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WHEN DID THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Every year, 19 days after Pentecost, the Catholic Church celebrates the
Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
But where did that tradition originate?
Hint: It started early and then Jesus Himself
appeared in the 1670's to request we honor Him this way!
START A NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
The Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was started and made popular by
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.
She was inspired by visions of Jesus to spread this devotion.
This was a favorite prayer of St. Padre Pio and he prayed it every day.
Click below for the Novena Prayers
WANT TO JOIN A FREE STUDY
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SACRED HEART DEVOTION?
"For evangelization today, the Heart of Christ must be recognized
as the heart of the Church:
It is He who calls us
to conversion, to reconciliation.
He who leads
pure hearts and those hungering for justice
along the way of the Beatitudes."
YOU will learn about devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
what it reveals about Christ, and
how we can apply it in our own lives
HOW DID THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS SAVE PEOPLE IN MARSEILLES FROM A TERRIBLE PANDEMIC?
Our Lord revealed to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
for a picture of
His Sacred Heart in everyone's homes
, and small pictures to carry with them.
St. Margaret Mary always kept a Sacred Heart badge with her
and inspired her novices to do the same.
The Badge's popularity increased suddenly
after a dramatic event in Marseilles, France.
Thirty years after the death of St. Margaret Mary,
ravaged by the plagu
One thousand people died each day, raising fears to near panic proportions.
The Bishop of Marseilles asked the city's nuns to make
thousands of Sacred Heart Badges.
He then led a procession to the city's center,
consecrated Marseilles to the Sacred Heart,
and had everybody put on a Badge.
From that moment
not one new case of the plague was reported!