We promote the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Enthronement is an act of reparation to make up for all who have “dethroned” Jesus in our secular world. This simple ceremony takes place in your home as an act of homage offered to Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
1. *Finally, moved by an earnest desire to set strong bulwarks against the wicked designs of those who hate God and the Church and, at the same time, to lead men back again, to their private and public life, to a love of God and their neighbor, we do not hesitate to declare that devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is the most effective school of the love of God; the love of God, we say, which must be foundational on which to build the kingdom of God in the hearts of individuals, families, and nations, as the same predecessor of pious memory wisely reminds us, “The reign of Jesus Christ takes its strength and form from divine love; to love with holiness and order is its foundation and its perfection. From it these must flow: to perform duties without blame; to take away nothing of another’s rights; to guide the lower human affairs by heavenly principles; to give the love of God precedence over all other creatures.”-The Sacred Heart Encyclical of Pope Pius XII/ Section 123
Important Holy Scripture about Enthronement:
If anyone loves me, my Father will love him, and We will come to him and make our home with him. ”– John 14: 23
2. Scripture: But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; you are remembered throughout all generations. But you, O LORD, will sit on your throne forever.Psalm 102: 12
What is the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart?
“I will reign through my heart, despite Satan and his agents.”- Our Lord to St. MargaretMary of Alacoque
The Enthronement is the official and social recognition of the rule of the Sacred Heart of Jesus over the Christian family, a recognition affirmed, outwardly expressed and made permanent by the solemn installation of the image of that divine Heart in a conspicuous place in the home, and by the Act of Consecration”-Fr. Mateo Crawley-Boevey
“The enthronement is bound essentially to the Holy Eucharist, for it aims to bring Christ, truly present on the altars of sacrifice and in the tabernacles of our parish churches, into our homes.
It aims to link the altar and tabernacle of the parish church with the altar and tabernacle of devotion in the home. The whole meaning of the devotion is to extend the grace of the Eucharist into the Christian home and from the Christian home to all the world.
The image of the Sacred Heart expresses the true Kingship of Christ who rules over us by giving up his life for us. It daily reminds each member of the family to follow in Christ’s royal way by making reparation for sins committed and by striving to serve God and neighbor more lovingly.
“The image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is enthroned to signify that Christ is he who gives inspiration and direction to each member of the household. The enthronement is a single act, but it represents a way of life by which each member of the household is transformed in Christ each day.”– Bishop Burke, from Times Review, Oct. 11, 2000
The Great Disciple of the Sacred Heart?
- St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a Visitation nun from Paray-le-Monial, France, gave the devotion its most significant importance when she received numerous private revelations from Jesus. From these revelations, there are discernable “12 promises” made by Jesus to those who devote themselves to his Sacred Heart. The third promise, “I will bless every dwelling place in which the picture of My Heart shall be exposed and honored,” inspired Father Mateo Crowley-Boevey in 1907 to begin, at the command of Pope St. Pius X, the apostolate of the Enthronement, installing the image of the Sacred Heart in as many homes as possible.
What have the popes said about the devotion and consecration to the Sacred Heart?
Popes throughout the most recent century have encouraged devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903) wrote two encyclicals about the Sacred Heart, Annum Sacrum (On Consecration to the Sacred Heart, 1899) and Mirae Caritatis (On the Holy Eucharist, 1902).
Pope Leo XIII also consecrated the human race to the Sacred Heart on June 11, 1899. Following his pontificate came Pope St. Pius X, the pope who, when Father Mateo asked permission to carry out the work of the Enthronement, told him: “Not only do I permit you, but I command you to give your life for this work of social concern.”
Other encyclicals of the popes include Caritate Christi Compulsi (On the Sacred Heart, 1932), Miserentissimus Redemptor (On Reparation to the Sacred Heart, 1928) and Quas Primas (On the Feast of Christ the King, 1925) by Pope Pius XI; and Haurietis Aquas (On Devotion to the Sacred Heart, 1956) by Pope Pius XII.
“Every time I hear anyone speak of the Sacred Heart of Jesus or of the Blessed Sacrament, I feel an indescribable joy…. I am determined to give myself no peace until I can truly say I am absorbed into the Heart of Jesus”Pope John XXIII
Pope Paul VI, in an Apostolic Letter of 1965 on the Devotion to the Sacred Heart (Investigabiles Divitias Christi) said: “This, therefore, seems to us to be the most suitable ideal: that devotion to the Sacred Heart—which, we are grieved to say, has suffered somewhat in the estimation of some persons—now reflourish daily more and more. Let it be esteemed by all as an excellent and acceptable form of true piety, which in our times, especially because of the norms laid down in the Second Vatican Council, must be rendered to Christ Jesus, ‘the king and center of all hearts, who is the head of his body, the Church…the beginning, the first from the dead, that in all things he may have first place’ (Col. 1:18).” Pope John Paul II, on the centenary of the consecration of the human race to the Sacred Heart, emphasized the relevance of the devotion today. He said, “The man of the year 2000 needs Christ’s Heart to know God and to know himself; he needs it to build the civilization of love” (n. 1). These are but a few of the many words promoting the devotion to the Sacred Heart by the popes.
What is the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart:
We offer a full consecration booklet that explains the importance of dedication to Our Lady on our website that also includes a matching image to the Sacred Heart. This is a very important practice that in no way do we under-value. However, we do not believe the Mother of God is Enthroned like the King, Jesus. Instead, we offer our mind, heart, body, and soul to her to help us grow closer to Jesus.
https://welcomehisheart.com/product/marian-consecration. We can offer images and booklets in a very discounted bulk rate.
Here is a link to an article we have on our website to better explain the relationship between the Blessed Mother and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. https://welcomehisheart.com/the-immaculate-heart-of-mary-and-her-relationship-to-the-enthronement-of-the-sacred-heart