Margaret Mary Alacoque and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart

July 7, 2013Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus  ”Behold the Heart that has so loved men … instead of gratitude I receive from the greater part (of mankind) only ingratitude …” Devotion to the wounded heart of Jesus has its origins in the eleventh century, when pious Christians meditated on the Five Wounds of Christ.  There grew up among the faithful  prayers to the Sacred Heart, prayers to the Shoulder Wound of Christ—private devotions which helped Christians to focus on the passion and … [Read more...]


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