1. Do you need to be “Holy” to have your home enthroned to the Sacred Heart? 

Nope, just a valid marriage, and you only need one parent who desires to do the enthronement and the overall desire to do the will of God in your life! Jesus says in Matthew 7: 7-8 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Jesus wants us to seek Him out and we will be amazed at the life he can offer us!

2. What if my children are young and have a hard time sitting still or praying? 

The goal of this devotion is to welcome Christ into your heart and home, Christ is always there for us and wants to meet us where we are at and lead us. How your children behave does not prevent the Enthronement from taking place. 

3. What if my teens or family members are not practicing the faith?

We learn in the promises that “I will bless the homes in which the image of My Sacred Heart shall be exposed and honored.” Even if not all the members are practicing the Catholic faith all are blessed when the parents or head of the household decide to Enthrone Jesus as King, Savior, and Friend. 

4. What if I do not have a missionary where I live? 

No problem, just order a self-guided enthronement kit and we can walk you through the process. Consider asking your local parish priest to join your family for this special event and or get the images Blessed ahead of time. 

5. Why do I need to Enthrone an Image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in my home?

  • The request is directly from Jesus Himself. He told St. Margaret Mary of Alacoque that He would bless each home where a picture of His Sacred Heart is exposed and honored.
  • As the family/household receives Jesus in the Eucharist at Holy Mass, Jesus desires through His Image to remain present spiritually in their home, “the domestic church.”
  • The Image of the Sacred Heart is more than just a picture. It is meant to draw us toward God and enlighten our soul with Divine Truths.

6. How is an Enthronement done in my home?

Obtain a booklet that will prepare you for the Enthronement.

On the day of the ceremony, the head of the family/individual carries the Image of the Sacred Heart to His place of honor in the home.

After the Image has been set in a place of honor, the family/individual publicly consecrate’s themselves to Jesus Christ.

The Enthronement covenant is signed.

The family/individual celebrates together as the work of the restoration of society begins with their family/household.

7. Is it possible to go through the Enthronement and Consecration of the family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus without my family being present or indeed without their consent? 

The Enthronement is on behalf of your whole family, living and deceased. We look to the Promises of the Sacred Heart that states, “I will pour out abundant blessings on their undertakings; I will give peace to their families, and I will bless the homes in which the image of My Sacred Heart will be exposed and honored.” 

We do not believe “family” is reserved for those who live in your house, the family is your blood-line… the family is your children. Enthronement is a great way to gain new peace and graces for your family!

8 What is the Difference between Enthronement and Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus?

A consecration to the Sacred Heart is a prayer by which one sets apart themselves as belonging to the Sacred Heart.

An Enthronement is an action, involving prayer, by which one inaugurates the beginning of Jesus having a throne in the life of someone or a family.

They are related yet distinct. A consecration is what we do to belong to the Lord, an Enthronement is what we invite the Lord to do to us. To make us His by our acknowledging Him as King, Brother, and Friend.

9. Why the heart?  Why focus on the heart of Jesus?  The Catechism of the Catholic Church summarizes the Catholic view of the centrality of one’s heart to prayer, faith, love, and action. “The heart is our hidden center, beyond the grasp of our reason and of others; only the Spirit of God can fathom the human heart and know it fully. The heart is the place of decision, deeper than our psychic drives. It is the place of truth, where we choose life or death.” (2)   Therefore, the heart of Jesus, the sinless Son of God, is the perfect source of truth, life, and love.

10. Are the Promises Safe to Believe in?

  1. They have been approved and cited by the Church.
  2. They have been fulfilled many times in the life of all kinds of people- the laity and religious. 
  3. Fr. Karl Rahner-“Taken in their entirety, these promises affirm and offer no more than Our Lord Himself promise in the Gospel to absolute Faith. What is new in these promises therefore not their content, but the circumstances of their fulfillment, in fact, that what has already been promised in substance in the Gospels is now attached precisely to devotion to the Sacred Heart. 

** Understanding the Heart by Fr. Francis Larkin, SS.CC. 

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