Jesus said: "Look at this Heart which has loved men so much, and yet men do not want to love Me in return. Through you My divine Heart wishes to spread its love everywhere on earth."(Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, 1675 - Approved by the Church)
"I understand that devotion to the Sacred Heart
is a last effort of His love towards Christians of these latter times,
by proposing to them an object and means so calculated to persuade them
to love Him." (Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque)
This writing is designed as follows:
- Message from the Sacred Heart of Jesus
to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1675 Approved).
- Statement of St. Margaret Mary re: the Sacred Heart and the Latter Times.
- Excerpt from a letter of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque re: the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
- Excerpts of Pope Leo XIII's Encyclical: ANNUM SACRUM - 1899; regarding
Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
- The 12 promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus given to St. Margaret Mary
- End Times prophecy re: the Sacred Heart of Jesus to Mother Maria Rafols
(1815; yet to be approved by the Church)
- 2 prayers of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus - Individuals
- Prayer of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus - Families
- God giving man a new heart - Eze 36:25-27.
- God cleansing our hearts by faith - Act 15:8-9
- Recommended Reading
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
"The sacred heart of Christ is an inexhaustible
fountain and its sole desire
is to pour itself out into the hearts of the humble so as to free them and
prepare them to lead lives according to his good pleasure.
From this divine heart three streams flow endlessly.
The first is the stream
of mercy for sinners; it pours into their hearts sentiments of contrition and
repentance. The second is the stream of charity which helps all in need and
especially aids those seeking perfection in order to find the means of
surmounting their difficulties. From the third stream flow love and light for
the benefit of his friends who have attained perfection; these he wishes to
unite to himself so that they may share his knowledge and commandments and,
in their individual ways, devote themselves wholly to advancing his glory.
This divine heart is an abyss filled with all
blessings, and into the poor
should submerge all their needs. It is an abyss of joy in which all of us can
immerse our sorrows. It is an abyss of lowliness to counteract our
foolishness, an abyss of mercy for the wretched, an abyss of love to meet our
Are you making no progress in prayer? Then
you need only offer God the
prayers which the Savior has poured out for us in the sacrament of the altar.
Offer God his fervent love in reparation for your sluggishness. In the course
of every activity pray as follows: "My God, I do this or I endure that in the
heart of your Son and according to his holy counsels. I offer it to you in
reparation for anything blameworthy or imperfect in my actions." Continue to
do this in every circumstance of life.
But above all preserve peace of heart. This
is more valuable than any
treasure. In order to preserve it there is nothing more useful than
renouncing your own will and substituting for it the will of the divine
heart. In this way his will can carry out for us whatever contributes to his
glory, and we will be happy to be his subjects and to trust entirely in him.
(from a letter by Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque)
Pope Leo XII
"--- To this twofold ground of His power and
domination He graciously allows
us, if we think fit, to add voluntary consecration. Jesus Christ, our God and
our Redeemer, is rich in the fullest and perfect possession of all things:
we, on the other hand, are so poor and needy that we have nothing of our own
to offer Him as a gift. But yet, in His infinite goodness and love, He in no
way objects to our giving and consecrating to Him what is already His, as if
it were really our own; nay, far from refusing such an offering, He
positively desires it and asks for it: "My son, give me thy heart." We are,
therefore, able to be pleasing to Him by the good will and the affection of
our soul. For by consecrating ourselves to Him we not only declare our open
and free acknowledgment and acceptance of His authority over us, but we also
testify that if what we offer as a gift were really our own, we would still
offer it with our whole heart. We also beg of Him that He would vouchsafe to
receive it from us, though clearly His own. Such is the efficacy of the act
of which We speak, such is the meaning underlying Our words.
And since there is in the Sacred Heart a symbol
and a sensible image of the
infinite love of Jesus Christ which moves us to love one another, therefore
is it fit and proper that we should consecrate ourselves to His most Sacred
Heart - an act which is nothing else than an offering and a binding of
oneself to Jesus Christ, seeing that whatever honor, veneration and love is
given to this divine Heart is really and truly given to Christ Himself.
For these reasons We urge and exhort all who
know and love this divine Heart
willingly to undertake this act of piety; ---
Such an act of consecration, since it can establish
or draw tighter the bonds
which naturally connect public affairs with God, gives to States a hope of
better things. In these latter times especially, a policy has been followed
which has resulted in a sort of wall being raised between the Church and
civil society. In the constitution and administration of States the authority
of sacred and divine law is utterly disregarded, with a view to the exclusion
of religion from having any constant part in public life. This policy almost
tends to the removal of the Christian faith from our midst, and, if that were
possible, of the banishment of God Himself from the earth. When men's minds
are raised to such a height of insolent pride, what wonder is it that the
greater part of the human race should have fallen into such disquiet of mind
and be buffeted by waves so rough that no one is suffered to be free from
anxiety and peril? When religion is once discarded it follows of necessity
that the surest foundations of the public welfare must give way, whilst God,
to inflict on His enemies the punishment they so richly deserve, has left
them the prey of their own evil desires, so that they give themselves up to
their passions and finally wear themselves out by excess of liberty. ---
--- We must have recourse to Him who is the
Way, the Truth and the Life. We
have gone astray and we must return to the right path: darkness has
overshadowed our minds, and the gloom must be dispelled by the light of
truth: death has seized upon us, and we must lay hold of life.; that the
splendors of peace be renewed, and swords and arms drop from the hand when
all men shall acknowledge the empire of Christ and willingly obey His word,
and "Every tongue shall confess that our Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of
God the Father" (Philippians ii, II). (Pope Leo XIII's Encyclical: ANNUM
SACRUM - 1899; regarding Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
The 12 Promises of the Sacred
Heart of Jesus
( given to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque - Approved )
The Twelve Promises of Jesus
to Saint Margaret Mary for those devoted to His
1. I will give them all the
graces necessary for their state of life.
2. I will establish peace in their families.
3. I will console them in all their troubles.
4. They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and especially at the hour of their death.
5. I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy.
7. Tepid souls shall become fervent.
8. Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.
9. I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.
10. I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts.
11. Those who propagate this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be effaced.
12. 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.
Mother Maria Rafols
( 1815 - yet to be approved )
"God begs me so insistently to write these
things so that He might enable me
to realize that poor sinners, no matter how obstinate, might, by reading
these writings in the times to come, awake from their profound sleep and
blindness and have recourse to His paternal and merciful Heart. Since they
will be in need of His mercy, because of their ungratefulness they will
forget Him and will even be anxious to obliterate His memory and His Blessed
Name from this world.
"In the very difficult times to come the Sacred
Heart of Jesus shall perform
such wonders in this place (the Mother House of the Sacred Heart at Saragoza,
Spain), so as to win sinners away from their corrupted lives.
"In the times to come such shall be the corruption
of morality in every
social class that My Eternal Father shall be forced to destroy entire cities
should they not reform after His merciful call. So great shall be the
putrefaction that they shall scandalize and pervert even the innocent little
children so dear to My Sacred Heart. When these documents shall be found
(1931) these enormities will be taking place not only in Spain but throughout
the entire world.
"It is also my wish, My daughter, that in My
beloved Spain every province,
city, town and individual be consecrated to My Sacred Heart. Spain shall be
the first nation to be consecrated to My Sacred Heart, but I will not be
satisfied with general consecration. I wish to preside over homes, families,
professor's chairs, schools, offices, shops, and the cupolas of the churches.
In every place I want My beloved sons to see and venerate My image. Even in
the mountains My image shall be exposed. No family shall be established where
My Heart does not preside. I am ready to pour down My graces but I want to be
asked for them with unlimited trust.
"I wish many communions of Reparation. Also
there is the Feast of Christ the
King that shall he instituted by My will, and at the proper time by My
beloved son, Pius XI. I wish that it be surrounded with the greatest possible
solemnity and splendor. I want My kingdom to be spread throughout the entire
world. But in My beloved Spain this Divine fire is to burn with greater
intensity, and from there they will carry it throughout the whole world.
"In the times to come there will be many souls
who will propagate the
devotion to My Divine Heart, and this shall be very agreeable to Me, but
those that must do this the most are the sons of My company, for I have
chosen them principally for this work so pleasing to Me.
"It is My wish that all men visit the Image
of My Most Merciful Heart, and to
those who devoutly carry it on their person, I promise great graces for
"All those who wear My medal devoutly shall
receive My special protection at
the hour of their death.
"Those who wish to obtain the conversion of
sinners shall obtain it from My
Merciful Heart, by asking it through the mediation of My Most Holy Mother. To
all those who seek Me with a lively faith and spirit of prayer, through the
intercession of My Most Holy Mother, My Merciful Heart will give itself. I
shall never refuse any graces which are asked Me through the intercession of
My Most Holy Mother.
"It is My desire also that the Feast of My
Sacred Heart be celebrated
throughout the entire Catholic Church with the greatest solemnity, that it be
made a holy day of obligation and that all the faithful receive Holy
Communion on that day.
"Men offend Me also by the lack of love that
they have for one another; the
rich seek to exploit the poor and the poor rebel against the rich. It is My
wish that there be peace and union and that they have great love one for the
other. There are also many who do not desire to obey the commands of Holy
Mother Church and My Vicar on earth. There are also many who persecute the
Church and seek to destroy Her. Neither priests nor religious are respected,
yet I desire that all be converted and perform acts of satisfaction to
placate the wrath of the Divine Justice of My Eternal Father.
"I desire that priests be a living model of
My image, and that all propagate
devotion to My Divine Heart.
"There is, however, a thing which hurts My
Heart still more, and that is to
be offended, forgotten and despised by souls consecrated to Me. Oh how much
do I love my priests and how meager is their cooperation with My love. I have
called each one of them and I want My priests to be the salt of the earth, to
be holy, and to come to My tabernacle which is forgotten by so many of them.
They forget that I love them with all My heart, that I want to be present in
all their actions. Tell them to visit My tabernacle where I am waiting to
teach and inspire them and to communicate My Spirit to them, so that they may
bring life to many souls. I want them to be very humble, poor, and chaste.
Let them never forget that it is My greatest desire that they love one
another as I have loved them from the beginning and that lack of charity
hurts My Sacred Heart. Let them cover their defects with the cloak of charity
and thus avoid scandalizing the people.
"The Sacred Heart of Jesus was very sad on
account of the offenses which He
continually receives from men by reason of the sacrileges which they commit,
and which they are going to commit during the years when this writing will be
found, and also by reason of the coldness with which those who call
themselves Christians are going to serve Him."
"He, (the Sacred Heart) makes me feel
that, in the times to come, there
shall be in Spain and all over the world, many persecutors of the religion
and of the country, who will be anxious to destroy all good things; and my
sweet Jesus orders me to write these examples of his protection in order that
they may keep up their spirit however big the wars and persecutions might be,
having God with them they have nothing to fear. He will confuse the enemies
of the Church, and many of them shall become zealous apostles, followers of
St. Paul, who will conquer many souls for Him. I do not speak to you for your
benefit, but for other sons of Mine, who one day shall be persecuted, and who
shall be very uncertain and helpless in the combats prepared by the enemy,
who shall try to wipe out not only religion, but even My name from the face
of the earth. This period will begin openly in the year 1931.
"I am ready to pour out many graces upon My
beloved Spain, which shall be
persecuted so severely by Freemasonry. I will not let My faithful sons be
overcome. Spain the beloved of My Blessed Mother, is My first beloved, and I
would destroy all the nations of the world rather than let the Faith
disappear from Spain.
"Many are they who persecute her (the Church)
and seek to destroy her.
Neither priests nor religious are respected, yet they are the select portion
of My Church, and it is I Who receive all these offenses because it is to Me
that they are done. Pray that fortitude be given to the Vicar of Christ (who
shall be greatly persecuted). For My Name, and for My Sake, at all times and
in all places, they (the Jesuits) will be greatly persecuted, as I was, in My
mortal life, and the enemy, jealous of the great good that they do for souls,
will work to make them disappear, but I make it known to you, My daughter,
and through you to all men, that they will prevail until the end of time
despite their enemies, and I will bless greatly the nations and towns who
welcome them with loving good will, and one of these nations I desire to be
My Beloved Spain. I (Mother Rafols) feel that there will be a great religious
persecution, very much like the one we now suffer. Let them have confidence
that all will pass, and when it appears to them that the Lord sleeps He
stands, ever on watch, and when He says 'Enough,' all His enemies shall be
"My Sweet Jesus gave me to understand that
many of His children all over the
world (when these writings shall be found), guided by the infernal spirit,
profaning and destroying temples, demolishing images, and above all, anxious
to destroy His Blessed Name from the face of the earth. At hearing these
things I was terribly stricken, and more yet when the Heart of Jesus and the
Blessed Virgin made me see and feel more clearly, that the evil spirit would
be firmly bent upon Spain, even more than upon any other nation, working
incessantly to destroy the Christian Faith from all its inhabitants, and, in
a special way, they will be anxious to take away, and they will succeed, from
the eyes of the little children so beloved by His Sacred Heart, His Image,
and they will forbid that his Divine doctrine might be taught to them, all
with the infernal purpose that He might be ignored. My Sweet Jesus answered -
'Do not be afraid: whatever means and machinations My unfortunate children
might invent to destroy the faith of Spain, they will not succeed, and I
assure you, for your consolation and tranquility, that for the love of the
just, pure and chaste souls that will always live in Spain, I will reign
until the end of time in it, in a singular manner, and My Image will be
venerated even in the streets and public squares.'
"The greatness and nobility of a nation shall
depend on the faith and
Catholic religion which exists there. If they lose their religion it shall be
destroyed. I give them warning, through you, so that no one may deceive
himself, and so that all may know the way that they must follow if they
desire to please Me. They live apart from Him (His Heavenly Father) from My
Catholic Church, from the orders of My Vicar on earth, and from My
commandments. Oh, that I would find well disposed at least the souls which
are consecrated to Me. But, my daughter, many have abandoned Me, and prefer
their desires, their self-love, their own glory, because of which they live a
very worldly life, and their heart is taken up with these vile things, and
for Me they have no room.
"The offenses that I have received, and those
that I shall yet receive are
many, especially woman, with her immodest dress, her nakedness, her frivolity
and her evil intentions. Because of all this she shall accomplish the
demoralization of the family, and of mankind. Such shall be the corruption of
morality in every social class, and so great unchastity, that My Eternal
Father shall be forced to destroy entire cities should they not reform after
this merciful call.
"Ordinarily the corruption of the family always
has been the origin of the
public calamities, and of the destruction of the Christian Faith; because the
first purpose of our common enemy is the destruction of the Christian family;
once he attains this, the infernal enemy is sure of victory. Therefore the
great evil of these times, and of the even worse than these that shall come,
always has been and always shall be to lose the memory and taste of the
supernatural life, living only for earthly and sinful things."
"When those turbulent and calamitous times
will come, the most powerful means
to give satisfaction to His Eternal Father, will be to invoke His Most Holy
Mother under the invocation of El Pilar, who is the Patroness and Protectrix
of our beloved Spain, and that mental and vocal prayer, meditating on the
Five Sorrowful Mysteries of the most holy rosary will be the most substantial
devotion, and most pleasing to the Virgin of El Pilar, in times of wars,
pestilence and persecutions against our most holy religion." (Mother Maria
Rafols, 1815 - yet to be approved)
Two Acts of Consecration to
the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Prayer #1 :
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Abyss of Mercy and Source of every grace and
blessing, I consecrate and unite myself to You without exception or reserve -
all that I am and all that I have, both temporal and spiritual, past present
and future, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your Mother.
I leave myself entirely at Your disposal with
complete confidence in Your
Mercy and Love and I beg You to look upon this offering of my nothingness
before You and to use me for Your own glory, for the honor of Your Mother and
for the salvation of souls. Help me to seek You alone in all things. Hide
me in the shelter of Your Most Sacred Heart and be my only Consolation and
Grant me the graces I need to joyfully accept
Your Cross daily, to lead a
holy life and to die a holy death in Your service. Help me to trust
completely in Your Mercy and Love and never to fear to humbly throw myself
before the infinite Ocean of mercy which is Your Most Sacred Heart,
especially at those times when I may fail in my faithfulness in Your service.
Through this weak and miserable instrument, may Your Mercy, Love, glory and
power shine forth. Above all, set my poor heart on fire with the Flame of
Love which burns in Your Most Sacred Heart, and teach me how to return love
for Love. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on me - for I place all my
trust in You.
Prayer #2 :
Merciful Jesus, I consecrate myself today and always to Your most Sacred
Heart. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus I implore, that I may ever love You more
and more. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in You! Most Sacred Heart of
Jesus, have mercy on us! Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe in Your love for
me. Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like Your Heart.
Note: Through various contemporary prophets,
we have been told to make the
consecrations daily to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Sacred Hearts of
Jesus, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit; and also to the heart of St.
Consecration of Families to
the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thou didst reveal
to the blessed Margaret Mary
Thy desire to rule over Christian families; behold, in order to please Thee,
we stand before Thee this day, to proclaim Thy full sovereignty over our
family. We desire henceforth to live Thy life, we desire that the virtues, to
which Thou hast promised peace on earth, may flower in the bosom of our
family; we desire to keep far from us the spirit of the world, which Thou
hast condemned. Thou art King of our hearts by our love of Thee alone, with
which our hearts are on fire and whose flame we shall nourish by frequent
reception of the Holy Eucharist. Be pleased, O Sacred Heart, to preside over
our gathering together, to bless our spiritual and temporal affairs, to ward
off all annoyance from us, to bless our joys and comfort our sorrows. If any
of us has ever been so unhappy as to fall into the misery of displeasing
Thee, grant that he may remember, O Heart of Jesus, that Thou art full of
goodness and mercy toward the repentant sinner. And when the hour of
separation strikes and death enters our family circle, whether we go or
whether we stay, we shall all bow meekly before Thine eternal decrees. This
shall be our consolation, to remember that the day will come, when our entire
family, once more united in heaven, shall be able to sing of Thy glory and
Thy goodness forever.
May the immaculate Heart of Mary and the glorious
Patriarch Saint Joseph
vouchsafe to offer Thee this our act of consecration, and to keep the memory
thereof alive in us all the days of our lives.
Glory to the Heart of Jesus, our King and our Father! Amen.
a) The members of a family, on the first occasion
of its consecration to the
Sacred Heart of Jesus, if they recite the above prayer before a likeness of
the Sacred Heart, are granted: an indulgence of 7 years; a plenary
indulgence, if they fulfill the usual conditions.
b) The members of a family, on the renewal
of this consecration each year, if
they make use of the same prayer before a likeness of the Sacred heart of
Jesus, are granted: an indulgence of 3 years; a plenary indulgence, if the
usual conditions are fulfilled.
"I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and
you shall be clean from all your
uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. A new heart I
will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will take out of
your flesh the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put
my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to
observe my ordinances." (Eze 36:25-27) (Also, see Eze 11:19-20; Eze
18:30-32; 1 Sam 10:9 & 1 Kings 3:9-12)
"And God who knows the heart bore witness to
them, giving them the Holy
Spirit just as he did to us; and he made no distinction between us and them,
but cleansed their hearts by faith." (Act 15:8-9)
Sources & Links
The Prophets and Our Times
By Rev. R. Gerald Culleton; TAN Books and Publishers, Inc., Rockford,
Illinois USA 61105; NIHIL OBSTAT L. Arvin;
IMPRIMATUR Bishop Phillip G. Scher.
Patron Saints Index
Nine Year-old Jeffrey's:
The Sacred Heart Club
The Catechism of the Catholic
Church, Par. 478
Litany to the Sacred Heart of
Prayers of Consecration and the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of
After The Warning