The Feast Day of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart falls on May 28, and the novena for her intercession begins on May 20. Fr. Jules Chevalier had a special devotion to Mary, coining the name, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, in gratitude for her miraculous assistance in the founding of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and as a symbol of the power given to her by God over the Heart of His son. The MSC entrust to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart all difficult, extreme and hopeless cases, both spiritual and temporal.
Fr. Chevalier’s devotion to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart has grown and spread throughout the world – we hope you will join us in praying the novena this year and share your intentions below in the comments. (Please refrain from sharing private health and personal details. If you have a specific intention to share, you can always write “for a special intention.”)
If you would like the novena to be emailed to you daily, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘novena email request.’ You can also purchase the Mass and Novena of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart prayer booklets over the phone by calling 630-892-2371. The Missionaries will remember any intentions you share in their daily prayers.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
we understand more than ever
the inestimable part you play
in the work of our redemption
and the importance of your mediation
in applying its fruits to us.
Never perhaps have we understood so clearly
the basis for your all-powerful intercession,
of your love for us,
and your role as Queen over us.
And so we understand the validity of your title,
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart,
that expresses the meaning
of these sublime privileges!
This title means that Mary
is our Queen, our Mother
and consequently Our Lady;
it means that the graces she gives us
come from the Heart of Jesus,
who has been pleased to put into her hands
all the treasures of his mercy.
And all these prerogatives
arise from her cooperation
in the work of our salvation.
(from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, by Fr. Jules Chevalier)
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