Solemnity: Friday after the Second Sunday after Pentecost
Why this order is established to the honor of the Divine Heart of Jesus and the most Holy and Immaculate Heart of Mary is obvious.
The Daughters of the Divine Redeemer should honor these most holy hearts chiefly through imitating them in their charity toward those who suffer need, which is actually the most beautiful way of honoring them. And actually, where do we find a heart more filled with mercy toward the sick and the miserable than the Heart of Jesus? All we need do is open the Gospels. There we shall find every step of the Son of God characterized by beneficent goodness toward the poor and the oppressed. A single word of the afflicted one or of his relatives was sufficient to touch the sympathetic Heart of Jesus: "If you will, you can make me clean!" said the leper to him. And Jesus immediately answered: "I will. Be clean!"
Jesus, made reference to the prophet Isaiah’ prophecy when He said to the apostles of John who were sent to him to ask if he were the Messiah: "Go back and tell John what you hear and see; the blind see again, and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised to life and the Good News is proclaimed to the poor." (Mt 11: 4-5)
The Divine Heart of Jesus is to be the model according to which his disciples are to form their hearts. He is the merciful Samaritan to whose example he points and says: "Go and do likewise."
Prayer: Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we, who glory in the Heart of your beloved Son and recall the wonders of his love for us, may be made worthy to receive an overflowing measure of grace from that fount of heavenly gifts. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen