The Sacred Heart of Jesus


Today is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. You can find the readings of the day here, including this one:

Brothers and sisters:
The love of God has been poured out into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
For Christ, while we were still helpless,
died at the appointed time for the ungodly.
Indeed, only with difficulty does one die for a just person,
though perhaps for a good person
one might even find courage to die.
But God proves his love for us
in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.
How much more then, since we are now justified by his blood,
will we be saved through him from the wrath.
Indeed, if, while we were enemies,
we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son,
how much more, once reconciled,
will we be saved by his life.
Not only that,
but we also boast of God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have now received reconciliation.

-Romans 5: 5-11-

If you’d like to learn about the Sacred Heart via the Among Women Podcast, listen here to learn about this devotion as it came to us via St Margaret Mary Alacoque.

Pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart here.

About the photo: In the Archdiocese of Boston, there are many churches with beautiful stained glass. St Augustine Church in Andover has many saints that are depicted in its windows, including the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I appreciate the softness around the eyes of Jesus, and the invitation to come closer, that I find in this one.