The Heart of the Good Shepherd

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For 24 June 2022, Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, based on Luke 15:3–7

Jesus told the Scribes and the Pharisees this parable: ‘Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, “Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.” Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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About Louis Mary Passeri, OP

Louis Mary is a Dominican Sister of Peace. She has been involved in education for 50 years and presently does spiritual direction and ministers at the Center of Dominican Studies at Ohio Dominican University.