Month of the Sacred Heart

The Month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart. The Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost. In addition to the liturgical celebration, many devotional exercises are connected with the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Of all devotions, devotion to the Sacred Heart was, and remains, one of the most widespread and popular in the Church.

Understood in the light of the Scriptures, the term “Sacred Heart of Jesus” denotes the entire mystery of Christ, the totality of his being, and his person considered in its most intimate essential: Son of God, uncreated wisdom; infinite charity, principal of the salvation and sanctification of mankind. The “Sacred Heart” is Christ, the Word Incarnate, Saviour, intrinsically containing, in the Spirit, an infinite divine-human love for the Father and for his brothers.

Excerpted from the Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy

Twelve Promises of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary

In the apparitions to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Jesus gives these twelve promises for those who are devoted to His Sacred Heart.

  1. I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.
  2. I will establish peace in their families.
  3. I will console them in all their troubles.
  4. They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and especially at the hour of their death.
  5. I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
  6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy.
  7. Tepid souls shall become fervent.
  8. Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.
  9. I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.
  10. I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts.
  11. Those who propagate this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be effaced.
  12. The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My heart shall be their assured refuge at that last hour.
    Lord, have mercy
    Christ, have mercy
    Lord, have mercy

    Christ, hear us
    Christ, graciously hear us.

    God the Father of Heaven,
    God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
    God, the Holy Spirit,
    Holy Trinity, One God,
    Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father,
    Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother,
    Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God,
    Heart of Jesus, of Infinite Majesty,
    Heart of Jesus, Sacred Temple of God,
    Heart of Jesus, Tabernacle of the Most High,
    Heart of Jesus, House of God and Gate of Heaven,
    Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of charity,
    Heart of Jesus, abode of justice and love,
    Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love,
    Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues,
    Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise,
    Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts,
    Heart of Jesus, in whom are all treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
    Heart of Jesus, in whom dwells the fullness of divinity,
    Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father was well pleased,
    Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received,
    Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills,
    Heart of Jesus, patient and most merciful,
    Heart of Jesus, enriching all who invoke Thee,
    Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness,
    Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins,
    Heart of Jesus, loaded down with opprobrium,
    Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offenses,
    Heart of Jesus, obedient to death,
    Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance,
    Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,
    Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection,
    Heart of Jesus, our peace and our reconciliation,
    Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins
    Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who trust in Thee,
    Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in Thee,
    Heart of Jesus, delight of all the Saints,

    Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,
    Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,
    Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,

    V. Jesus, meek and humble of heart.

    Lord, have mercy.
    Christ, have mercy.
    Lord, have mercy.

    Christ, hear us.
    Christ, graciously hear us.

    have mercy on us.
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    spare us, O Lord.

    graciously hear us, O Lord.

    have mercy on us, O Lord.

    R. Make our hearts like to Thine.

    Let us pray;

    Almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of Thy most beloved Son and upon the praises and satisfaction which He offers Thee in the name of sinners; and to those who implore Thy mercy, in Thy great goodness, grant forgiveness in the name of the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who livest and reignest with Thee forever and ever. Amen.

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