June 1, 2023
Sacred Heart of Jesus comforting a young person

June: Dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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By Mary O'Boyle OCDS,
Christchurch President

Dear sisters and brothers in Carmel,

Our Holy Foundress, St Teresa of Jesus, encouraged us her children to seek Jesus in His humanity, what is more human than the heart.

In this month of June dedicated to the Sacred Heart, let us renew and refresh our devotion to the Sacred, pierced, loving Heart of our Saviour and King.

“Heart of Jesus meek and mild, make my heart like unto thine.”

Jesus promised that, in response to those who consecrate themselves and make reparations to His Sacred Heart,
  1. He will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.
  2. He will establish peace in their homes.
  3. He will comfort them in all their afflictions.
  4. He will be their secure refuge during life, and above all, in death.
  5. He will bestow abundant blessings upon all their undertakings.
  6. Sinners will find in His Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.
  7. Lukewarm souls shall become fervent.
  8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.
  9. He will bless every place in which an image of His Heart is exposed and honoured.
  10. He will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
  11. Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in His Heart.
  12. In the excessive mercy of His Heart, His all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays in nine consecutive months, the grace of final perseverance; they shall not die in His disgrace, nor without receiving their sacraments. His divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

Our coming meeting on June 4, will start promptly at 1pm to enable us to accomplish our full Agenda, many thanks for your consideration.

Please bring a plate for our afternoon tea with Bishop Michael.

Mary O'Boyle, OCDS

Christchurch's Peace of Christ Community President