Thursday, May 31, 2012

June, Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

June is the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Last month for Mary's month of May, a friend of mine and I memorized the Ave Maris Stella prayer with our kids. So I thought for June we would memorize the prayer to the Sacred Heart:

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament be praised and adored and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world even to the end of time. 







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If you'd like to do more than just the short prayer above, then consider learning the Sacred Heart chaplet. It is composed of 39 beads (or knots, in this case) -- 6 of which are large, and 33 small -- a centerpiece, crucifix, and a Sacred Heart medal. The small beads represent the 33 years of the mortal life of our Lord. The first 30 call to mind the years of his private life and are divided into 5 groups of 6. The 3 near the crucifix recall his public life.

To Start: On the crucifix, pray the Anima Christi:

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy wounds hide me.
Separated from Thee let me never be.
From the malignant enemy, defend me.
At the hour of death, call me.
And close to Thee bid me.
That with Thy saints I may be
Praising Thee, forever and ever.
Amen.

On the large beads say:
O Sweetest Heart of Jesus, I implore
that I may ever love thee more and more.

On the small beads say:
Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love.

After each grouping, say:
Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.

To End, Finish on the centerpiece and pray:
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament
be praised and adored and loved with grateful affection,
at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world,
even to the end of time.
Amen.

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