"Behold this Heart which has so loved men..."
A blessed and joyful Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus to you!
Following closely on the Feasts of the Most Holy Trinity and the Most Precious Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, this feast continues to emphasize the loving action of God in our lives. Today, the Church in her liturgy puts before us the Heart of the Word made flesh that we may better come to know, love, and adore our loving Savior.
"Never doubt the tenderness of the Heart of Jesus. We have offended Him, grieved Him, but He holds out His arms to forgive us and press us to His Heart. The devil would have us condemned, but Jesus saves us by His Cross."~ Raphael Cardinal Merry del Val
Personal Act of Consecration
to the Sacred Heart
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, filled with infinite love, broken by my ingratitude, pierced by my sins, yet loving me still; accept the consecration that I make to Thee of all that I am and all that I have. Take every faculty of my soul and body. Draw me, day by day, nearer and nearer to Thy Sacred Heart, and there, as I can bear the lesson, teach me Thy blessed ways. Amen.
Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O most holy Heart of Jesus, Fountain of all good, I adore Thee, I love Thee, and, being deeply sorry for my sins, I offer Thee this my poor heart. Make it humble, patient, pure, and in all things conformed to Thy desires.
Grant, O good Jesus, that I may live in Thee and for Thee. Protect me in dangers, console me in affliction, give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, Thy blessing in all my undertakings, and the grace of a holy death. Amen.
Heart of Jesus, Heart most holy,
All on fire with love for me,
Make me gentle, make me lowly,
Make, oh make me like to Thee!