The Sacred Heart of Jesus

Solemnity: Friday after the Second Sunday after Pentecost

The Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer is established to the honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The Sisters of the Divine Redeemer honor these most holy hearts chiefly through imitating them in their charity toward those who suffer physical or spiritual need. Where do we find a heart more filled with mercy toward the sick and the miserable than the Heart of Jesus? All we need do is open the Gospels. There we shall find every step of the Son of God characterized by beneficent goodness toward the poor and the oppressed. A single word of the afflicted one or of his relatives was sufficient to touch the sympathetic Heart of Jesus: "If you will, you can make me clean!" said the leper to him. And Jesus immediately answered: "I will. Be clean!"

Jesus, made reference to the prophet Isaiah’ prophecy when He said to the apostles of John who were sent to him to ask if he were the Messiah: "Go back and tell John what you hear and see; the blind see again, and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised to life and the Good News is proclaimed to the poor." (Mt 11: 4-5)

The Divine Heart of Jesus is to be the model according to which his disciples are to form their hearts. He is the merciful Samaritan to whose example he points and says: "Go and do likewise."

Prayer: Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we, who glory in the Heart of your beloved Son and recall the wonders of his love for us, may be made worthy to receive an overflowing measure of grace from that fount of heavenly gifts. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen

Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Lord, have mercy on us.                                                Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.                       Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,                                             have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,                            [etc.]
God the Holy Spirit,                                                   
Holy Trinity, one God,                                               
Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father,               
Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mother's womb, 
Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God,
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty,
Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God,
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High,
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven,
Heart of Jesus, glowing furnace of charity,
Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love,
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love,
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues,
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise,
Heart of Jesus, King and center of all hearts,
Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
Heart of Jesus, in whom dwells all the fullness of the Godhead,
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father was well pleased,
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received,
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills,
Heart of Jesus, patient and rich in mercy,
Heart of Jesus, rich to all who call upon You,
Heart of Jesus, fount of life and holiness,
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our offenses,
Heart of Jesus, overwhelmed with reproaches,
Heart of Jesus, bruised for our iniquities,
Heart of Jesus, obedient even unto death,
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance,
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,
Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection,
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation,
Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins,
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in You,
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in You,
Heart of Jesus, delight of all saints,                                              have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,                 spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,                 graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,                 have mercy on us.

Jesus, meek and humble of Heart,                                               make our hearts like unto Thine.

Let us pray.
Almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of your most beloved Son and upon the praises and satisfaction which He offers you in the name of sinners; and to those who implore your mercy, in your great goodness, grant forgiveness in the name of the same Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reignes with you forever and ever. Amen.

We Remember
Merciful Jesus, grant them eternal rest.
1Sister M. Martha Berdar 1985
6Sister M. Sabina Horvath 1962
11Sister M. Lucretia Seif 2002
16Sister M. Colombiere Hofstetter 2012
20Sister M. Catherine Kocsak 1995
22Sister M. Perpetua Takacs 1987
25Sister M. Fidelis Biro 1997
29Sister M. Imelda Siebert 1986

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