June is the month devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which for Catholics is a sign and symbol of God’s boundless and passionate love for all humanity.
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is our recognition of the long-suffering love and compassion of Jesus towards humanity. It developed in the seventeenth century as the result of a series of apparitions to a Catholic nun, Mother (Saint) Margaret Mary Alacoque. Many families will enthrone a blessed picture of the Sacred Heart in their homes.
The Prayer of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque is often said as an act of personal consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Prayer of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
As the 2021-2022 school year comes to a close, the Institute for Catholic Education invites our HCDSB community to pray a Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus beginning Thursday, June 16, 2022.