Category Archives: Sacred Heart Talks

Talks given on First Sunday of the Month

Trusting in Yourself? Or Trusting in the Heart of Jesus?

When Pope John Paul II canonized St. Faustina on April 30, 2000 and proclaimed the Second Sunday after Easter to be officially called Divine Mercy Sunday, he urged everyone to make her beautiful exclamation—Jesus, I trust in You— our own.  … Continue reading

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The Sacred Heart: Source of Stability for our Lives

Recently I found a wonderful quote from the Irish monk, Blessed Columba Marmion that has made me appreciate our faith a little more.  It is part of the meditation for Mass taken from the Magnificat prayer book and it reads: … Continue reading

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Folly of the Cross

Usually on the Friday’s of Lent our community prays the Stations of the Cross together.  These small wooden and bronze plaques ‘wrap’ around the ambulatory walls of our chapel, beginning at our entrance and finishing opposite the entrance way to … Continue reading

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Drastic Measures, Our Conversion and the Heart of Jesus

After we had moved into our Tyringham Monastery in December, 1995, we got to know some of the Marian Fathers who became our chaplains.  It was arranged that different ones would come over here for Mass and Confession, and in … Continue reading

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Families in Crisis: Turn to the Sacred Heart

Just about every Tuesday night here in the monastery (except on big Feast Days), before retiring to our “cells”—the monastic term for our bedrooms—we sing Compline or Night Prayer together.  The psalm from this liturgical office is followed by a … Continue reading

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Karl and Zita: Royal Rulers after the Heart of Christ

Only grace can open hearts.  But working along with grace are many touches of the human.  Today, in the month of February when we like to focus on saintly lives, we take a step back into history, into an era … Continue reading

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Facing our Fears with the Sacred Heart

Here in the monastery we pray the Divine Office five times a day.  This is the official prayer of the Church comprised of Psalms and Canticles taken from the Bible, along with various scriptural and spiritual readings, and ending with … Continue reading

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Sacred Heart of Jesus: Take Care of Things

  For the past few days, I have been thinking of some adverse things in life that I would like resolved.  Some of these are small difficulties and some of them are bigger and their solution and outcome sometimes generates … Continue reading

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Love Letters from the Sacred Heart

As many of you are aware, our Sisters have been involved in giving talks on the Sacred Heart (on a monthly basis) for many years now.  We have a compilation of these talks outside our chapel entrance which anyone can … Continue reading

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Our Indifference: Finding Our Way Back to the Heart of Christ

On a recent trip that I had to make, I was—during this particular time of year—made very conscious of the decorations a lot of people chose to surround their houses and yards.  Living in a monastery and accustomed to the … Continue reading

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