Wednesday, June 01, 2011

June: The month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The Twelve Promises of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary for those Devoted to His Sacred Heart:

•I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.
•I will establish peace in their families.
•I will console them in all their troubles.
•They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and especially at the hour of their death.
•I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
•Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy.
•Tepid souls shall become fervent.
•Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.
•I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.
•I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts.
•Those who propagate this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be effaced.
•The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My heart shall be their assured refuge at that last hour.
"The devotion produces rich fruit and makes a great change in those who are devoted to it and earnestly practice it." - Letters of St. Margaret Mary


  1. Father Joe10:43 AM

    This is my all time favorite painting of the Sacred Heart. I have an old print of it in the rectory and if I could afford to do so I'd pay one of those artist/reproducers to make me an exact replica.

  2. Absolutely wonderful! thanks for posting the promises.

  3. Seriously, just asking, should I cancel my trip to Hedjastory for this, this, this mere approved devotion? Sheesh.

    word verification: ledheds

  4. But seriously, thanks for the reminder. I love this image. I love the Sacred Heart.

  5. I (personally) don't connect with this particular image of the Sacred Heart.

    It looks like he's holding a cupcake.

  6. This is my favorite image of the Sacred Heart.

  7. I'm glad there are so many. Others move me to tears.

  8. Could you show more of the image that I may use it?



  9. Not that it matters one iota, but I agree with Thom. There's something wrong about the nose. Like bad Beverly Hills plastic surgery.
    I guess I prefer images of Jesus where he looks more Semitic.

  10. Thom, a cupcake? Take, eat...quit complaining.

    Julie, now that you mention it.

    Terry, who cares what we think? You like it, you like it.

    Anyone, to clarify what *I* meant I love is the image of the Sacred Heart itself; I love that image of Jesus love and mercy and holiness. This particular rendition of that image, well, you know...

  11. Father Joe8:21 PM

    really disappointed in the flippancy of some of the comments. oh well . . .

  12. Michael - it is the only image I could find - they are all cropped like this.

  13. I think the artist who painted the image attempted to convey the following:

    “Behold the Heart that has so loved men… instead of gratitude I receive from the greater part of mankind only ingratitude..." - Words of Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary

  14. Father Joe5:20 AM

    It was framed that way, hence the oval shape. The image was painted by Pompeo Batoni in 1767; it's actually painted on a sheet of copper. It hangs above the altar in the Sacred Heart Chapel in the Jesuit's Church of the Gesu in Rome.

    Michael -- I have a jpg of it in which it is "squared off" so as to show more. If you give me your email I'll send it to you.

  15. Padre Joe,

    marcos andolini 333 at yahoo dot com

    thank you.



  16. Father Joe10:59 AM

    Pablo, It's on it's way. God bless you!

  17. Ooo! Are we doing favorite Sacred Hearts now?

    Although you,Terry,are always digging up some of the best images. I think you used this Mt.Sinai influenced icon once:


    Sometimes I wish I could search your blog by image, for example,all the Baby Jesus images and their accompanying messages or prayers.


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