The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated on the Friday following the Second Sunday after Pentecost. Thus, we have the Feast of Corpus Christi which we celebrated on the Thursday following Trinity Sunday, preparing us for today’s feast, in which we honor the Sacred and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom Come! Thy will be done!
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom Come! Thy will be done!

In Matthew 11, verses 27-30, we read,  “All things are delivered to Me by My Father. And no one knoweth the Son, but the Father: neither doth any one know the Father, but the Son, and he to whom it shall please the Son to reveal Him. Come to Me, all you that labour, and are burdened, and I will refresh you. Take up My yoke upon you, and learn of Me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. For My yoke is sweet and My burden light.” Matthew 11, 16-30. 

At the time of Jesus’ Passion and Death, John tells us, “But one of the soldiers with a spear opened His side, and immediately there came out blood and water. And he that saw it, hath given testimony, and his testimony is true. And he knoweth that he saith true; that you also may believe.” John, 19, 34-35.

St. John uses the term “opened” so that we may understand that by His suffering and death, Jesus opened His Heart to us, pouring forth grace and mercy in infinite profusion.

Again, in John, Chapter 10, verse 9, “I am the door. By Me, if any man enter in, he will be saved.” In his book, Divine Intimacy, Father Gabriel tells us that, “This door is His Heart, which, wounded for us, has brought us into life. By love alone can we penetrate this mystery of infinite love, but not any kind of love will suffice. As St. Paul says, we must, ‘be rooted and founded in charity.’ Only thus shall we be able ‘to know…the charity of Christ which surpasseth all knowledge, that [we] may be filled unto all the fulness of God.’ “

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is inseparably linked with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Eucharist. Referring to John’s Gospel of the Crucifixion, Fr. Schmidberger relates that Mary, “standing at the foot of the cross, saw the soldier open the side of her Divine Son from which ‘immediately there came out blood and water -et continuo exivit sanguis et aqua” (John 19:34). This adverb ‘continuo’ gives an immediacy, but also a permanence, a continuity, to an action or event. From the heart of our Redeemer flow streams of mercy and grace continually until the end of time. How do they flow? From  the sacrificial altars of our sanctuaries. The Sacred Heart of Jesus is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.” (Father Schmidberger, The Theology and Spirituality of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.)

There is no way out of the present crisis in the Church but for the Church to turn away from the modernist liturgy and errors of dogma that characterize the post Vatican church and return to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. And this cannot happen without the merciful intervention of Our Savior Himself. And so on His feast day, I continue to pray the forgotten prayer of Fatima:

“Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I adore Thee profoundly, and I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of the same Son Jesus Christ present in the Tabernacles of the world, in reparation for all the sacrileges, outrages, and indifferences by which He Himself is offended. Through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.”

Also, we pray always the beautiful prayer of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque:

Consecration to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

O Sacred Heart of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to Thee I consecrate and offer up my person and my life, my actions, trials and sufferings, that my entire being may henceforth only be employed in loving, honoring and glorifying Thee.

This is my irrevocable will, to belong entirely to Thee, and to do all for Thy love, renouncing with my whole heart all that can displease Thee. I take Thee, O Sacred Heart, for the sole object of my love, the protection of my life, the pledge of my salvation, the remedy of my frailty and inconstancy, the reparation for all the defects of my life, and my secure refuge at the hour of my death. Be Thou, O most merciful Heart, my justification before God Thy Father, and screen me from His anger which I have so justly merited.

I fear all from my own weakness and malice, but placing my entire confidence in Thee, O Heart of Love, I hope all from Thine infinite goodness. Annihilate in me all that can displease or resist Thee. Imprint Thy pure love so deeply in my heart that I may never forget Thee or be separated from Thee. I beseech Thee, through Thine infinite goodness, grant that my name be engraved on Thee, for in this I place all my happiness and all my glory, to live and to die as one of Thy devoted servants. Amen (composed by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque)

Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself has requested devotion to the Immaculate heart of Mary as the sure means to be faithful to Him. Please return to the true Message of Fatima and promote the devotion to others. Resources are the Fatima Center, Christopher Ferrara, John Vennari, and John Salza, all of which may be found in the sidebar.

Remember, pray the Rosary and confound satan!

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done!