After devoting the month of May to Our Lady, it is only fitting that we should devote the month of June to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The devotion to the Sacred Heart began after the apparitions of Our Lord to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690) in Paray-le-Monial, France in the 17th century. Since then, Catholics have celebrated a feast day in honour of the Sacred Heart on the Friday after the octave of Corpus Christi and dedicated the month of June to the devotion. In 1899, Pope Leo XIII consecrated the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The object of the devotion is the immense love of Jesus for us. We offer our prayers and meditations to His Sacred Heart in reparation for the ingratitude of mankind, for the insults against Him and for the coldness and hard-heartedness of many Catholics.
Worst of all is the profanation of the Eucharist in most Catholic churches around the world by Communion in the hand. When I was a young girl, we knelt at the Communion rail and received the Eucharist on the tongue. Now, at the Novus Ordo church I am forced to attend (because there isn’t a single Tridentine Mass in this country), people queue up and get the Eucharistic deposited in their greasy palms (it’s humid) and pop it into their mouths. Isn’t this sacrilege? I am the only one who kneels in front of the priest and receives the Host on the tongue. I will pray this month that Our Lord ends the horrific practice of Communion in the hand.
Other reasons to devote ourselves to the Sacred Heart: the disgusting sexual abuse committed by priests, coverups of abuse, the heretical pronouncements coming out of the mouths of cardinals, bishops and priests, and from the man who occupies the throne of Saint Peter. These men are keen on feeding the sheep to the wolves. Let’s pray to Our Lord to give them a whack on the head so that they’ll straighten out and do their duty.
This is what I am reading to deepen my devotion to the Sacred Heart. The book is called Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Father John Croiset published in 1863, now in public domain. You can download it for free on the Internet. I got mine from the Amazon Kindle store for 99 cents. There is also a print version.