth of Christ. Its early English form was written as “Christes Maesse,” and in the course of the change of the English language it eventually became Christmas. In the earliest days of the Church this feast did not exist. Greater stress was placed on the Feast of the Epiphany, because it commemorates the day on which our Saviour was made known to the Gentiles, when the Wise Men came to adore Him. The Feast of the Nativity came gradually into existence in the fourth century. Its first mention is made by the great Christian writer, Clement of Alexandria, about the year 200, and shows that it was celebrated on May 20. About the year 300, the Latin Church began to observe it on December 25, because an ancient tradition assigns that day as the probable date of the Birth of our Savior.

Love of the Babe of Bethlehem, who was born to redeem us, caused
Catholics, in centuries long gone by, to introduce into our churches a
representation of the crib, the Divine Babe, The Blessed Mother, St.
Joseph, and the Shepherds. St. Francis of Assisi deserves the credit of
making this practice very popular. His zeal prompted him to place at Graccio a representation of the cave of Bethlehem. His plan permitted the
Faithful vividly to grasp the story of Bethlehem and to realize the poverty
and suffering of our Saviour in the bleak, cold stable where He was born.
The plan has spread to churches in all parts of the world.

On  the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, it is customary to put the
statues of the Wise Men beside the crib. In the early Church, this feast
was celebrated with great solemnity because it was the day on which our
Saviour was made known to those who were not of Israel. In the fourth
century, the Feast of the Nativity came into its own and was given first
importance, though in many Catholic countries the custom exists of giving all Christmas presents on the Feast of Epiphany, since on that day the Wise Men brought gifts to our Saviour.

The Christmas tree is of recent origin. It represents for us the Tree
of the Cross. Bethlehem and Calvary are ever associated together in our
Christian thoughts, for Christ was born to die on the Tree of Ignominy and
thus redeem a sinful world. The lights placed upon the Christmas tree have for us a symbolical meaning. They portray the Light of the World, Jesus Christ.

Our modern Santa Claus, a crude, ridiculous figure, can be traced
back to that gentle lover of children–St. Nicholas. This Saint’s feast is
celebrated on December 6, and parents and friends gave children presents on that day. The Dutch settlers in New York brought this custom with them to the New World, and the giving of presents on December 6 and on Christmas Day became somewhat confused. St. Nicholas was contracted into “Santa Claus” and, with the increasing pagan idea of the Yuletide, became the rollicking, bewhiskered figure so alien to the true Christmas spirit.

Let our children look to the Christ Child for their Christmas presents. There is no need of deception here, and of shattering childish faith. The Christ Child exists; He loves the little ones and He wishes them to love Him. We have no use in a Catholic home for the fraudulent Santa Claus and the pagan Christmas he now symbolizes. Let the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ be for young and old a day of spiritual joy and of close union with the Saviour whom we love.

PRAYER TO THE INFANT JESUS
Come to me, O Divine Savior, vouchsafe to be born in my heart.
Grant that, taught by Thine example, and assisted by Thy grace, I may
be poor in spirit and humble of heart. Keep me chaste and obedient.
I wish to live but for Thee. O Mary, my Advocate and Mother, obtain
by thy prayers forgiveness of my past offenses and holy perseverance
unto death. St. Joseph, do thou also pray for me, that I may become
daily more pleasing to Jesus. Amen.”


 

“Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight” the paths for the Divine Child of the Universe!  Remove anger, malice, and vice from one’s heart and “rejoice in the Lord always”.  Strew flowers around His crib and with the Angels sing “Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will”

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO ET IN TERRA PAX HOMINIBUS BONAE VOLUNTATIS

Contemplation: Jesus, Our Peace, grants us the peace “which surpasses all understanding” and knowledge and in which the world can never give.

Notes to Remember:

A Christmas Tree represents the Tree of ignominy on which Christ died.

Christmas Lights represent the Light of the world, Christ Himself.

The Christ Child will give presents to good children… and good adults!