St. John of the Cross' exquisite Poem 7 about the "lone young shepherd" with the pierced heart, is our canticle for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: "his heart an open wound with love".
Quote of the day, 8 May: St. Albert of Jerusalem
"The Apostle would have us keep silence, for in silence he tells us to work. As the Prophet also makes known to us: Silence is the way to foster holiness. Elsewhere he says: Your strength will lie in silence and hope."
Quote of the day: 13 October
I saw Our Lady once more, this time resembling Our Lady of Carmel
His heart an open wound with love
There is no pain in such affliction, even though the heart is pierced
Novena to St. John of the Cross – Day 2
The shepherd says: I pity the one who draws herself back from my love