Sacred Heart of Jesus
The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a special form of devotion to Jesus Christ. Jesus took a perfect human nature and our weak human body, with the object of revealing to us, in the clearest possible manner, His infinite love for us. His Heart is a symbol of the infinite love He has for us all and with which He embraces all mankind.
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is discussed in the writings of St. bonaventure, St. Gertrude and St. Francis de Sales, but is popularly associated with St. margaret Mary Alacoque,(1647-1690). In the "Great Apparition", Christ appeared to this French nun and showed her His wounded Heart and said, "Behold, this Heart burning with so great a love for man."
Today, devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is aimed at the triumph of the Catholic faith and at a strong defense of Christian morals. Through our devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we express our own love of God for us, we give thanks for God's love and we live so as to imitate God's love for all in our daily life. Pius XI wrote of this devotion, "Indeed, it more easily leads our minds to know Christ, the Lord intimately and more effectively turns our hearts to love Him more ardently and to imitate Him more perfectly."
A special Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated each year on the Friday following the octave of the Feast of Corpus Christ (the first Thursday after Trinity Sunday). This year, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is Friday, June 15, 2012.
May Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Elementary School be an extension of God's sovereign kingdom "of truth and life; the kingdom of grace and holiness; the kingdom of justice, love and peace."
Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus