Today is a First Friday, when we once again commemorate the apparition of Our Lord to St Margaret Mary Alacoque who asked her to spread devotion to His Sacred Heart. St Margaret Mary wrote a letter to her Superior with these words: β€˜On Friday during Holy Communion, He said these words to His unworthy slave, if I mistake not: β€œI promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that Its all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on nine first Fridays of consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they will not die under My displeasure or without receiving their sacraments, My divine Heart making Itself their assured refuge at the last moment.”’ We should also attend Holy Mass, receive Holy Communion, and go to Confession.

Today, let us take these words to heart; let us also take the opportunity to rest on His Sacred Heart, refuge for us all, and may God bless you with great peace.