Monday, October 25, 2010

A Heart Filled With Love


My family and I are preparing for a very important event this Wednesday; we are all going to consecrate ourselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus! To say that I am excited about this would be an understatement. I have been praying and planning for this day for the past month and I can't believe that it is almost here!

My sweet and wonderful friend, Fr. Jim Kubicki, SJ, has kindly offered to come to my tiny little house to celebrate Mass and to help us to consecrate ourselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. When I told my sisters about this upcoming event the last time we had gathered for our monthly rosary night, they all insisted upon coming over and helping us to celebrate the Mass and Consecration and to join in the celebratory dinner afterward. This means that there will be seventeen people in my teeny, tiny house, but I know that even though my husband and sons are worried about the cramped conditions that will result from so many people in our house at the same time, God will see to it that our hearts filled with love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus will crowd out any difficulties that may occur. And let me tell you, a heart filled with love was exactly what I needed to get me through this past weekend of final preparations!


  1. Anne,
    Stop and think for a second- Satan does not want you to consecrate your home and yourselves to Jesus' Sacred Heart. He was doing his darndest to get in the way.
    But Jesus is stronger so I know Wednesday will be a beautiful day for your family.
    All that said- I can't blame you for complaining- I don't know how you did it all with that headache that wouldn't go away!
    I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    Hugs & Blessings!

  2. Hmmm... maybe all that suffering was another "purification" to prepare you for the consecration. I admire how you bore through that weekend! I'm so excited for you and your family. I hope I am able to do something similar one day.

  3. So sorry to hear about your tough day, Anne;-( Also sounds like Satan was trying to foil your plans. I will offer my rosary for you and your family tomorrow on your special day. I am so excited for you! Thanks for sharing your yummy dessert recipe! God Bless you and hold you close.

  4. Anne, sounds to me like your weekend was very Christ-like. You wore that aching crown of thorns on your head but still carried on with your vocation as a wife and mother -- in others words -- you carried on with what God called you to be. That is holy!

  5. Thank you all so much for your prayers! The consecration went through without it hitch-it was simply beautiful!

    Jeff, I never would have thought of a headache as a crown of thorns! What a wonderful perspective! The next time I have a headache, I will consider myself blessed to be following in His footsteps!

  6. Oh dear--you did have a lot to deal with! I read Father's report on the consecration in his blog and it sounds like the evening was a success.

    Our Legion is starting to arrange these family consecrations in conjunction with our priest.