Solemnity of the Sacred Heart

“I will bless every place in which an image of my Sacred Heart is exposed and honoured” This is one of the 12 beautiful promises of the Sacred Heart.  At the end of this novena, to celebrate this Solemnity, we invite everyone to “enthrone” the image of the Sacred Heart, giving Him a special place […]

Day 9: Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who trust in you We can place our hope in the Heart of Christ. That Heart, the invocation says, is salvation “for those who trust in Him”. The Lord himself the night before His passion as the apostles to have trust in Him. “Do not let your hearts be […]

Day 8: Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness We desire to draw near to this fountain of living water. We all desire to drink from the divine Heart which is the fountain of life and holiness. In it we are given the Holy Spirit, who is constantly given to all who draw near to Christ, […]

Day 7: Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus, patient and most merciful Is it not perhaps the Heart of Him who, “went about doing good” to all (Acts 10:38)? Of Him who made the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the dead to be raised up and the poor to have the Good News preached to them (LK7:22)? Is […]

Day 6: Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts In this way Christ is king of hearts. He never wanted to be temporal sovereign on the throne of David.  He wished only for that kingdom which is not of this world and which, at the same time, is rooted in this world through the truth […]

Day 5: Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus, overflowing with goodness and love The heart of Jesus is a burning furnace of love”, because charity has something of the nature of fire, which burns and blazes to illuminate and heat.  At the same time, in the sacrifice of Calvary the heart of the Redeemer was not destroyed by the fire […]

Day 4: Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of charity “Furnace of charity”. A furnace burns and, in burning, it consumes everything, be it wood or other easily combustible substances.  The Heart of Jesus, the human heart of Jesus burns with love which fills it; and this is love for the eternal Father and love for mankind, for his […]

Day 3: Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The heart of Jesus, holy temple of God; heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High. Heart of a man like many, many other human hearts and, at the same time, heart of God the Son. If therefore it is true that every man “dwells”, in some way, in his heart, then in the heart […]

Day 2: Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty. This heart is our alliance.  This heart is the greatest closeness of God regarding human hearts and human history. This heart is the wonderful “condescension” of God: the human heart which pulsates with divine life: the divine life which pulsates in the human heart. In the most holy Eucharist, with […]

Day 1: Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God. The expression ‘Heart of Jesus’ immediately calls to mind the humanity of Christ, and emphasizes the richness of his feelings, his compassion towards the sick; his preference for the poor; his mercy towards sinners; his tenderness towards children; his strength in denouncing hypocrisy, pride, violence; […]