Saturday, 22 June 2019 13:50

Sacred Heart of Jesus Enthronement

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Hello,

I have been asked to write about a wonderful apostolate that I am part of.  It involves the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Because there is a ‘Culture of Death’ looming in our society and world, “Christ’s request for reparation seems to be more urgent now because the enemy is out to destroy the Church and society’s basic structure, which is the family .”  We have a spiritual battle going on.  Therefore, this apostolate promotes the reparation we must do for the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart of Mary. 

 

When the Two Hearts promoters, like myself, have set up a time and place to visit a family, our apostolate goes forth with two or more people from the apostolate into homes to do what they call ‘House to house Enthronements’ to the Two Hearts, to make Jesus and Mary King and Queen of their hearts and the home.

We set up an altar with the image of the Two Hearts, a blessed candle, a Benedictine cross, the Fatima statue, and a Bible. We follow a booklet that has been set up by a religious Order that promotes the Two Hearts.  Involved are prayers of penance, Bible reading, the blessing of the house and yard, and the rosary.  We also talk about a holy way of life, and the importance of the scapular and the rosary.   This is essential to share with the families, to help change hearts and minds, and hopefully to begin to promote holiness in families. 

What we are trying to promote is the importance of what Jesus wishes, as well as His mother.  If they came down to earth for the love of us and our salvation, then who are we to ignore it?   Jesus was and is always trying to reach us, and it started a long time ago with certain saints, like St. Margaret Alacoque.  “She experienced visions of Christ, and on December 27, 1673, she began a series of revelations that were to continue over the next year and a half. In them, Christ informed her that she was His chosen instrument to spread devotion to His Sacred Heart .”  She was rebuffed by her superior, but this eventually got straightened out and the devotion started privately by 1686. Thus, the first Nine Fridays came from this apparition and this entails going to Mass, Communion, confession and  saying a prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in order to appease His wounded Heart, in reparation of all the offenses, blasphemies, sacrileges, and indifference against His most Sacred Heart. 

St. Josefa Menendez was another saint to whom Jesus revealed the same message about His most Sacred Heart. Jesus told her that he has been neglected by men. “He wants so much for us to come to Him and know of His love for us.  He is aching for our change of Heart. Jesus says to pay no heed to the ruthless enemy, the devil, when he tries to make you feel like you have failed your life with emptiness.”  Jesus also said, “ …but as soon as possible, have recourse to Me, and filled with deepest contrition, implore My mercy and have no fear.  I will forgive you.  Take up again your life of fervor, and you will have back your lost merits, and My grace will never fail you .”  

Saint Faustina, in her journal, Divine Mercy in My Soul, reveals writings of Jesus, but especially speaking about His mercy for us.  These are some excerpts from the journal: “Let the greatest sinners place their trust in My mercy.  They have the right before others to trust in the abyss of My mercy .”

“My daughter, write about my mercy towards tormented souls.  Souls that make an appeal to My mercy delight Me.  To such souls, I grant even more graces than they ask.  I cannot punish even the greatest sinner if he makes an appeal to My compassion but on the contrary, I justify him in My unfathomable and inscrutable mercy…Before I come as a just judge I first open wide the door of My mercy. He who refuses to pass through the door of my mercy, must pass through the door of My justice .”

The devotion to Mary’s Immaculate Heart in the first five Saturdays has been brought about in the Fatima story.  This devotion is prayed on the first Saturday of each month for five consecutive months.  This is called the ‘Communion of Reparation.'  Mary, our mother told Lucia, the oldest seer of Fatima while in her convent cell in 1925, as Mary held  out a thorn-wreathed heart:  “See, my daughter, my Heart encircled by thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude.  Tell them that I promise to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation all those who make reparation.” This is what one would do for this devotion: 

1) Go to Mass, Communion and confession. 2)  Meditate on one or all mysteries of the rosary for 15 minutes.  3)  Make your intention to offer your prayers to Mary for all the indifference and hatred toward her when you go to Communion and confession. 4) Pray the rosary

Thus, the enthronements, making the first Five Saturdays in reparation to the Immaculate Heart, and making the first nine Fridays to the Sacred Heart is all for the love and glory of God and to live a holy, happy life .

How to live a holy way of life can be easily remembered by this acronym: CARE

C- Confession (frequently)

A- Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament daily (but if you have not done this before, start with once a week with the family, then work your way to once a day for 1 hour.)

R- Rosary (daily) (Again, if you have not done the daily rosary and find it hard, start with a decade every day, or even can space the rosary during the day. The one thing that is a must for this to work is to persevere every day.  With God’s grace, eventually you will want to do the whole rosary).

E- Eucharist (daily Mass) Again, if you have not been going to daily Mass, if you want to start, just try to choose one day of the week and go consistently and especially with the whole family.

One of my experiences doing the home enthronements was with one particular Hispanic family. It was a family of about 3-4 children and the two parents, and we found out at a later date that they were touched by the home enthronement. Their younger boy who was five years old at the time, couldn’t wait to say the rosary when he got home from school.  I have seen the mother, and sometimes husband, and their boy at daily Mass. We always smile when we see each other.

My partner who does the enthronements with me, sometimes feels the presence of the Holy Spirit.  If one of us does the talking, the other one prays. My friend mentioned that she said some things to the family because she felt that the family needed to hear certain aspects of the faith or may have needed to hear about things that they may have been struggling with.

At another enthronement with a family, there was an experience where one of the children, a boy about 13, looked very gloomy and looked like he didn’t want to be there.  Also present were 3 other siblings and the mother.  At the time of the rosary, he was reluctant to pray, but we noticed at the end of the rosary, while we were reciting the ending prayers, he really perked up.  He was talkative and happy.  

We really help the families with our talks about the scapular and rosary.  Ultimately, enthronement aids families in fortifying their devotion.

 

 

LucyMaesMy name is Lucy Maes.  I am a wife, a mother and now a grandmother of five lovely children, all consecrated to Mary our Mother. 

My husband and I have five grown children, two consecrated to God and three married.  We live south of Atlanta, GA.  I am a homemaker, a daily Mass attendant, involved with apostolic work with a form of evangelization enthroning homes to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 

I am busy with a couple of jobs in regards to my husband's business, I weekly take care of grandchildren, I am a catechism teacher at our parish, a prayer warrior before an abortion mill once a week, and some healthy projects I am trying to fulfill including a summer garden in which I have the privilege to enjoy God's creation.

All in Jesus' name, I give thanks.