Friday, November 1, 2013

November First Friday Link-Up!

What an amazing day for First Friday to fall on, the solemnity of All Saints!

As well as All Saints on the 1st November, we have All Souls Day on the 2nd. With these two solemnities in mind, we have this month's First Friday Link-Up prompt:

"November begins with All Saint's Day and All Soul's Day, when we remember those who have fallen asleep in the hope of the Resurrection-- the Church Triumphant and the Church Penitent. We would love to see posts with the following theme: 'the love of the Sacred Heart is stronger than death.'"

As always, that is only a suggestion and we welcome all posts on the Sacred Heart!

IMPORTANT: This month will be the last link-up at this Blogger site but don't worry, December's link-up and all the ones after that will be hosted at Laura's blog Catholic Cravings. Although it's a bit of a hassle now, it will make it easier in the long run. (We hope!) 

BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING. The URL will be redirected mid-month and the email subscription will stay the same. If you haven't subscribed via email, this would be the perfect time to do it!
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We'll post more info in about two weeks time. Now, onto why we're actually here!

Monday, October 28, 2013

November First Friday is Approaching!

This month, First Friday will fall on the very first day of the month!

The 1st November is, of course, All Saints' Day (or All Hallows, from where we get Halloween or All Hallow's Eve on the 31st October). And the day after is All Soul's Day when we pray for the dead.

With these two feasts, we remember those who have fallen asleep in the hope of the Resurrection - the Church Triumphant in Heaven and the Church Penitent in Purgatory. In light of this, we would love to see posts with the following theme: 'the love of the Sacred Heart is stronger than death.'

As always, that is only a suggestion and we welcome all posts on the Sacred Heart!

The link will go live at midnight Sydney time, so if you anywhere else in the world, you can post on the vigil.

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Friday, October 4, 2013

October First Friday Link-Up

It's First Friday again!

Just a reminder, we have two prompts for our October link-up:
This month, Pope Francis plans on consecrating the whole world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary... What role does the Immaculate Heart play in your devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus? What does Our Lady teach us about Her Son's Heart?
And just in case, here's a second prompt:
This month, First Friday falls on the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi... As St. Francis was praying, the Lord called him to "restore my Church." In what ways do you think the Sacred Heart devotion can help to restore the Church in our day?
But any and all posts on the Sacred Heart are welcome!

Please help spread the word about this Link-Up by linking back to this page! You can also subscribe to all posts or like us on Facebook.


All for Thee, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
St Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Welcome to October!

Can you believe it's October already?

For me (Laura) down in Sydney, that means spring has well and truly begun and we are enjoying some gorgeous weather!

October is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Rosary, and this month on the 13th, our Holy Father is consecrating the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. October is also an awesome month for the Sacred Heart. On the 16th, we celebrate the feast day of St Margaret Mary, the great apostle of the Sacred Heart!

Just a reminder, we have two prompts for our October link-up:

This month, Pope Francis plans on consecrating the whole world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary... What role does the Immaculate Heart play in your devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus? What does Our Lady teach us about Her Son's Heart?

And just in case, here's a second prompt:

This month, First Friday falls on the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi... As St. Francis was praying, the Lord called him to "restore my Church." In what ways do you think the Sacred Heart devotion can help to restore the Church in our day?

But again, anything on the Sacred Heart is more than welcome!

Please also keep the Pope's intentions in your prayers this month.

To help, I even made a picture of it! Feel free to use or repost elsewhere if you think it might help. 


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Hoping you all have a blessed October. Ryan and I, as well as many others, can't wait to read your fabulous posts on the Sacred Heart this First Friday!

St Therese of Jesus, ora pro nobis!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

First Friday is Quickly Approaching, Once Again...

...and we are incredibly excited about another First Friday Link-Up!

As always, any post that promotes devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be more than welcome. But, we will also provide a writing prompt for those who want a little inspiration!

So here's the prompt for October:

This month, Pope Francis plans on consecrating the whole world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary... What role does the Immaculate Heart play in your devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus? What does Our Lady teach us about Her Son's Heart?

And just in case, here's a second prompt:

This month, First Friday falls on the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi... As St. Francis was praying, the Lord called him to "restore my Church." In what ways do you think the Sacred Heart devotion can help to restore the Church in our day?

Have at it, fellow bloggers, and we will see you a week from Friday!!!

Nos in Cor Tuum trahe!

Friday, September 6, 2013

First Friday is HERE!

It's happening!!!

The First Friday of September is finally here, the link-up is going live, and we absolutely can't wait to read what you have written!



Friday, August 30, 2013

September First Friday Link-up

Welcome to our very first First Friday link-up!

The idea here is that every First Friday of the month, we post something in honour of the Sacred Heart on our own blogs and then link it up here. Easy, right?

This is a small way for us bloggers to make an act of devotion, of love, and of reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It can be long or short, just written or something from the vaults.It can be an article, an image, a poem, a confession, or a deep theological treatise. Really, it can be about anything you want - as long as it has something to do with Our Lord and His Most Sacred Heart.

Each month, I'll post a suggested question if you're looking for some inspiration.

September's question is "How did you first learn about the Sacred Heart?" Has it always been part of your devotional life or is it a recent addition? Or are you like, "wait, what even is that?" How were you introduced to the Sacred Heart?

We can't wait to read what you have to say!

The link-up will go live at 8:00pm GMT on the Thursday night before First Friday of every month. (This makes it 6:00am Friday morning AEST and 4:00pm Thursday afternoon EST).