Bishop Hicks’ Monthly Column

June 2024 – Celebrating a Loving and Merciful Heart Pope Leo XIII consecrated the entire world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 11, 1899. Since then, every pope has renewed the consecration to the Sacred Heart. As we celebrate this 125th Jubilee of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I thought I’d share some interesting historical background. While devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus has its roots in medieval Europe, the more contemporary devotion stems from revelations received by the French nun, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, VHM. In the 1670s, while praying before the Blessed Sacrament, she witnessed the pierced and bleeding heart of Christ with flames and… Read More

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