I have not read a better book on the Sacred Heart than this one. (Of course this picture is from an old (first- I believe) edition-at that time put out by Trinity Communications. Today you can get it from Ignatius.) It outlines the history of the devotion to the Sacred Heart; the scriptural references, both Old and New Testament; Eucharistic miracles; the whole shebang. I can't recommend it enough, both for intellectual edification and spiritual reading. Of course Dr. O'Donnell is now the president of Christendom College.
By the way a number of bloggers have used the image on the larger book on their blog today for the Feast of the Sacred Heart. It is my very favorite depiction of Christ and the Sacred Heart-yet the image of the heart is superimposed. This depiction is actually from a larger work (I think the call of Matthew?? if I remember correctly).
As a family we prayed the novena to the Sacred Heart since last Thursday-not missing a day-a first for us!
Worked a little today, but am taking the rest of the afternoon off as detailed in yesterdays post.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us! From, Bethany, the small holding in Bethune....Oremus pro invicem!