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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sacred Heart of Jesus

May 30 is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The history behind this comes from St. Mary Margaret Alacoque whom God chose to reveal the devotion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to in 1675. She was born in France and consecrated her heart to Jesus while she was still a child. She joined the Visitation Order of nuns at the age of twenty-three. She suffered many trials for her great love of Jesus. St Mary Margaret Alacoque with Father de la Colombiere, were used by God to bring about the institution of the Feast of the Sacred Heart. In 1690 she died.

Lord Jesus, let my heart never rest until it finds You, who are its center, its love, and its happiness. By the wound in Your heart pardon the sins that I have committedwhether out of malice or out of evil desires. Place my weak heart in Your own divine Heart,continually under Your protection and guidance, so that I may persevere in doing good and in fleeing evil until my last breath.

Amen. --St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

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