A reflection on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Posted on: June 21, 2017 2:00 pm
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by Sr. Mary Margaret Droege, SND

Two hearts

One surrounded by thorns

One pierced by a sword

Two hearts

Stamped onto

The official seal of the Sisters of Notre Dame



One heart

Symbol of God’s unbounded love

God’s love

Reflected in the person of Jesus


One heart

Immaculate heart

Immaculate heart of Mary



We seek your help:

Mary – we know her

But why

“Immaculate heart?”


We listen

And Gabriel speaks:


Blessed Mary

Immaculately conceived

Overshadowed by the Holy Spirit

The virgin mother

Mother of Emmanuel

Tabernacle for the Bread of Life

The first to respond:

“Behold the handmaid of the Lord.”

Pure and free from all sin

Seeker of a lost son


Woman of compassion

Woman of suffering

Woman of one vision

Woman of simplicity

Follower of the Word

Undefiled heart


Immaculate Heart of Mary

Simple heart of Mary

Heart, totally God-centered

Immaculate heart


Yes!  Of course!

Immaculate heart

Our patroness, our model

Help us to be God-centered

Protect us from erring ways

Help us to imitate your oneness of vision

Your total openness to God



Immaculate heart

Pure heart

You with one vision, one heart

Pray for us

Intercede for us

Your devoted daughters

Of your province

Province of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Amen.  Amen

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