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i J - Church m I . I which over 1 &b ' cometh ths v i Unwtrsnh jj j I tzd I is j CHURCH CALENDAR. I Gospel, St. Luke xv.1-10: The Parable of 1 the Lost Sheop. : Sunday. June 8. St. Mcdard. 13. C. J Monriav. June St. O'lumba, Ab. Tuvsdav, June 10, St. Margaret of Scot- ? Janrl. Q. I Wednesday, Juno 11, St. Barnabas. Ail ', . Thursday, Juuc 1-, St. John of San Fail Fa-il ' pondz, C. I Friday, June 3.",. St. Anthonv of Pa- dna, C. I Saturday, June 14, Feast of the Sacred f Heart. t LINES 4 f Written on seeing a solitary rose before f the shrine of the Sacred Heart. 1 It was mid-day; and with spirit 1 Somewhat deep oppressed, I In our Holy Rosary Church, j Wilh love and trust in breast. i My footsupg led me to the shrine I Of the sweet Sacred Heart, t To ask for the love and mercy's mercy-'s That from its fountains start. I Tlv si-ene was most sweetly solemn, I McthouRht 1 was alone. I As. in spirit, I humbly- knelt , I'.efore the Great While Throne. ' Hi it . no: a single rose 1 saw, Of God's creation fair. With )erlumed head so meekly bent, j As if in silent prayer. 1 A I'-'flson for life I learned I From thai grand: liumU'lp fiow'r.; j And my spirit meekly bowed J .Ju thai solemn mid-day hour. i.,. t- Margaret .Xolan. f THE JUNE OF DEVOTION. The Little Office: of the - Sacred I Heart. : ' I 'The word lievotinn in :its iheoIoKr'i-al j sense, has various meanings, all or I whie.li "have some reference to "'divine" worship.' Now it signifies that" sweet - i nss f intensity accompanying our converse with God: in this sen.se we sav I that one prays with devotion. Now-it 1mans an effect of-piety, -which is the habitual readiness. to comply-with the divine will. Apaiii it is used for a concrete con-crete form of divine worship; thus we speak of the devotion of the "blessed sacrament, to the five wounds of our j Lord, to the Sacred Heart. Taken In I 'hi;5 last sense as., form of prayer',' de- I Mdions comprise all the divine services I ;f the church and the pious practices i approved by the church, or such private pri-vate formulas of prayers .which are not poosed to the church's teaching's or at variance with her spirit. Jf the object J of such ritual services or pious prac- I ticcs be the Sacred Heart or the love which it has manifested towards men. we have what are known as. Soered Heart devotions. The, highest form of devotion to the , Slit-red Heart is the special mass in its , honor. After this ranks the office of the Sacred Heart contained in the breviary. bre-viary. The litany of the Sacred Heart is specially commended by our Holy Fathey. Leo XIII, who ordered that it should be recited on the three days of I jTayer preparatory to the solemn oon- I ' secration of mankind to the Sacred Heart, June 9. ISSy. and in a letter of I later date expressed the wish that it. I should form a part of the. first Friday I services throughout the world. He also commended in a special manner for public and private use the act of con- ecration penned by himself. The com- snunion of reparation and the holy hour ! Rre practices of devotion to. the 4aered I Heart which have their origin in the revelation made to Blessed Margaret Mary. To these we may add the various va-rious other acts of reparation and consecration con-secration and the many indulgenced ejaculations and longer paryers. This month, however, of the year of papal jubilee, Leo XIII recommend.1? to us with particular insistence and earnestness. "The Little Office of the Sacred Heart," which he has recently approved and enriched with an indulgence indulg-ence of 20 Odays for each public or private recitation. The prayer by excellence of the church, after the holy sacrifice of the mass, is the divine office; Its length and involved rubrics do not admit of its-being said 'commonly by the faithful, faith-ful, although it is well to recall in this connection that in the ages of faith the whole of the divine office was daily recited by hundreds of laymen, by kings and princes and those whose occupations would seem to leave them little leisure to spend in prayer. For a hung time past the; soverign pontiffs have authorized and indulgenced forms of prayer composed after the model of the divine office, but much shorter and therefore more suitable for the use of the laity. Of these, the best known are "The Little Office "of the Blessed Virgin," Vir-gin," usually recited at the monthly meeting of sodalities erected in her honor, and "The Little Office of ''the', Immaculate. Im-maculate. Conception." Such an office in honor of the sacred I heart of Jestts, w as the ardenf desire Of Jhe"Tlessed- Margaret Mary. Thisf is evidenced by. her. letters ;to Mother do Saumais-, : Mtthfr Gray nV' and other j religious of the Visitation and to her spiritual director. Father Croiset.,- S. J., - who. in .1691, published a "Little Office of the Sacred Heart." " In -1727, Father de Gallifet, S.; J.', republished the "office "of-fice with slight modifications and in a more: complete -'form. an&this edition, approved by .rtany bishops and widely employed 'by the 'faithful, did much , to advance devotion, to the sacred :heart for -more than a century and a half. -As yet -the office had not -received, the authorization, au-thorization, and approval of the holy see. This was given through the sacred congregation of rites,, in Feb. 26. 1901, to the present edition edited by Father Xavier de Franciosi; J. S: ,' -As we go over the pages of this new office we may well ask ourselves what more fitting expression could be given to the love and reverence we all have for jour Lord's divine heart. Its beautiful hymns, its versicles and responses re-sponses and antiphones, ' the prayer that ends each of the hours, all breathe - this deep spirit of love - and leave untold - no aspiration . or desire of our own poor hearts to grow in likeness to the heart divine. Take, for example, the Hymn for Lauds: O Heart, the Godhead's worthy throne. Thee- did the Spirit's power create, In Mary's womb immaculate The Virgin Mother's Holy One. Praised is through thee the Trinitv; Thou art the Father's bliss: the Son Hath knit Thee with Himself in one; And rests' the Holy Ghost in Thee. In Thee the wrecked world safety finds. And faithful souls their peace secure, A cloister too. where chaste and pure Serenely rest their hearts and minds. Sweeter nrt "Chtw-thartJ-ioney- stored,- -O Sacred Heart to Thee are dear . Pure mhids, to Thee pure -hearts draw near, Be Thou bv every heart adored. , .. . t. -Amenv Or again. 'these verse's from the-Hymn' for Prime:' r Heart, victim of eternal love, I'ndying bliss of all the blest. Of mortal men the strength and rest. Their one, their highest hope above. When with' deep wound love pierced Thy side ' ! " ' ;' It welcomed us, and in the gate It cried; "Come quickly, do not wait; Behold the way, how far and wide." Since Thou has washed-us in thatitide Of blood, which gushel from every pore, Gather and keep us everymore Deep in the shelter of Thy side. Shorter and with all the fire of an ejaculation is the following antiphon with its versicie and response: Antiphon. O Sacred Heart of Jesus, thirsting for our salvation, recall us faithless wanderers to a right mind, that we may not die in our sins. - V. My heart is ready, O God of. my heart, to do thy will. 11. My God, 1 have willed it, that thy law be ever in the midst of my heart. While what better prayer could "we form than this: "'. O. Lord Jesus, -who hastdejgned to open to the church thy spouse, the unspeakable un-speakable delights and riches of thy heart; grant that we thy servants "may be worthy to be enriched and refreshed with the heavenly graces springig from this sweetest source. Who livesc and reignest world without end. Amen. We need not dwell longer on the beauty and devotional spirit of this little lit-tle office. It is even in its entirety so short that its whole recitation will not take more than a quarter 6f an hour, and if its parts be said separately, not more than two minutes at a time. Persons Per-sons the most preoccupied by business or their professional duties maw add it without inconvenience to their daily devotions, or if this be asking too much, can at least say it every Friday. . We are then to pray during this j month of June that this little office of the Sacred Heart may become more widely known and more generally used among Catholics. We are to pray, too that all the devotions to the Sacred Heart may have increase, and not only to pray for this, but to shovy. a.n example exam-ple as associates of the apostleship of prayer by the practice,, of these devotions devo-tions and by encouraging others to adopt these pious practices. The Messenger Mes-senger o f the Sacred Heart. GREAT MEN SAYING THEIR BEADS. It is sometimes said that the beads is a devotion only fit for women. You are about to see how true that is. The illustrious Bossuet, one of the greatest geniuses of the time of Louis XIV, not only recited the Rosary assiduously, but had himself enrolled in the confraternity confra-ternity of the Holy Rosary at the Dominican Do-minican convent, in the Rue St. Jaques, in Paris, on the 10th of August, 1680. In his train we may range all the in-stitutors in-stitutors or reformers of modern congregations: con-gregations: -St. Francis de "Sales, St. Vincent de Paul, the Venerable Jean Baptiste de la Salle, the learned Cardinal Cardi-nal de Berulle, the pious Olier, founder and first superior of the Seminary of St. Sulpice, with a crowd of others. Better than that, the kings-and the great ones of the, world have imitated these celebrated men. I can quote for . you Edward III, king of England; the Emperor Charles the Fifth. Sigismund and Casimir, kings of Poland; St. Louis, Francis the First. Louis XIV, Louis XVI, and several other kings of France, who made public profession of that devotion. Father de la Rue, a learned religious of the company of Jesus, relates that one day being admitted ad-mitted to an audience by Louis XIV, he found him saying his beads.- The religious re-ligious could not help showing his surprise. sur-prise. "You appear surprised." said tb,king,J'to see me saying the Rosary; I glory in saying it; it is a pious custom which I hare from the queen, my mother, moth-er, and I should be very sorry to miss a single day without discharging that duty." How-beaujifuris this!, how ad? mirable, dear friendsLj, Let tisnqt be ashamed then, of a'devdtion which has been that of so many great men. ' - RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. . Brunnctiere wUL take rart in ,thc congress' con-gress' of religious music, which begins at Bruges, Belgium, next Augusta. Bishop Cormont or Martinique, Is a na-of na-of Paris, and was once an attache in the cabinet of the French minister of finance: t At Brisbane, AuT" recently,- Father Patrick Walsh fell a victim to the plague. Queen Nathalie of Servia has denied the assertion that she conttemplate entering en-tering a convent. in .the" near future. She believes she has a work to do in the world outside. . The editor of the tfevue -'' des Deux Mondes. Viscount GeorgCs il'Avenel, and Baroness Reille, ,, widow of the former deputy, of. Tarn, were married in the chapel of the Catholic institue, at Paris May 22 , : - : ".'- v Father Powers has begun his- novel open air meetings hi . Edinburgh Grass Market, Scotland. f,a'rge crowds attend these meetings, and a unique feature is the pledge to abstain from all intoxieat-Ing-liquors on .Saturdays from noon until' midnight. It is known as the twelve-hour pledge. - In the tour of inspection that the Archbishop Arch-bishop of Tuam has been making of his different parishes In Ireland, he expresses himself as thoroughlypleased, and spoke of the satisfaction it was to him to see the. flourishing state of religion, educa- 111 the cloister adjoining the Church o' St. Sabina, Rome, is still seen the orange tree plaited -there by St. Dominic nearly 700 years ago. It is still vigorous and flourishing. u , . - At Bologna, Italy, recently a 'socialist "baptizing'' took place. The mothers of the children were' 'clothed in red, the children were baptized with wine, and the words used were, "I baptize thee in the name of Karl Marx." Thirty were lately christened this way in Portmaggion, near Ferrara. - - Two Franciscan nuns recently celebrated cele-brated their golden jubilee in Gyasgow. Scotland, Rev. Mother Claire and Sister Agatha have in their respective spheres of activity, accomplinshed much for" religion re-ligion and education in Scotland. The touching ceremony according to the ritual provided by the church was performed by Bishop Maguire. ,- In popular fancy , the Patagonians are all heathen savages. That this is far from true is shown by the fact that its two dioceses contain 103,000 Catholics. They are ministered to by fifty-six priests, and there are besides forty-four chapels and ten charitable institutions. Dutch Guiana, adjacent, contains 17,0JO Catholics, has twenty-six priests, eighteen eigh-teen schools and two charitable institutions. institu-tions. ' Canon Bamber died at Windmere, England, Eng-land, recently. Canon Bamber was born at Eccles, England, and came of a family noted for the number of Its members given to the church. 'He was an eminent scholar and renowned for his charity, living with rigid frugality in order to assist as-sist the poor. , . $ The old abbey of St. Andre lez Bruges, founded A. D. 1100, by Count Robert of Flanders, on his return from Palestine, recently has been acquired by the Benedictines, Bene-dictines, who are rebuilding it into a fine monastery in which missionaries are to toe traiined and sent forth to labor among the pagan Indians of BraziL In part the ancient monastery was destroyed during the French revolution. ' At Hobart, Tasmania, recently Si unique plan was arranged for the purpose of procuring pro-curing funds for a new convent. During a bazar a special feature was made each evening of scenes illustrating mission life among the Hindus, Japanese, Africans. Melanesians. American Indians, Chinese and Patagonians. The hall in whic?l it was given, w.as crowded each evening, and the plaiynrojed aistriking success. The growth of Catholicity in Edin burgh has necessitated the erection and dedication of another church, St. Andrew's, An-drew's, costing approximately ' $4,500, 4 ' . was opened last Sunday week. Archbishop Smith celebrating Pontiticial High Mass. The dedication sermon was preached by the famous convert-priest. Rev. Basil Maturin. who stated that the doctrines of the Catholics Church were for all time, and it could never be bribed, forced or bullied. .-- At Martinsberg, mHungary, the Benedictines Bene-dictines have just finished celebrating the ninth centennary of the introduction of the order Into that country. The arch-abbey arch-abbey of St. Martin was founded by St. Stephen in 1001, and today has jurisdiction juris-diction over 200 religions. Ons hundred parishes and other churches are served by monks within its territory. Rt. Rev. Alois' MaiTa Benziger, coadjutor coad-jutor bishop of Quillon, India,., is asking ask-ing funds to erect, a seminary and prepare pre-pare native priests for that diocese. In a straightforward statement of existing conditions, he shows that a great work has been done and makes it plain '.hat a. far greater is possible. During the last year over 700 native converts have been gained in tne diocese, and the bishop intimates that had he priests the number could be multiplied indefinitely. In the statistics presented by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Quillon is credited with S7.000 Catholics and sixteen six-teen missionary and twenty-eight native priests. - The Catholic Congress at Bari, Italy, was one of the most successful held in recent times. The attendance was surprising, sur-prising, and the meeting closed by a solemn sol-emn function at the Cathedral, in which all the Bishops and clergy took part. A banquet was given to 0 poor, the Archbishop Arch-bishop of Bari. assisted by ten Bishops, personally waited on the guests, presenting present-ing each of the guests with a small sum of money at the close of the feast.