In the novena of this month, dedicated to honoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the texts of Circular No. 49 of Brother Amédée, great promoter of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, will be our motivation. Brother Amédée puts into practice the decision of the General Chapter of 1877: “The Reverend Father Superior is requested to have the Congregation aggregated to the Confraternity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.” All the Holy Family Brothers are members of the Archconfraternity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus erected in Rome.

June 16

The Feast of the Sacred Heart is now established in the universal Church. While celebrating it, let us propose to render to the adorable Heart of Jesus the worship of honor, love and gratitude due to him. Let’s make amends to him for all the contempt shown against him, and compensate, through our adoration and love, all the offenses done to him, especially in the Holy Eucharist.

Prayer to ask for a grace through the intercession of Brother Gabriel : O God, you filled the heart of Brother Gabriel Taborin…

June 17

While worshipping the Sacred Heart of Jesus,  let us consider the union of the Word with the Heart of our God. Its spiritual object is the immense love with which this heart has been set on fire for us.

Prayer: O God, you filled the heart of Brother Gabriel Taborin…

June 18

The devotion to the divine Heart of Jesus began in the Holy Family: Mary and Joseph were the first to give him the worship of adoration, love and gratitude, which is due to him.

Besides Mary’s heart, what heart could have felt greater love for Jesus than the generous heart of Joseph, his foster father? Who could tell the ardor that consumed the heart of this holy patriarch in his intimate relationship with Jesus, when he held him in his arms, pressed him to his chest, when he worked with him, when he heard his divine words?

Prayer: O God, you filled the heart of Brother Gabriel Taborin…

June 19. Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

We were not the ones who loved God first, but “he was the one”.  This is a truth that the prophets explained by taking the image of the almond blossom, the first tree to bloom in spring. “God is like this: He is always the first. He waits for us first, loves us first and helps us first”.

“It is a love that surpasses all knowledge and cannot be understood,. (…) A poet said that it is like the sea, without shores, without bottom’, a sea without limits. This is the love that we must understand and receive. (Pope Francis).

Prayer: O God, you filled the heart of Brother Gabriel Taborin…

June 20. Feast of the Sacred Heart of Mary.

Mary adored the Heart of her divine Son from the day of the Incarnation; she loved him with a love that surpasses the love of all seraphim together, a love that is incomprehensible to us. Her love was directed towards him with an impulse that nothing in nature can give us an idea.

Prayer: O God, you filled the heart of Brother Gabriel Taborin…

June 21

This divine heart, rich with all the treasures of heaven, is the principle and the organ of his infinite love for us. It is an abyss of Charity, goodness, tenderness, compassion, generosity, humility, patience. It is the noblest, the most magnanimous heart that ever was and ever will be. It is the masterpiece of God’s omnipotence and infinite goodness. It is the Heart of a God, holy in God’s holiness.

Prayer: O God, you filled the heart of Brother Gabriel Taborin…

June 22

It is up to us, Brothers of the Holy Family, more than to any other faithful, to revive the love Jesus received in the house of Nazareth. Let us, therefore, make his divine heart the center of all our affections, and let us engage ourselves with faith to the practices that will increase in our souls the ardor of this sacred love.

Prayer: O God, you filled the heart of Brother Gabriel Taborin…

June 23

It is now a consolation for Jesus to see us sympathize with his sufferings and share them, as we follow him on the painful way to mount Calvary; to see us contemplate his Sacred Heart opened by the lance and spilling his blood to the last drop for our redemption. It is a consolation for him to see us regret our sins, and apply to us the fruit of his sufferings and death.

Prayer: O God, you filled the heart of Brother Gabriel Taborin…

June 24

Has our call to join the Holy Family other purposes than to work for the salvation of souls? Isn’t this what God demands of us? Let us, then, have in mind the purpose of the apostolate of the divine Savior in our prayers, in the exercise of our various functions, in the sacrifices we have to make, in all the actions of our lives. Let us give the Heart of Jesus the comfort of preparing in the children entrusted to our care, hearts that love Him and are devoted to Him. Let us give Him back in the Holy Eucharist such deep respect and ardent love that we may compensate Him for the offenses He receives.

Prayer: O God, you filled the heart of Brother Gabriel Taborin…