Father Pio M. Idowu - Two Hearts Part 01
The first of a series of audios on devotion to the Sacred Heart. In this first episode, Fr. Pio talks about the object of Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary
Father Pio M. Idowu - Two Hearts Part 02
Devotion to the Sacred Heart is not a devotion of recent times but goes back to the origins of the Church. The Devotion to the Sacred Heart already had its beginnings from the Pierced Side of Jesus Christ on the Cross. But it was St. Margaret Mary Alaqoque who was chosen to be the beloved disciple of the Sacred Heart.
Father Pio M. Idowu - Two Hearts Part 03
A reflection on why the devotion to the Sacred Heart is a the means by which the spiritual renewal of modern society can be achieved.
Father Pio M. Idowu - Two Hearts Part 04
Fr. Pio reflects on the mystery of the Nativity and tells us that the real reason why Our Lord chose to take up our human nature was solely to win the love of our hearts.
Father Pio M. Idowu - Two Hearts Part 05
Fr. Pio emphasises the need for actualise in our lives the spiritual implications of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Father Pio M. Idowu - Two Hearts Part 06
A reflection on what consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary is all about, its effects in the soul and some practices that help live the consecration everyday.
Father Pio M. Idowu - Two Hearts Part 07
Fr. Pio speaks about the crusade of the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart, begun by Fr. Matteo Crawley has a means for the spiritual renewal of the family and the establishment of the the Social Reign of Jesus Christ in human society. The Enthronement is not just one of many devotions; it is a way of life that embraces all aspects of human activity in such a manner that Jesus Christ becomes truly and really the King and Centre of all hearts.
Father Pio M. Idowu - Importance of Devotion to the Sacred Heart
Fr. Pio speaks about how devotion to the Sacred Heart is highly efficacious in the attainment of salvation and reaching the heights of Christian perfection. He also speaks about the many consolations to be obtained from this devotion based on the experiences of several saints
A Great Horror of Sin
One of the dispositions necessary for obtaining a tender devotion to the Sacred Heart is a great horror not only of mortal but also of venial sin for the existence of even the slightest stain of sin impedes entrance into the Sacred Heart.
Having a Lively Faith
The second necessary disposition required for devotion to the Sacred Heart is a lively faith, most especially in the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. A firm conviction and belief in the Real Presence influences our attitude in and outside church nurturing an ardent love for the Eucharistic Jesus and an ardent desire to be more closely united to Him.
The Desire to Love God
The third disposition is a great desire to love Jesus Christ ardently. One cannot have a lively faith and live in innocence without at the same time being inflamed by very ardent love for Jesus Christ, or at least having an ardent desire to love Him. As Blessed John Duns Scotus says, Christ chose to suffer the most ignominious death on the Cross in order to prove to us His infinite love for us and that we will feel motivated to love Him in return.
Interior recollection, is another necessary dispostion to obtain an ardent devotion to the Sacred Heart. Perfect devotion to the Sacred Heart is a continuous exercise of love for Jesus Christ. It cannot, therefore, exist without recollection. If the soul wishes to discover the secrets of the Sacred Heart, it must be in peace, disengaged from the distractions of exterior things and be in a state to listen to the voice of Our Lord.
In this episode, Fr. Pio speaks about tepidity, one of the obstacles to devotion to the Sacred Heart. Tepidity is a disease of the soul that has its roots in the capital sin of sloth. Tepidity can be likened to a kind of sluggishness produced by a gradual weakening of our moral forces. It is usually the case of souls who, after having reached a certain degree of fervour, gradually allow themselves to become lax.
June The Month of the Sacred Heart
In this episode, Fr. Pio speaks about the devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary which special devotions for the month of June