Today is the First Friday of the month. It is a venerable and noble tradition to dedicate this day to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. This day offers an opportunity to contemplate that love beyond all telling, the heart that makes tangible the depths of the eternal love of God, the heart that is always open for those who repent and turn to It. That Sacred Heart formed in the womb of Blessed Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit is the heart from which the Church flows out. It is in this absolute love that the transcendent becomes immanent, that the invisible becomes visible, and that we find our gate to enter into the life of God.
An act of consecration to this sacred heart can be found here.
Please pray today for those to be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood. It is only in this heart, the fount of all joy and holiness, that priests can be formed and shaped as on an anvil. Please keep all priests in your prayers, that they may become holy.
I ask your prayers for all those to be ordained for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and among them those to be ordained tomorrow at the Cathedral Church of St George the Martyr in Southwark. They will be ordained priests through the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by Archbishop Peter Smith in the presence of Msgr Keith Newton PA, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. They are:
Ivan Dominic Aquilina
Stephen Frederick Bould
Simon John Heans
Nicholas Templer Leviseur
Christopher Benedict Lindlar
Christopher Ian Pearson
Edward James Tomlinson