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Sacred Heart 

When St. Gertrude had experienced so vividly the tender love of the Sacred Heart, she asked of St. John the apostle in one of her many visions: “Why hast thou spoken so little in thy Gospel of the loving secrets of the Heart of Jesus?” His answer was as follows: “The language of the blissful pulsations of the Sacred Heart is reserved for latter times, that the time-worn world, grown cold in the love of God, may be warmed up by hearing of such mysteries.”

About four hundred years later, the Sacred Heart offered Itself as “the last gift to mankind,” through a series of apparitions granted to a humble sister who became known as St. Margaret Mary. His message was one of love, asking for love in return and reparation for the neglect and offenses committed against His most Sacred Heart. He asked that the devotion be propagated, and so it was, especially when the Church instituted a Feast of the Sacred Heart on the Friday after the octave of the Feast of Corpus Christi. The devotion has become central to the Catholic Faith, producing many expressions of love for the Sacred Heart, such as the carrying of the Sacred Heart badge, or the enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the home.

More can be read here about this important devotion and the famous Promises of Our Lord to those who practice it.

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