The Lord, in His mercy and love, seeks to liberate each one of us from chains that bind us in our day-to-day lives, and indeed it is only the Lord who can truly liberate us from whatever keeps us down in this life.
Welcoming Jesus into your home as King, Savior, and Friend, through the enthronement to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is a conscious decision to place Jesus at the center of your lives and home. This devotion is unique because it has been spoken about in papal letters and is centered on the love of Jesus Christ.
THE BLESSED MOTHER AND ST. JOHN •
The devotion began with Jesus’ mother and St. John the Evangelist. Both heard the heartbeat of Jesus and were at the foot of the cross where the heart, full of unfathomable love, was pierced with a sword. His heart cleanses us from our sins and baptizes us into a new life of love.
ST. GERTRUDE THE GREAT •
In the 1200s, St. Gertrude
received visions in which she placed her head on Jesus’ chest. She spoke about the divine beauty and power of Jesus’ heart that yearns to love us.
ST. MARGARET MARY ALACOQUE •
The practice of the devotion to the Sacred Heart came from a series of visions to St. Margaret Mary from 1673 to 1675. During these visions, Christ asked that this devotion spread, and He gave 12 promises to those who expose and honor the Sacred Heart image. (Go to 12 promises here)
FR. MATEO CRAWLEY-BOEVEY •
In the early 1900s, Fr. Mateo spread the practice of placing Jesus on the throne of authority in homes.
The Meaning of
The Sacred Heart
FLAMES • Jesus’ burning love for us is brighter than the sun.
CROSS • It was a part of His heart from the beginning and shows Jesus’ desire to die for us in order to bring us to His father.
CROWN OF THORNS • Our sins hurt His heart even more than they hurt His head.
PIERCED HEART • His whole body, including His blood and water, flows out to us to wash us clean and nourish us.