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A painting depicting the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Peterskirche, Vienna, Austria

Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary takes place on the day following the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. This devotion honors Mary’s perfect purity of heart in virtue of her Immaculate Conception, and the perfect union of her heart—on fire with love for God and her spiritual children—with the heart of her Son, Jesus. In two passages in the Gospel of Luke we have reference to Mary treasuring and pondering in her heart the sacred events of Jesus’ life, which became the foundation of the pious devotion to the Heart of Mary in the Church. In 1944, after consecrating the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pope Pius XII extended this feast to the universal Church.

For the Mass readings for this Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, June 25, 2022, please enjoy here.

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If you put all the love of all the mothers into one heart it still would not equal the love of the Heart of Mary for her children.”

Saint Louis de Montfort

A son of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a man who unceasingly expends himself to light the fire of divine love in the world. Nothing stops him.”

Saint Anthony Mary Claret

Mary, on fire with love for god, pray for us.

Be not afraid!  And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always.  Holy Family pray for us.  Amen.

The Holy Family, Murillo
The Heavenly and Earthly Trinities (c. 1675-82) by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617 – 1682)

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