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June is the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

In the year of St Joseph

 

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of the most popular Catholic devotions. Although it was beloved in previous centuries, Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1673, showing her a vision of the now-famous image of His Sacred Heart, surrounded by flames. He said to her: “My Heart is so full of love for men that It can no longer contain the flames of Its burning love. I must discover to men the treasures of My Heart and save them from perdition." She was given the special mission to spread devotion to His Sacred Heart throughout the Church. Jesus gave St. Margaret Mary many promises associated with this devotion, and requested that a feast day in honor of His Sacred Heart be instituted on the Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi. In 1856, the Feast of the Sacred Heart was spread to the Universal Church, and in 1899 Pope Leo XIII solemnly consecrated all mankind to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, calling it “the great act” of his pontificate.

 

 

An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

Most sweet Jesus, humbly kneeling at Thy feet,
we renew the consecration of our family to Thy Divine Heart.
Be Thou our King forever!
In Thee we have full and entire confidence.
May Thy spirit penetrate our thoughts,
our desires, our words and our deeds.
Bless our undertakings, share in our joys, in our trials, and in our labors.
Grant us to know Thee better,
to love Thee more,
to serve Thee without faltering.

 

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Feasts in the Month of
June

 

1. Justin, Memorial
2. Marcellinus and Peter, Opt. Mem.
3. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Memorial
5. Boniface, Memorial
6. Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Solemnity
9. St. Ephrem, Memorial
11. Sacred Heart of Jesus, Memorial
13. Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
19. Romuald, Opt. Mem.
20. Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time; Father's Day, Sunday
21. Aloysius Gonzaga, Memorial
22. Paulinus of Nola; John Fisher and Thomas More, Opt. Mem.
24. Solemnity of St. John the Baptist, Solemnity
26. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, Opt. Mem.
27. Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday
28. Irenaeus, Memorial
29. Peter and Paul, Solemnity
30. First Martyrs of the Church of Rome,
Opt. Mem.

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