Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto thine!
Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus!
Such a beautiful feast day! Most especially for Institute folk, and members of the Society of the Sacred Heart! Unfortunately, I don’t have time to write much (other than my thesis), but I hope that you take the opportunity this day to rekindle a spark of devotion through His Sacred Heart burning with love for you! Here is a beautiful devotion to the Sacred Heart by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque:
“O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
To Thee I consecrate and offer up my person and my life, my actions, trials, and sufferings, that my entire being may henceforth only be employed in loving, honouring and glorifying Thee. This is my irrevocable will, to belong entirely to Thee, and to do all for Thy love, renouncing with my whole heart all that can displease Thee.
I take Thee, O Sacred Heart, for the sole object of my love, the protection of my life, the pledge of my salvation, the remedy of my frailty and inconstancy, the reparation for all the defects of my life, and my secure refuge at the hour of my death. Be Thou, O Most Merciful Heart, my justification before God Thy Father, and screen me from His anger which I have so justly merited. I fear all from my own weakness and malice, but placing my entire confidence in Thee, O Heart of Love, I hope all from Thine infinite Goodness. Annihilate in me all that can displease or resist Thee. Imprint Thy pure love so deeply in my heart that I may never forget Thee or be separated from Thee.
I beseech Thee, through Thine infinite Goodness, grant that my name be engraved upon Thy Heart, for in this I place all my happiness and all my glory, to live and to die as one of Thy devoted servants.
Cor Jesu Sacratíssimum, miserére nobis.