What are you giving up for Lent? I hate this question. I hate it in part because my small-town Minnesota sensibilities recoil at the idea of publicizing sacrifice. If I give up something big, won’t […]
Growing up in a parish dedicated to St. Mary of the Assumption, with so many stained glass windows, statues, songs and prayers dedicated to events in the life of the mother of Jesus, I think […]
Since Vatican II, devotion to the Sacred Heart has nearly disappeared. This blogpost gives a brief history of the devotion before pointing to possible benefits and changes entailed by a contemporary devotion to the Sacred Heart.