Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus

The human heart of Jesus is the heart of God.

For centuries, devotion to the wounded heart of Jesus has allowed faithful Catholics to focus on his passion and death. The Sacred Heart represents his infinite love and mercy for all men.

In 1675, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque had a vision of Jesus’ heart and began to spread the devotion. All of humanity was consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Pope Leo XIII in 1899.

The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated by the Church nineteen days after Pentecost, always falling on a Friday. 

The entire month of June and the first Friday of each month are also dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus consists of love and reparation:

So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him; but when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water.

John 19: 32-34

With a human heart, God loves all men:

His heart is literally on fire with love for you:

Jesus knew and loved us each and all during his life, his agony and his Passion, and gave Himself up for each one of us: “The Son of God. . . loved me and gave himself for me.” He has loved us all with a human heart. For this reason, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, pierced by our sins and for our salvation, “is quite rightly considered the chief sign and symbol of that. . . love with which the divine Redeemer continually loves the eternal Father and all human beings” without exception.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 478

“Make my heart like unto thine.”:

The bond between Jesus’ humanity and his divinity:

More than a metaphor for the love of Jesus:

And since there is in the Sacred Heart a symbol and a sensible image of the infinite love of Jesus Christ which moves us to love one another, therefore is it fit and proper that we should consecrate ourselves to His most Sacred Heart-an act which is nothing else than an offering and a binding of oneself to Jesus Christ, seeing that whatever honor, veneration and love is given to this divine Heart is really and truly given to Christ Himself.

Pope Leo XIII, Annum Sacrum, May 25, 1899

The Cross, fire, thorns and wound of the Sacred Heart:

An indication of who Jesus truly is:

The Truth, Goodness, and Beauty of the Catholic Church

“But because of that sweet woman, I now know Jesus Christ.”:

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