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3 Ways to Honor the Sacred Heart this June

Written by Ann Burns

June 2, 2023

When the Villains are Beautiful

It’s June, and no matter what anyone tells you, this month belongs to Christ.  June is the Month of the Sacred Heart. 

This is a beautiful month of hope where we are reminded of the heart “that loved so much.” 

As St. Margaret Mary Alocoque wrote: “We must never be discouraged or give way to anxiety. . . but ever have recourse to the adorable Heart of Jesus.” 

Here are 3 ways to honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus this month (and always):

 

Commit to Making 9 First Fridays 

Even if you didn’t start this month, commit to making the 9 First Fridays Devotion starting this year. 

Christ appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alocoque and asked her to spread the devotion to His Most Sacred Heart.  Part of this was to attend mass on the first Friday of nine months in order to make reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the sinfulness of mankind.  

In order to commit to this devotion, one must attend mass on the First Friday of the month, receive Holy Communion, and go to Confession. 

Our Lord told St. Margaret Mary that those who practice the first Fridays and have a deep devotion to His Most Sacred Heart will receive these promises:

 

  1. I will give them all of the graces necessary for their state of life. 
  2. I will establish peace in their homes. 
  3. I will comfort them in all their afflictions. 
  4. I will be their strength during life and above all during death. 
  5. I will bestow a large blessing upon all their undertakings. 
  6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy. 
  7. Tepid souls shall grow fervent. 
  8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection. 
  9. I will bless every place where a picture of my heart shall be set up and honored. 
  10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts. 
  11. Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out. 
  12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant all to those who communicate on the First Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

Enthrone Your Home to the Sacred Heart 

Enthronement of the Sacred Heart is a beautiful dedication where the family unites and professes that the Sacred Heart of Christ is King of their home.   

In order to do this, an image of the Sacred Heart is enthroned and hung in a place of honor within the home.  The consecration is led by a priest and is a celebratory occasion.  So feast away! 

 

Console His Heart

“Behold this Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to consuming itself to witness its love. And in return, I receive from most of them only ingratitude from their irreverences and their sacrileges and by the coldness and contempt that they have for Me in this sacrament of love…” (p.111).

—Our Lord to Sr. Margaret Mary

Throughout the day, we experience all kinds of annoyances, things that don’t go away, dull tasks, and so forth. This month, develop the habit of offering up each unpleasantry as an act of consolation and love for Jesus. 

We can unite our trials and tribulations to Our Lord’s Passion; these acts of love we can make throughout the day can console Christ for our sins that nailed Him to the Cross. 

“I looked for someone to comfort me, but found no one.” Verse 21 Psalm 68

Mother Teresa was so moved by this verse, she wrote “Be That Person!” Next to it in her Bible. 

Like Mother Teresa, we should all strive to be that person who comforts Christ in His affliction. 

God bless you this June and always!

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