Thursday, 19 June 2014

Novena for the Feast of the Sacred Heart: 19 - 27 June 2014

Pope Francis reminded us this month that we are invited to pray to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Statue of the Sacred Heart, National Shrine of Saint Jude
At the end of his General Audience last week, the Holy Father urged the thousands gathered in a hot St. Peter's Square to turn to Jesus' heart, explaining that this devotion teaches the young to love intensely; the sick to be strong and to carry the cross of their suffering with patience; and the newly married to build their family on the foundations of the faithfulness and love of God.

The following novena from the National Shrine of Saint Jude is for the nine days leading up to the Feast of the Sacred Heart, which falls on 27 June. You may pray the novena in private, with your friends or family, or in a group:

Merciful God,
we rejoice in the gifts of love
we have received from the
heart of Jesus your Son.
Open our hearts to share his life
and continue to bless us with his love.

We ask this through
our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Make your special request now

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

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