FSSPX.News Wishes You a Holy Feast of the Sacred Heart

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The prayer of consecration of the human race to the Sacred Heart was promulgated by Pope Leo XIII in addition to the encyclical Annum Sacrum of May 25, 1899, in which he prescribed that this consecration should be made in all the churches of the universe. Catholics on the occasion of a solemn triduum celebrated on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the following June 9, 10 and 11. Saint Pius X decreed that this consecration would be renewed each year before the exposed Blessed Sacrament, on the occasion of the feast of the Sacred Heart.

Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart

Pope Leo XIII

Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Thy altar. We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be; but, to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy Most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known Thee; many too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy Sacred Heart.

Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to their Father's house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.

Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof; call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.

Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism; refuse not to draw them all into the light and kingdom of God. Turn Thine eyes of mercy toward the children of that race, once Thy chosen people: of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Savior; may it now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life.

Finally, look with mercy on the children of this people who were once your favorite; upon them also descend, but today in baptism of life and redemption, the Blood that they once called upon their heads.

Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to It be glory and Honor forever. Amen.