Every day of my life belongs to Thee, O my God, and every action of my life should be performed with the pure intention of honouring Thee alone.
From this moment I offer them to Thy Sacred Heart, and by this offering, I consecrate them without reserve to Thy glory. What a motive for performing all my actions with all possible perfection!
Do not permit them, O my divine Saviour, to be sullied by any motives unworthy of Thy Sacred Heart. I renounce all that could lessen the merit of my offering.
I renounce all vanity, self-love and human respect. Grant, O my God, that I may begin, continue and end this day in Thy grace, and solely from the pure motive and pleasing and honouring Thee.
- The Sacred Heart has also been involved in and depicted in apparitions such as those to Saint Catherine Labouré in 1830, and appears on the Miraculous Medal, where the Sacred Heart is crowned with thorns. The Immaculate Heart of Mary also appears on the medal, next to the Sacred Heart, but is pierced by a sword rather than being crowned with thorns. The M on the medal signifies the Blessed Virgin at the foot of the Cross when Jesus was being crucified.
- In 1726 Rome was asked for a feast with a Mass and Office to the Sacred Heart; this was refused in 1729, but granted in 1765. In that year, at the request of the queen, the feast was received quasi-officially by the episcopate of France. In 1856, at the urgent entreaties of the French bishops, Pope Pius IX extended the feast to the Roman Catholic Church under the rite of double major. In 1889 it was raised by the Roman Catholic Church to the double rite of first class.
— Vatican Site (@vatican_site) March 17, 2017