Heart of Jesus, Obedient Unto Death
In this lesson, Annabelle Moseley, poet; author; and Professor of Theology, leads Day 25 of the 33-Day “Our House of the Sacred Heart” Consecration and teaches “The Lesson of the Birth Offering” as a real-life example of answering the call. Beautiful prayers, devotions, art, stories, scripture and poetry are included in this podcast that won’t take much of your time… but is time well-spent.
Reflection on Art
How does this painting show a birth offering?
In Italian, this title means “Madonna of the Veil.” And In Our House of the Sacred Heart page 266, we read, “It is a rare moment, as one labors with the Creator to birth a new life, that the veil between Heaven and earth feels much thinner and our saints, our great cloud of witnesses, have never seemed closer to me.”
How does that passage relate to the image, and what does it make you feel/think?
Questions of the Day
- All births have an interesting story. What is yours?
- Where do you see God’s hand in your life?
Look up your date of birth and discover if you don’t already know which saint’s feast day shared your birthday. Invoke this saint in prayer. Look up the details of this saint’s life and see if you can discover, how is this saint’s day fitting for your birthday? Is there some patronage or element of the saint you resonate with or some part of the saint’s life you wish to strive to emulate?
Download the prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus here if you’d like to save it or print it for reference!
Listen to Author Annabelle Moseley interviewed by Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis on her show “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love.” Hear Annabelle talk about what inspired her to write this book, what it was like to write it, why she decided to lead a Consecration to the Sacred Heart and answers to other intriguing questions.