First Friday, September 2021
This First Friday comes during Our Lady’s Thirty Days which begin with the Assumption and end with the feast of the Seven Sorrows. There are many feasts related to our Blessed Mother during these days. The month of August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and this devotion has a long history in the Church. Many saints propagated it through the centuries and there are many stories about its efficacy such as the Miraculous Medal and Our Lady of Victories. The purpose of the devotion is to honor the physical heart of the Blessed Mother and her love for the Blessed Trinity. It is accomplished by veneration, confidence, compassion and reparation.