Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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  1. RosaryWielder

    RosaryWielder Hoping to get into the Illuminative stage soon.

    I have been working developing a devotion to the Sacred Heart for some time now. I got inspired to develop a devotion to the Sacred Heart after hear a talk by Fr. Chad Ripperger on the sin of anger, in which he recommends devotion to the Sacred Heart as means remedying it; as Our Lord's Heart is meek and humble. My devotion to the Sacred Heart still has a lot to be desired, one key practice I try do is say the Chaplet of the Sacred Heart everyday, unfortunately I'm often on and off with the practice and have difficulty staying course. Fortunately, now that the Lord is revealing to me how bad my vices of anger and cynicism are, I have gotten back into the habit saying the chaplet and have even scheduled a chaplet novena leading up to good Friday.


    How to pray the Chaplet of the Sacred Heart

    This devotion to the Sacred Heart is prayed on the regular Marian Rosary of 59 beads.

    On the Crucifix, say the following prayer:

    "Angel of God, my guardian dear,
    To whom God's love commits me here,
    Ever this day be at my side,
    To light and guard, to rule and guide."

    On the first bead (normally the "Our Father"), say:

    "O Eternal Father,
    I offer Thee the Blood,
    Passion and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ
    and the sorrows of Our Blessed Lady
    and St. Joseph in reparation for my sins,
    in suffrage for the souls in Purgatory,
    for the wants of our Holy Church,
    and for the conversion of sinners."

    On the three beads (normally the "Hail Marys"), say:

    "My God, I believe in Thee.
    My God, I hope in Thee.
    My God, I love Thee with my whole heart,
    and for Thy sake I love my neighbor as myself."

    On each of the single beads of the 5 decades, (normally an "Our Father"):

    "Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
    make my heart like unto Thine.
    O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for me."

    On the 5 sets of 10 beads (Normally the "Hail Marys"), say:

    "Sweetest Heart of Jesus,
    I implore, that I may love Thee more and more.
    Sweet Heart of Mary, be thou my salvation."

    When you have concluded, say

    "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,
    I give you my heart and soul.

    Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,
    assist me now and in my last agony.

    Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,
    may I breathe forth my soul in peace with you.”
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  2. RosaryWielder

    RosaryWielder Hoping to get into the Illuminative stage soon.

    You're welcome, I often meditate on the Five Gifts of the Sacred Heart (which one of the Pius Popes gave, but I forget which one) which are, Christ's establishment of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar, His most painful Passion on the Cross, His giving of His Holy Mother to us to be our own Dear Blessed Mother, His establishment of Holy Mother Church, and His sending of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. These our very good things for me, in particular to meditate on, in my effort to overcome cynicism and develop greater hope and gratitude.
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  3. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Guest

    Above the storm-tossed
    sea, It glows comfortingly;
    Sacred Heart glory.


    Keeping this in my mind's eye relaxed me into sleep.
    A "lighthouse" image.
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  4. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Guest

    We put our trust in You.

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  5. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Guest

    A prayer to The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

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  6. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Guest

    Lost lamb beholds the
    Shepherd's loving Heart, repents
    having gone astray.

    This Holy card is uniquely charming.

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  7. AED

    AED Powers

    Lovely! When I was a child we collected Holy cards and kept them in our "daily missles" and traded them with each other sometimes. Thd holy cards of the Blessed Mother were always our favorites.
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  8. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Guest

    Thank you.

    I'm working to find information on pre-20th century Holy card artists.

    But likely that info is scarce, or published in a foreign language.
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  10. ESanti

    ESanti Angels

    We´re starting the month of june, whith is propicious to de Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and also the devotion of the first 9 Fridays. Between all the promises he made to Saint Margaret Mary from December, 1673, is the GREAT promise: "The All powerful love o My heart will granto to ALL those who shall receive communion on the first friday of nine consecutive months de grace of Final Repentance. They shall not die under my despleasures nor without receiving the sacraments; my heart shall be their assured refuge at the last hour." The Divine Heart was then exposed to her, “ a sun, ablaze with a dazzling light.” He also asked for a “solemn act of reparation” for all the offenses and indignities He had received in His sacrament of love, the Holy Eucharist.


    In 1674, Jesus appeared again to St. Margaret Mary. She recorded, “...the Divine Heart was represented to me as upon a throne of fire and flames. It shed rays on every side brighter than the sun and transparent as crystal." The third, and most famous, apparition took place in June 1675.

    What grate promise for this last times. He does no promise the graces to some, by their meriths of faith, but to ALL. It seems that Jesus is pouring down His mercy to those who come and endure in prayer, devotion and works. Of course it´s not a grant of salvation - we must seek sanctity and avoid sin as we avoid the new virus, but its another shield of endurance against these evil times.

    Looking at La Salette, Fatima, Garabandal, Akita, and the scenery that´s in front of us, we may not know how many first fridays we have left :LOL:. If you cannot go to confession or atend to masses due to this pandemic, I would suggest doing the spiritual confession and communion (with the promise to Jesus of doing it sacramentally as long as they are available). Let´s grab the blessings that come from Heaven towards us.

    God Bless you All.

    With my mouth,’ God says, ‘I kiss my own chosen creation. I uniquely, lovingly, embrace every image I have made out of the earth’s clay. With a fiery spirit I transform it into a body to serve all the world.’ Hildegard of Bingen
  11. Chiara

    Chiara Archangels

    I think I mentioned this once in another thread, I just so happened to finish 9 First Friday and 5 First Saturdays in March, right before everything shut down.
    I also did the Consecration to St. Joseph with the Father Calloway book that came out this year and finished that on March 19, which was a day or two after they shut our church down.
    It feels very fortunate I was able to get that all in, like you said, we don't know how many more of these we will have, 9 months from now so much more can happen.
  12. DesertStar7

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    Prayer of Thanksgiving and Praise to the Sacred Heart

    Lord, you deserve all honor and praise,
    because your love is perfect and your heart sublime.
    My heart is filled to overflowing with gratitude
    for the many blessings and graces you have bestowed upon me and those
    whom I love.
    Forever undeserving, may I always be attentive
    and never take for granted the gifts of mercy and love
    that flow so freely and generously from your Sacred Heart.
    Heart of Jesus, I adore you.
    Heart of Jesus, I praise you.
    Heart of Jesus, I thank you.
    Heart of Jesus, I love you forever and always.

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  13. ESanti

    ESanti Angels

    Today we start the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (meditation for this day by Saint Alphonsus)

    The feast day takes place 19 days after Pentecost, on a Friday.

    To be recited for 9 days.

    Novena Prayer to the Sacred Heart

    I. O my Jesus, you have said: 'Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. ' Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of...... (here name your request) Our Father... . Hail Mary... . Glory Be to the Father... .

    Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

    II. O my Jesus, you have said: 'Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. ' Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of...... . (here name your request) Our Father... Hail Mary... . Glory Be To the Father... .

    Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

    III. O my Jesus, you have said: 'Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away. ' Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of... . . (here name your request) Our Father... . Hail Mary... . Glory Be to the Father...

    Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

    O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours.
    Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.
    -- St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

    Padre Pio recited this novena every day for all those who requested his prayers.

    God Bless you All.

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  14. AED

    AED Powers

    I'm in.
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  16. DesertStar7

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    I watched this just now:

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  17. Sanctus

    Sanctus "Pray, pray ,pray!"

    Felt a sudden urge to start praying to the Scared Heart of Jesus about a year ago. When doing the Marian consecration this year I did it through Our Lady to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as recommended by Saint Maximiliian Kolbe.
  18. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Guest

    Last evening I prayed EVERY prayer in this book (excepting novena prayers). Repeat tonight:

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