2 edition of Devotion to Sacred Heart found in the catalog.
Devotion to Sacred Heart
Daughters of St Paul
by Pauline Books & Media .
Written in English
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Have devotion to the Sacred Heart all full of love and mercy; through It, demand all that you wish to obtain, by It, offer all your actions because the Sacred Heart is the treasury of all supernatural gifts. The first part of the book is concerned with the motives and what is meant by Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Never has his accidental glory been so much increased as by this means. Hence the remedy for the immense crisis we find ourselves in is devotion to that venerable and most holy Heart capable of restoring true feelings of love, affection and mercy, and the purity of which our times are so needful. They complete each other and develop each other; they blend so perfectly together that one cannot go on without the other and their union is absolute.
A contemporary of St. Margaret Mary], mentioned in the second chapter, for whom Blessed Claude de la Colombiere had such veneration, the great graces which He had attached to the practice of this devotion, told her that it was by a last effort of His love for men that He had resolved to reveal to them the treasures of His Sacred Heart and to give them this devotion which would enkindle the fire of His love in the hearts of the most unfeeling, and inflame the hearts of the least fervent with ardent love. In probably June or July,Margaret Mary claimed that Jesus requested to be honored under the figure of his heart of flesh, also claiming that, when he appeared radiant with love, he asked for a devotion of expiatory love: frequent reception of Communion, especially Communion on the First Friday of the month, and the observance of the Holy Hour. It was necessary, therefore, to find a symbol, and what symbol could be more proper and more natural for love than the heart?
The fourth section consisted of meditations, which I did not read now because they were for specific times and events. Margaret Mary reported feeling "dreadful confusion" over the book's contents, but resolved to make the best of it, approving of the book for the spreading of her cherished devotion. For the same reason, the Church wishing to give us a sensible object for the sufferings of the Son of God which are not less spiritual than His love, represents to us the image of His Sacred Wounds; so that the devotion to the Sacred Wounds is, properly speaking, only a particular devotion to Jesus Christ suffering; in like manner the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a more warm-hearted and ardent devotion towards Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, its principal motive being the extreme love which He shows us in this Sacrament, and the principal object, to make reparation for the contempt and the outrages which He suffers in this same Sacrament. The feast soon spread to other dioceses, and the devotion was likewise adopted in various religious communities. If therefore, we wish to attain that perfection which the adorable Heart of Jesus desires of us, we must make an entire sacrifice of ourselves, and of everything that depends on us, to the Sacred Heart and live entirely for It. It is the Love beyond all Loves!
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Those designs are truly great; therefore you will have much to suffer from the devil, from creatures and from yourself. Bernard of Clairveaux from the Cistercian religious order was the first person to write a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but some people believe that the first person was St.
But He did not tell me that His friends would have nothing to suffer, for He wishes them to make their greatest happiness consist in tasting its bitterness. When we receive the Eucharist, we receive the very heart of Christ.
Margaret Mary was in constant communication with the Souls in Purgatory; our Divine Lord allowed many privileged Souls among them to visit her, to tell her of their great sufferings and what it was that caused them, and to appear to her in glory after their deliverance.
The result of this examination was that no error whatever could be found in the book and no change necessary; the book was removed from the Index, and permission given to publish it in all the languages of the world, as the author had written it. Margaret Mary, "assured me that those who labor for the salvation of souls will have the art of touching the hardest hearts and will obtain marvelous success, if they themselves are animated with a tender devotion to His Divine Heart.
It is common in Roman Catholic services and occasionally is to be found in Anglican services. He then disclosed to her the wonders of his love, telling her that wanted them known to all mankind and to spread the treasures of his goodness, and that he had chosen her for this work.
The thought of all the ingratitude and all the outrages which He was to receive in this state of immolated Victim until the end of time did not prevent Him from operating this prodigy; He preferred to expose Himself each day to the insults and opprobrium of men rather than be prevented from testifying, by working the greatest of all miracles, to what excess He loved us.
For the same reason, the Church wishing to give us a sensible object for the sufferings of the Son of God which are not less spiritual than His love, represents to us the image of His Sacred Wounds; so that the devotion to the Sacred Wounds is, properly speaking, only a particular devotion to Jesus Christ suffering; in like manner the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a more warm-hearted and ardent devotion towards Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, its principal motive being the extreme love which He shows us in this Sacrament, and the principal object, to make reparation for the contempt and the outrages which He suffers in this same Sacrament.
IV, Cap. In spite of all sorts of obstacles, and of the slowness of the Holy Seewhich in imparted indulgences to the Confraternities of the Sacred Heart and, ingranted the feast to the Visitandines with the Mass of the Five Wounds, but refused a feast common to all, with special Mass and Office.
Margaret Mary[ change change source ] The most significant source for the devotion to the Sacred Heart in the form it is known today was a nun of the religious congregation of the Visitation of Mary Saint Margaret Mary Alacoquewho claimed to have received visions of Jesus Christ.
Margaret Mary had foretold: she died before the end of the year; her death removed an obstacle to speaking freely about the revelations which she had received, and permitted Father Croiset to include an account of her life and the favors which she had received; the book was published as soon as possible during the year after her death; God was very much glorified by it, for in a short time it was the means of spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart to the ends of the earth; and finally it was a cause of great trouble and suffering to Father Croiset himself, for after being translated into most of the continental languages and enjoying an immense circulation for thirteen years, it was put on the Index by a Decree of the Congregation of the Index of March 11,because the author, though in good faith, had omitted certain formalities required for a book dealing with such an important subject.
What we wish to make clear is that the word "heart" is taken here only in the figurative sense, and that this Divine Heart considered as a part of the adorable Body of Jesus Christ is, properly speaking, only the sensible object of this devotion and that it is nothing less than the immense love which Jesus Christ bears to us which is its principal motive.
And it means bearing our crosses lovingly and patiently. Based on his argument, theologians say the same about the Immaculate Heart of Mary: it is well understood and it is the essence of all devotion to the Blessed Mother.
Margaret Mary reported feeling "dreadful confusion" over the book's contents, but resolved to make the best of it, approving of the book for the spreading of her cherished devotion.
Auguste Martin collection, University of Dayton Libraries The Sacred Heart is often depicted in Christian art as a flaming heart  shining with divine light, pierced by the lance-wound, encircled by the crown of thornssurmounted by a cross, and bleeding.
Nothing of a general movement had been inaugurated, except for similarities found in the devotion to the Five Holy Wounds by the Franciscans, in which the wound in Jesus's heart figured most prominently.
Margaret Mary, but we do not give the full text. The book, then, rests on the authority of Our Lord Himself; as He promised, no change in it was ever found necessary even now, after the lapse of two and a half centuries during which time innumerable books on the devotion have appeared, it still remains the most practical book on the devotion to the Sacred Heart.
By doing so we confess that, after God, it is from the Blessed Virgin that all good comes to us.
Resting on the permission that she had received, she tried once or twice to renew them by opening the lines with a knife; but not succeeding according to her liking, she determined to apply fire. He gave her His Sacred Heart as a pledge of His love, as a place of refuge during her life and as her consolation at the hour of her death.
Bernard , full of these sentiments, always spoke of the Sacred Heart of Jesus as an inexhaustible source of all blessings: "O most sweet Jesus;' he cries out, "what riches Thou hast contained in Thy Sacred Heart, and how easy it is for us to enrich ourselves, when we possess in the Blessed Eucharist this infinite treasure.
They are not even a summary of them, but are rather a selection of those promises best calculated to arouse sentiments of love for Our Lord in the hearts of the faithful and to induce them to practice the devotion. The wounds and crown of thorns allude to the manner of Jesus' deathwhile the fire represents the transformative power of divine love.
He promised that He would pour out in abundance into the hearts of all those who would honor His Heart all the gifts with which It is filled, and that everywhere this image is exposed and honored, it would draw down all kinds of blessings.After serving as St.
Margaret Mary's spiritual director fromhe was able to write his The Devotion to the Sacred Heart as intimately familiar with our Lord's particular revelations to the saint.
Father Croiset's work was originally published by The Radio Replies Press Society, Minnesota, and received the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur circa /5(34).
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Sacred Heart of Jesus. Religious Organization. Glory be to the Holy hildebrandsguld.comers: K. The Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer Book covers all aspects of this devotion, including its connection with the Holy Eucharist, Divine Mercy, the Precious Blood of Jesus, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Catholics of all ages will treasure this prayer book and find that it brings them closer to the Sacred Heart. On May 8,the devotion to the Sacred Heart was formally approved by Pope Pius IX; and 26 years later – on July 21, – Pope Leo XIII urgently recommended that all bishops throughout.
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