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Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion

In the 17th century our Lord appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and promised eternal salvation to those who will receive Holy Communion on nine consecutive First Fridays in honor of His Sacred Heart. Our Lord revealed that wherever the image of His Sacred Heart was exposed and given special honor, great blessings and graces would abound. One way to accomplish this goal is to do a formal enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the home. It is very simple act that will bring countless blessings to the family.   

The Enthronement is more than a blessing of the Sacred Heart of Jesus picture for the home. It is the dedication of a person and family to the Divine Heart of Jesus, to live in union with Him by love, grace and obedience to His Commandments. The Enthronement brings countless graces and blessings, as enumerated in the Twelve Great Promises made to St. Margaret Mary. The Sacred Heart feast day is celebrated on the Friday following the feast of Corpus Christi which is two weeks following Pentecost Sunday.

The following is a prayer of consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus:

O most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of mankind, behold us prostrate most humbly before Thy altar.

To Thee we belong; Thine we wish to be; and, that we may be united to Thee most closely, we dedicate ourselves each one of us today to Thy most Sacred Heart. Many have never known Thee, many, despising Thy commands, have rejected Thee. Have pity on them, most merciful Jesus, and draw all men to Thy Sacred Heart. Rule, O Lord, not only over the faithful who never have gone away from Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee, and make them return quickly to their Father's house, lest they perish of misery and hunger. Rule over those who have been misled by error, or separated by schism, and call them back to the haven of truth and the unity of faith, so that there may be soon be one fold and one Shepherd.

Lastly, rule over all who are sunk in the old superstition of the Gentiles, and vouchsafe to bring them out of darkness into the light and kingdom of God. Give to Thy Church, O Lord, safety and sure liberty; give to all nations peace and order; and grant that, over the whole earth from pole to pole, may resound the words, "Praise be to the Divine Heart through which was brought to us salvation, glory and honor be it forever." Amen.

(A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who piously recite this Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. A plenary indulgence is granted if it is recited publicly on the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King.)



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