The Guardian Angel: Sacred Heart of Jesus * Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque


Let's continue praying that we might have hearts that are conformed to Jesus'. Let's pray that we may have more joyful hearts - that we may show the joy that Jesus provides. That we may approach even our crosses with joy. Do a Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and share this with all you love and those that are put into your life. To Jesus through Mary & Joseph, GregoryMary


The message received by the nun, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque of Paray-le-Monial, contains the “Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart,” in which Jesus reveals the graces linked to this devotion. Love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus is directly tied to that of love for the Eucharist. As the great apostle of this devotion, the Jesuit priest Henri Ramiere wrote, “It is in the Eucharist that we truly find the Heart of Jesus nearest to us; it is in the Eucharist that He unites himself in a most intimate way to us, and we to Him.”


Saint Margaret received many mystical gifts and some revelations from Jesus. We list here below the “Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart” which the Lord revealed to the saint:


1. To those devoted to My Sacred Heart, I will give all the graces and helps necessary to their state of life (Letter #141).


2. I will establish and safeguard peace in their families (Letter #35).


3. I will console them in all their afflictions (Letter #141).


4. I will be their sure refuge in life, and above all, at the hour of death (Letter #141).


5. I will pour abundant blessings on all of their labors and undertakings (Letter #141).


6. Sinners will find in My Heart an inexhaustible source of mercy (Letter #132).


7. Lukewarm souls will become fervent with the practice of this devotion (Letter #132).


8. Fervent souls will ascend rapidly to a higher perfection (Letter #132).


9. My blessing will remain in those places in which the image of the Sacred Heart will be displayed and venerated (Letter #35).


10. To all those who labor for the salvation of souls, I will give the grace to be able to convert the hardest hearts (Letter #141).


11. Persons who spread this devotion will have their names written forever in My Heart (Letter #141).


12. To all people who receive Communion on the first Fridays of nine consecutive months, I will give the grace of endless perseverance and of eternal salvation (Letter #86).

“The Church, true minister of the Blood of Redemption, was born from the pierced Heart of the Redeemer, and from that same Heart comes also the grace of the Sacraments in gushing overabundance, which instills eternal life in the children of the Church.” Pope Pius XII


“We desire that all of the people who struggle actively to establish the Kingdom of Jesus in the world, take the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as their banner. [...] Ardently wishing to offer a secure barrier against the impious plottings of the enemies of God and of the Church, and to have families and nations return to the love of God, we do not hesitate to propose devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as the most efficacious school of divine charity, on which charity it is necessary to construct the Kingdom of God in the souls of individuals, in the domestic society and in nations.” (Pope Pius XII, Haurietis aquas, 82-83)


“Jesus is found in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, in which love keeps Him tied like a victim, always ready to be sacrificed for the glory of His Father, and for our salvation. His life is totally hidden from the eyes of the world, which succeed in seeing only the poor and humble appearances of bread and wine. [...] Jesus is always alone in the Blessed Sacrament. Try to never miss any Communion, lest we give great joy to our enemy the devil!” ST. MARGARET MARY ALACOQUE


“The Church wishes to incite the faithful even more to draw near with confidence to this Holy Mystery and to consume ever more hearts in the flames of that divine love with which the Sacred Heart burned when, in His infinite love, he instituted the Most Holy Eucharist.” POPE BENEDICT XV

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.”


Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of… (Mention your Intention Here) Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.


O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.” Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of… (Mention your Intention Here) Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.


O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.” Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of… (Mention your Intention Here) Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.


O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours.

Amen.


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.