"The Guard of Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus"
Every First Friday of the month each Sister draws a "Sacred Heart Ticket" from a collection of 33 tickets. This ticket indicates to her how to live the spirit of reparation during the month. One of our "New Year's Resolutions" is to share one of these tickets on Facebook each month:
The Twenty-Seventh Office: The soul isolated with the Sacred Heart...
I will lead her into solitude, and there I will speak to her heart. Perhaps Jesus has made a great void around you; perhaps He has torn away many illusions from your heart; overthrown many supports; caused many joys to vanish; and you feel yourself alone:-sadly alone! Oh, rejoice! The Master has acted thus, only that He may have you all for Himself; that He may speak more tenderly to your heart. Away from this solitude, and encumbered by transitory possessions, you might not have hearkened to Jesus! Perhaps, even, you might not have desired the ineffable treasure of His Heart! But now you are at last alone--free to receive and listen to this dear Friend. Incline towards Him the ear of your soul, and you will hear Him saying to you, "My child, I love you; give me your heart." Refuse it not to Him!
With vain possessions willingly I part,
So I may gain Thy sweet and Sacred Heart
11:00pm Holy Hour with our Lord exposed in the monstrance. As we were praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy the clock changed from 11 to 12. Wonderful way to bring in the New Year!
12:10am After our Holy Hour we gathered in the kitchen for our "New Year Wishes." Each Sister, starting with the youngest, makes a wish for the Community for the New Year. One example is "That through our missions many people will return to the sacraments during 2013."
12:15am. We are all very happy that it's time for bed and "run with gravity" to our cells. We aren't accustomed to late nights (except for nocturnal adoration three nights a week.)
SISTERS OF REPARATION
"Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of inheritance. Serve ye the Lord Christ" Colossians 3:23-24.