The month of June is dedicated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and on June 19 this year, we celebrate the Great Feast of the Sacred Heart. This powerful devotion is an opportunity for us to “reset” our hearts to be more like His Heart every day.
Catholics are invited to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart. This Litany is one of six other litanies that are approved for public use by the Church and is often prayed during First Friday services. Lord, have Mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. God our Father in Heaven, Have Mercy on us…
True contemplative prayer does not come easily. This is not because God made mental prayer inherently difficult, but because of our fallen state. We are too prone to have our prayer life revolve around us. But there is a way to break out of this state. Father Mateo Crawley, a great apostle of Sacred Heart Enthronement, advises in his book Jesus, King of Love, that “we must pray as we love; as a child speaks to his mother, lovingly and simply.” This level of prayer takes time as God transforms our self-centered focus to the self-giving love of the Trinity.
During the days and weeks leading up to the Feast of the Sacred Heart, we are invited to come to appreciate the Heart of Jesus and come to love His Most Sacred Heart. T
Consecration to the Blessed Mother.
There are many practices and devotions that have been suggested over the centuries to live outdevotion to the Sacred Heart. You could easily wear yourself out trying to follow all of these devotions. It is better to put in place a few devotions and practice them consistently than to try to run a marathon of many devotions – hoping that one of them will be the “breakthrough”.
Taking a deeper look at understanding the symbols and meaning of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Here are some guidelines to welcome the Sacred Heart into your home during this time of sickness and uncertainty.
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