The Sacred Heart Of Jesus

Sermon on the devotion to the Sacred Heart

Devotion to the Sacred Heart is a devotion to the love of Jesus. It was made known in a series of communications to St. Margaret Mary Allacoque, a Visitation nun at Paray-le-Monial in 1673. to remind us of Jesus' everlasting love and to plead for the love of our hearts in return.

Great profit may be derived from this doctrinal devotion. St. Margaret Mary received twelve promises from Our Lord for those who were devoted to His Sacred Heart:

1. I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.

2. I will give peace in their families.

3. I will console them in all their troubles.

4. I will be their refuge in life and especially in death.

5. I will abundantly bless all their undertakings.

6. Sinners shall find in my Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.

7. Tepid souls shall become fervent.

8. Fervent souls shall rise speedily to great perfection.

9. I will bless those places where in the image of My Sacred Heart shall be exposed and venerated.

10. I will give to priests the power to touch the most hardened hearts.

11. Persons who propagate this devotion shall have their names eternally written in my Heart.

12. I promise thee in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the First Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving the Sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

If we wish to see a desert bloom for the glory of the Lord of the harvest, then we must rally to the triumphant standard of the Heart of Jesus, and make Him the loving King of our souls, of our homes, of our parishes and of our society.

To this end, it is of capital importance that the Sacred Heart be enthroned in all our homes. Ask a priest how and when this may be done.

Offer a novena to the Sacred Heart during the month of June, and if there are not too many prayers at the end of your family Rosary, make a short daily act of consecration to the Sacred Heart.

Devotion to the Sacred Heart is not a sentimental devotion, it is not an affective love (like the love we may have for a cat or a ferret), it is an effective love which allows Our Lord to draw our souls to Him.

Act of Consecration

Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus, we renew our pledge of love and loyalty to Thee. Keep us always close to Thy loving heart and to the most pure heart of Thy mother. May we love one another more and more each day, forgiving each others faults as Thou forgivest our sins. Teach us how to see Thee in those we meet outside our home. Help us keep our love for Thee always strong by frequent Mass and Holy Communion. We thank Thee dear Jesus, king and friend of our family for all the blessings of today. Protect us during this night and help us all to get to heaven.


O Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for our family.

St. Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.

Our patron saints and guardian angels, watch over us.


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