Sacred Heart Institute

Enthronement of the Sacred Heart


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"What is the object of this work?  ...

  • "to set up in the place of honor in each household a representation of the Sacred Heart, in recognition of the supreme rights of Jesus Christ over the family as a whole, and over each of its members;
  • "to recite family prayers each evening before it, and to renew each n ight, by the lips of the father or mother, the consecration made on the first day;
  • "to be faithful in the pracitce of holy Communion and as far as possible, in that of the Holy Hour at the First Friday of the month;
  • "to meditate upon the lessons and examples given to us by the Sacred Heart;
  • "to have recourse to this fount of graces, in the family joys, as well as in its sorrows, in good as well as in evil days, in sufferings, in reverses, in partings, amid the tears shed at the grave-side, and amid the smiles bestowed upon the cradle; in a word, amid the all the events tht interrupt the normal and regular course of family life."

Cardinal Billot, April 26, 1915

"The  Enthronement... is somewhat more than a merely transitory act, or a beautiful ceremony.  It is and should be a permanent state of life, an every day recognition of all the rights of Christ the King, by every member of the family.  As a ceremony, it is a social and solemn recognition by the family of the divine royalty of the loving Heart of Jesus. "

Taken from "Theology of the Enthronement",
National Center of the Enthronement.


"Continue... beloved son, in your efforts to enkindle in Catholic homes the flames of love for the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus: but likewise, and this before all else, and this is Our wish, endeavor to make this love result from a knowledge of Christ the Lord, and from a greater and deeper understanding of the truths and laws which He Himself has given us."
Pope Benedict XV, 27th APril 1915,
Letter to Fr. Mateo Crawley-Boevey, the Apostle of the Sacred Heart
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