12 Promises of the Sacred Heart card
The 12 Promises of the Sacred Heart card is a compliment to the Sacred Heart of Jesus picture. It is relevant for households to know how precious this gift is.
This traditional image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus would make a beautiful addition to any home. Also it reminds us of the true heart of the home, the love of God. In addition, in Ireland, we believe that a Sacred Heart picture in the home brought blessings on the home and the family that lived there.
St Margaret Mary Alacoque of the Visitation Convent at Paray-le-Monial in Paris was a French Roman Catholic nun and mystic. She promoted devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in its modern form. The Lord taught her that His heart burned with love for us. Also He desired a Sacred Heart picture be placed in a prominent position in every home. He promised many blessings on the homes that would comply with His wishes.
The chief features of St Margaret Mary’s devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus being reception of Holy Communion on the first Fridays of each month, Eucharistic adoration during a “Holy Hour” on Thursdays. And also the celebration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart.
Devotion to the Sacred Heart
The devotion to the Sacred heart was officially recognised 75 years after Alacoque’s death. Margaret Mary was canonised by Pope Benedict XV in 1920. In his 1928 encyclical Miserentissimus Redemptor, Pope Pius XI affirmed the Church’s position regarding the credibility of her visions of Jesus Christ. Furthermore, He spoke of Jesus as having “manifested Himself” to Saint Margaret Mary and having “promised her that all those who rendered this honour to His Heart would be endowed with an abundance of heavenly graces”.
The devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus spread quickly throughout the world. In Ireland there is a very strong tradition in our Catholic homes of venerating the Lord’s Sacred Heart picture. The image is placed at the entrance to the house or in the main living room.
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