Today is the Feast of Saint John Eudes (1680), who was one of the first preachers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary. He also composed the first Mass in honor of the Holy Heart of Mary. He preached about the love of God for humanity through the Hearts of Jesus & Mary. Of course he suffered many trials and tribulations because of these devotions, especially from the Jansenists, who were in the church at that time. He also founded two Religious congregations, one for priests and one for nuns.
I wish we had more priests like him! I always love to hear a sermon about Our Mother Mary and how she draws us to her Divine Son Jesus. It strengthens my Faith and helps me to proclaim the love of God for us and His Divine Mercy!
In many of Our Lady's apparitions, i.e., Fatima, Akita, Medjugorje, etc., Our Blessed Mother calls us to consecrate ourselves to her Immaculate Heart, so that we can become her devout children and she can mold us into the image of Jesus, our Lord and our God!
God, the Father, is so wonderful in giving us Jesus as our Brother and Mary as our Mother. How could we not get to Heaven by imitating them!!!
Deacon John G.