On the day of the Circumcision, the Son of God made Man received the name of Jesus, which signifies Savior—a name that should inspire us with reverence, praise, confidence, and love: “In the Name of Jesus, every knee should bend of those in heaven, on earth, and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father” (Phil 2:10).
Since the Name of Jesus is the holiest, sweetest, and most powerful of all names, the Church devotes a special day to its solemn veneration. The emblem or monogram representing the Holy Name of Jesus consists in three letters—the first three letters of the word written in Greek: HIS.
Through the particular efforts of St. Bernardine of Siena, devotion to the Holy Name was promoted through the inscription of this monogram.
PRAYER: O God, You founded the salvation of the human race in the Incarnation of Your Word. Grant to Your people the mercy they request so that all may know that there is no other name to be invoked except the name of Your Only-begotten Son. Amen.