An additional purpose of this web site is to promote devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Recent Papal Speeches

Pope John Paul II, June 24, 2002
“The month of June is singled out, in a particular way, for devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  To celebrate the Heart of Christ means to turn toward the profound center of the Person of the Savior, that center which the Bible identifies precisely as his Heart, seat of the love that has redeemed the world.”

“If the human heart represents an unfathomable mystery that only God knows, how much more sublime is the heart of Jesus, in which the life of the Word itself beats. In it, as suggested by the beautiful Litanies of the Sacred Heart that echo the Scriptures, are found all the treasures of wisdom and science and all the fullness of divinity.”

“In order to save man, victim of his own disobedience, God wished to give him a “new heart,” faithful to his will of love (see Jeremiah 31:33; Ezekiel 36:26; Psalm 51:12). This heart is the heart of Christ, the masterpiece of the Holy Spirit,..”

Pope Benedict XVI, June 5, 2005
“In biblical language, “heart” indicates the center of the person where his sentiments and intentions dwell. In the Heart of the Redeemer we adore God’s love for humanity, his will for universal salvation, his infinite mercy. Practicing devotion to the Sacred Heart of Christ therefore means adoring that Heart which, after having loved us to the end, was pierced by a spear and from high on the Cross poured out blood and water, an inexhaustible source of new life.”

Pope Benedict XVI, June 1st, 2008

“Every one of us, when he/she pauses in silence, needs to feel not only his/her own heartbeat, but deeper still, the beating of a trustworthy presence, perceptible with faith’s senses and yet much more real: the presence of Christ, the heart of the world. Therefore, I invite each one of you to renew in the month of June his/her own devotion to the Heart of Christ…”