June 11, 2017

Sacred Heart of Jesus Noven 2017 Begins June 14th

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated 19 days after Pentecost. We will begin praying this novena on Wednesday, June 14th. During this novena, we will reflect on Jesus' love for all of us as we pray for our hearts to be conformed to His Sacred Heart. By conforming ourselves to Christ's will we can live more perfectly in imitation of our Lord. This requires both conversion and reparation.

When we say this novena together, we pray to transform ourselves to love as Jesus Christ does. In the words of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque" "Since love makes lovers one in likeness, if we love, let us model our lives on His." The goal in praying this novena is to unite ourselves with Christ in all that we do, referring everything to His glory, and accepting all sufferings and difficulties as something to bring us even closer to the love He shares with us — with a real and physical heart, symbolizing his eternal charity. His Sacred Heart is now glorified in heaven.

Saint John Paul II named the feast of the Sacred Heart the "World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests". While praying the Sacred Heart novena, please include priests in your prayers, Sacred Heart of Jesus open our hearts to You.

Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we, who glory in the Heart of your beloved Son and recall the wonders of his love for us, may be made worthy to receive an overflowing measure of grace from that fount of heavenly gifts. Through our Lord Jesus Christ who reigns with you and with the Holy Spirit one God forever. Amen.

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