"There is no surer means of attaining perfection than to be consecrated to the Heart of Jesus. If therefore, we wish to attain that perfection which the adorable Heart of Jesus desires of us, we must make an entire sacrifice of ourselves, and of everything that depends on us, to the Sacred Heart and live entirely for It."
- St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
As we leave the blessed month of Our Lady, we turn our attention to the June - the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. No one knew Our Lord more intimately than His Blessed Mother - every beat of His heart, what made Him ache, the causes of His joys and sorrows, and every tender feeling He experienced.
In imitation of Our Lady, we are called to this same intimate union with the Divine and Sacred Heart of Jesus. Though His heart was always open, a lance pierced His holy flesh and precious heart, creating the wound which would become a refuge to all men. In an outpouring of mercy and grace, Our Lord invites us to hide ourselves within these wounds, to place our wounds in His. In merciful love, Our Lord takes our wounds into Himself and offers them to the Father in union with His sacrifice on the cross.
Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, to Thee I consecrate and offer up my person and my life, my actions, trials, and sufferings, that my entire being may henceforth only be employed in loving, honoring and glorifying Thee. This is my irrevocable will, to belong entirely to Thee, and to do all for Thy love, renouncing with my whole heart all that can displease Thee.