A letter to the faithful at the end of the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Please pause, ponder, and reflect on the powerful words from Bishop Earl Fernandes on the importance of the Sacred Heart. He shares about this devotion, how he has witnessed it lived out in his life, and affirms the work we do at the Sacred Heart Enthronement Network, found at WelcomeHisHeart.com, to promote this devotion and the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart.
Here in the Diocese of Columbus, there has been a re-emergence of devotion to the Heart of Jesus. Bishop Campbell, my venerable predecessor, re-consecrated the Diocese to the Sacred Heart. Many families have begun once more to enthrone the Sacred Heart of Jesus in their homes, and the Sacred Heart Enthronement Network is based here. An annual Sacred Heart Congress is held in the Diocese.
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus has been an anchor in the spirituality of Catholics for many centuries. St. Gertrude the Great speaks of this devotion some nine hundred years ago. We are certainly familiar with the events in Paray-le-Monial in France in the seventeenth century when St. Margaret Mary Alacoque saw, touched and spoke with Jesus about his desire to have his heart venerated as a sign of his love for us and his desire for us to love him. St. Claude Colombiere supported St. Margaret Mary, and St. John Eudes succeeded in establishing the liturgical Feast of the Sacred Heart, which was extended to the universal Church in 1856.BISHOP EARL FERNANDES
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