College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell’s recently re-released book, Heart of the Redeemer, was featured on the popular Kresta in the Afternoon radio show this past week. O’Donnell participated in a live interview with host Al Kresta on the show, with the two discussing the book, the importance of devotion to the Sacred Heart, and more.
Heart of the Redeemer is O’Donnell’s acclaimed work on the history of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, now in its second edition. In the book, O’Donnell examines the doctrinal roots of the devotion in Scripture and in documents from the Apostolic and Patristic Ages, charts its growth and development through the Middle Ages, explains the enormous contribution of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, and presents magisterial teaching on the subject, including statements from Vatican Council II, recent popes, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The book also includes images illustrating the development of the devotion.