Thursday, May 29, 2008

Devotion to the Sacred Heart was revealed by Our Lord to St Magdalen Mary Alacoque back in 16th century. The Order of Jesuits and in particular Bl Claude de Colombiere SJ, confessor and spiritual director of St Magdalen, helped to propagate the devotion. It became soon widely spread among Catholics. The great popularity of this devotion may be attributed to its fruits, for it helps to love Jesus more and to understand His love for us that prompted Him to become man, to suffer and die for us and through the power of His Resurrection to overcome sin, death and the devil for our salvation.