02 June 2012

Devotion for June: The Sacred Heart of Jesus

2 JUNE 2012. In the month of June, the Church celebrates and commends to the faithful the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In our devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which is in substance identified with devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, the faithful focus on the Heart of flesh that beat within the chest of Jesus: the Heart that was formed at the moment of His incarnation in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary; the Heart that was pierced on Calvary; and the Heart that now sits enthroned in Heaven at the right hand of the Father for all eternity.

Christ, the Word of God that was present in the beginning, humbled Himself to take on human flesh through the adorable and Blessed Virgin Mary. Taking on a heart of flesh, He gave of Himself in His very nature, by descending to the depths of humanity, in our very existence in the flesh, so that He may exalt humanity to heights of heaven: out of love for us. Love that is unblemished, unconcerned with self, unfailing, and unalterable. This love is and was the focus of the Sacred Heart, which is still the salvation given for humanity today and forever.


  1. Trying to find this particular icon, higher resolution. Or to buy it mounted on wood... you haven't seen it available anywhere have you?