Jesus loves you.
I look at some Eastern Orthodox objections to the Sacred Heart and answer them.
It’s been a while since I’ve written about the Sacred Heart, and that’s almost a travesty given that this is a blog dedicated to the Most Adorable Heart of Jesus!
Today I would like to start a multi-part look at the roots of devotion to the Heart of Christ and it’s development within the Church.
I have to admit that I’m not one to follow miracles. There’s several I have heard of and believe in, but I’ve never really taken the time to investigate many of them. In a recent conversation on Fisheaters forums, the miracle of Lanciano was brought up in a thread about the Sacred Heart.
Today I received in the mail my order of a beautiful Chaplet of the Sacred Heart from UniqueRosaryBeads on Etsy (featured image!). And out of excitement for its arrival, I think it’s appropriate to share a few different variations of the chaplet itself.
The devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was primarily a private devotion, hidden away among the cloisters of Europe throughout much of the Church’s history. It was not until the 17th Century that the devotion was revealed to the world through the efforts and sufferings of a humble sister of the Order of the Visitation of Mary in Paray-le-Monial in France.
The month of June was dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in honor of which I decided to go a little in-depth on the promises of the Sacred Heart for those unfamiliar with this excellent means to grow closer to Christ.