Today we honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus (read more about this devotion here). If you haven't consecrated
your home by Enthronement of the Sacred
Heart, today is a perfect day to do so! If you've already done so,
it is a good day to renew the consecration.
It is also a good day to pray the Litany of
the Sacred Heart.
A plenary indulgence is granted to those who, under the usual
conditions, publicly make an Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart
on this day.
By the venerable P.
The most sacred devotion, for by it man venerates the holiest
sentiments and emotions of the Heart of Jesus, by which He has
sanctified the Church, glorified His Heavenly Father, and presented
Himself to us as the perfect model of the most exalted sanctity.
The oldest devotion of the holy Church, which, instructed by the great
St. Paul, has at all times recognized the munificence of the Sacred
Heart of Jesus.
The most approved devotion, for the Holy Scriptures everywhere exhort
us to renew our heart by changing our lives, rendering them contrite by
true penance, inflaming them with the fire of divine love, and adorning
them by the exercise of all virtue. Therefore a new heart is promised
on which to remodel our Heart. That Heart can be no other than the
Heart of Jesus, which is given us as an example of all virtue, and
which we must imitate if we wish to be saved.
The most perfect devotion, for it is the: source of all other
devotions; the Heart of Jesus is that inexhaustible treasury from which
the Mother of God and all the saints have drawn their graces, their
life, their virtues, and all spiritual blessings. Filled from this
treasury, other servants of God have instituted different devotions.
The most useful devotion, for in it we have the Fountain of Life itself
before our eyes, from which we can draw directly, and increase in all
virtue by adoring this divine Heart, meditating on its holy desires,
and seeking to imitate it.
The devotion most pleasing to Christ, for by it we honor God, as Christ
requires, in spirit and in truth, because we adore the interior power
of God, seeking to please His heart.
Finally; the most necessary devotion, for its object is that we become
intimately connected as members with Jesus, our Head, that we live by
and according to His spirit, and have only one heart and soul with