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Friday, April 3, 2020

The Sacred Heart Stopped the Bubonic Plague in Marseille, France, 1720

The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a powerful shield against pandemics and epidemics.
"Cease, the Heart of Jesus is with me - Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom Come".
The Devotion to the Shield of the Sacred Heart of Jesus saved the entire city of Marseille from a fierce epidemic.

The Heart of Jesus: Remedy for the Evils of our Times
The Sacred Heart of Jesus is the remedy against liberalism, rationalism, selfishness, pride and debauchery of sexuality.
“The Heart of Jesus is the providential reserve that is kept for our times by the goodness of God…No other devotion is more appropriate for the needs of modern times.  To the selfishness of our era, to its sensual tendencies, its religious indifference, the most delicate, pure, disinterested, tender and compassionate cult is offered as remedy” (Monsignor Baudry).
Pope Pius IX with devotion to the Sacred Heart fought rationalism and liberalism.

Pius IX saw a remedy in the Heart of Jesus against liberalism, and therefore approved, by a Solemn Consecration on June 16, 1875, a formula in which is found a prayer for the conversion of liberal Catholics.(The Sacred Heart of Jesus, author P. Julio Chevalier MSC: Remedy for the evil of society book III chap. 3)

Let us ask the Sacred Heart of Jesus to be our protective shield against the Chinese coronavirus.

Act of Consecration of Families
O Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thou didst reveal to the blessed Margaret Mary Thy desires to rule over Christian families; behold , in order to please Thee, we stand before Thee this day, to proclaim thy full sovereignty over our family. We desire henceforth to live Thy life, we desire that the virtues to which Thou has promised peace on earth, may flower in the bosom of our family; we desire to keep far from us the spirit of the world, which Thou hast condemned. Thou art King of our minds by the simplicity of our faith; Thou art King of our hearts by our love of Thee alone, with which our hearts are on fire and whose flame we shall keep alive by frequently receiving the Holy Eucharist. Be pleased, O Sacred Heart, to preside over our gathering together, to bless our spiritual and temporal affairs, to ward off all annoyance from us, to hallow our joys and comfort our sorrows. If any of us has ever been so unhappy as to fall into the misery of displeasing Thee, grant that he may remember, O Heart of Jesus, that Thou art full of goodness and mercy toward the repentant sinner. And when the hour of separation strikes and death enters our family circle, whether we go or whether we stay, we shall all bow humbly before Thine eternal decrees. This shall be our consolation, to remember that the day will come when our entire family, once more united in Heaven, shall be able to sing of Thy glory and Thy goodness forever. May the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the glorious Patriarch Saint Joseph vouchsafe to offer Thee this our act of consecration, and to keep the memory thereof alive in us all the days of our lives. Glory to the Heart of Jesus, our King, and Our Father! Amen.
a) The members of a family, on the day when for the first time the family is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, if they recite the above prayer before a likeness of the Sacred Heart, are granted: An indulgence of 7 years. A plenary indulgence, if they fulfill the usual conditions.

b) The members of a family, on the day when this consecration is renewed, if they make use of the same prayer before a likeness of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, are granted: An indulgence of 3 years. A plenary indulgence, if they fulfill the usual conditions.(Pius X, Rescript in his own hand, May 19, 1908, exhib. June 15, 1908; Benedict XV, Letter, April 27, 1915; S.P. Ap., Dec. 10, 1923 and March 18, 1932).

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