My family and the Sacred Heart

"At The Heart of the Universe," Mary Southard, CSJ / www.MarySouthardArt.Org / LaGrange Park, IL 60526-1721 (Used with permission)

It is June and every year around this time my thoughts turn to my Dad, who died nine years ago on June 16, (Father's Day weekend) at age 87.

What nudges my memory is the Feast of the Sacred Heart, held this year on June 3, but in 2007 it was celebrated on June 15, the eve of Dad's passing. (The feast follows the liturgical year and is always celebrated 19 days after Pentecost.)

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