Cardinal Burke Speaks Lovingly of Devotion to Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today, as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I invite you to take two minutes to watch this video of Cardinal Raymond L. Burke speaking with great affection regarding his family’s devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus:

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

In the video, Cardinal Burke suggests enthroning an image of the Sacred Heart in our homes. Although I am a life-long Catholic, this devotion is not something my family has had in our home. Today, I spent some time seeking and found this wonderful explanation of how to enthrone the Sacred Heart in our homes at I am praying about the possibility of bringing this devotion into my home, but from reading the materials online it obviously requires a tremendous family commitment. I would love to hear from families who have committed themselves to this devotion.

A question for you: Has your family formally made the commitment to enthrone the Sacred Heart of Jesus in your home? What blessings has this devotion brought you?

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  • Christine

    There is no tremendous commitment required–simply have a priest enthrone him, and expose the Sacred Heart image in a prominent place in your home. There are no special daily prayers required at all. We did the enthronement several years ago, and we know Our Lord watches over our home and family in a special way.

  • Christine

    I’m a different Christine, but ditto for me. I live alone and had my home enthroned shortly after I moved in. There is a special prayer I pray during the month of June (month of the Sacred Heart), but that is optional.

  • Sara

    I know there are several “varieties” of Enthronements out there—sometimes the priest will just come at the drop of a hat and do it. The program we did involved an entire month of family prayer before the enthronement. It was so hard to find the time every day, because the enemy is doing his work, and there were other forms of spiritual warfare, but it has been the best thing we ever did. Not that we’re all particularly holy, but we say the morning offering and then renew our consecration nightly as a family. For me, I just have great trust that whatever mistakes I’ve made as a mother and whatever choice my children make, they will be saved in the end through this consecration.