This is a repost from an old series on AirMaria for the Feast of the Sacred Heart today and for the Immaculate Heart tomorrow.
Ave Maria!— August’s Theme: The Missions
“Let’s always, every day, seek to be closer to the Immaculate; then, for this very reason, we will draw closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to God the Father, to the Most Holy Trinity, because no creature is as close to the Divinity as the Immaculate. And then all those who are near to our hearts, for this same reason, will be brought closer to the Immaculate and to God, and among these are also the poor pagans, who have need of missionaries.” (cf. SK #577)