Oil dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on prayer cloth
The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus recalls Christ’s love for us.
Devotion to the Sacred Heart goes back to the 11th century. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque had multiple visions of the Sacred Heart between 1673 and 1675.
We believe that Jesus Christ, second person of the Holy Trinity and consubstantial with the Father, entered this world taking on our human flesh– true God became also true man. While Jesus’ heart obviously served a physiological function, spiritually His sacred heart also represents love: the divine love our Lord shares with the Father and Holy Spirit in the Trinity; the perfect, divine love which God has for us; and the genuine human love Christ felt in His human nature.
Throughout the gospel, the outpouring of Jesus’ love from His heart, whether in the miracle stories, the reconciliation of sinners, or the compassion for the grieving.
We must strive to make our hearts like His own, for He said, “Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8).
Even before St. Margaret Mary Alacoque had her visions of the Sacred Heart there was a recorded celebration of this feast. St. Jean Eudes composed the first Office and Mass of the Sacred Heart. The first feast of the Sacred Heart was celebrated on Aug. 31, 1670 in Rennes, France.
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