Celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart

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Friday, June 7, is the Feast of the Sacred Heart, a feast that reminds Christians of “the mystery of the love of God for the people of all times,” as St. John Paul II said.

The following is a prayer by St. Claude La Colombière, S.J.

Center of Our Hearts

O God, what will you do to conquer

the fearful hardness of our hearts?

Lord, you must give us new hearts,

tender hearts, sensitive hearts,

to replace hearts that are made of marble and of bronze.

You must give us your own Heart, Jesus.

Come, lovable Heart of Jesus.

Place your Heart deep in the center of our hearts

and enkindle in each heart a flame of love

as strong, as great, as the sum of all the reasons

that I have for loving you, my God.

O holy Heart of Jesus, dwell hidden in my heart,

so that I may live only in you and only for you,

so that, in the end, I may live with you eternally in heaven