June is a powerhouse of liturgical feast days and celebrations. One, really two, feast days we can’t miss celebrating are the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (June 16) and the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (June 17). Mark your calendars!
First, a brief history:
The heart, symbolizing humanity, is the center of the devotion to Jesus' Sacred Heart, depicting God’s love for everyone. The Sacred Heart of Jesus is so important because it gave us everything.
The devotion to the Sacred Heart started in the 11th century where Christians meditated on the Five wounds of Christ. Later in 1670, St. John Eudes celebrated the first Feast of the Sacred Heart. In 1673, St. Margaret Mary received her own revelations. Jesus, explaining His love for all people, even allowed St. Margaret Mary to rest her head on His Sacred Heart. He then asked that Catholics receive communion on the First Fridays of the Month and to go to adoration.
Here is how we celebrate at The Little Rose Shop:
Go to Mass on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Spend time this week in adoration
Consecrate your family to the Sacred Heart. The Messy Family Project has a great challenge for enthroning Christ as the head of your home.
Start the First Fridays devotion
Download our free coloring page.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary are deeply connected. Celebrated the day after the Feast of the Sacred Heart, the Feast day of The Immaculate Heart of Mary celebrates her Fiat, her “yes”, to the Father and her complete cooperation with the mission of the Trinity. Mary suffered trials and experienced great joy, pointing to her interior life. We are also called to remain faithful to the Lord in times of trials and joy.
We honor Christ through Mary and we can learn much about how to love her Son and to trust in God’s will.
Here is how we celebrate this beautiful feast day at The Little Rose Shop: