Pray With Us

Then he told them a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.

Luke 18-1

“We love as Jesus loved.”

Prayer Petition

Prayers strengthen our relationship with God. In prayer, we personally experience God’s love for us. Prayer also connects us to one another. By offering prayers to God for the needs of others, we are remembering and sharing God’s love for them. We invite you to write a prayer petition to focus on God’s love and the sharing of that love. Your intentions will be remembered in the prayers of our missionaries.

“We love as Jesus loved.”

The Feast of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

May 25, 2019

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is a title given to Mary by the founder of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Fr. Jules Chevalier, as a special devotion in thanks for her help and intercession in founding the missionary order. The Feast Day of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart falls on May 25, 2019, and the novena for her intercession begins on May 18.

Fr. Chevalier also wanted to honor Mary’s unique graces and honors given to her by God over the heart of his son. The MSC entrust to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart all difficult, extreme and hopeless cases, both spiritual and temporal. Over the years, the devotion to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart has grown in religious orders and faith communities around the world.

“We love as Jesus loved.”

The Feast of the Sacred Heart

June 28, 2019

The feast of the Sacred Heart is reminder of God’s love for each one of us and his desire to be loved in return. It is celebrated the first Friday after the feast of Corpus Christi in June.

God became human. He became one of us, with a heart and a desire to be loved. Jesus is both human and divine. His entire human life was a visible expression of his divine love. He longed to reveal God’s love to humanity and to enkindle within them the fire of divine love and thus lead them to a union of love with God. The heart of Jesus is a sign of the immeasurable love of God for each of us.

Each month, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in the United States pray a novena to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart for a special intention taken from the Holy Father’s intention. To join us in the novena, simply set aside time to say the rosary each day during the dates below, for the intention listed for that month.

January 19-27

That Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will inspire all Christian faiths to be united in the same mind and same purpose as the Heart of her Son.

February 16-24

That Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will give the perseverance of her Son to doctors and their collaborators in war zones, risking their lives to save the lives of others.

March 23-31

That Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will help those facing difficult trials or personal temptations to recall God’s love for them.

April 20-28

That Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will lead Christians to commit themselves actively to solidarity with those who are most poor.

May 18-26

That Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will intercede with her Son on behalf of people suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

June 22-30

That Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will strengthen our love for family and friends by leading us to the Heart of her Son.

July 20-28

That Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will give us the courage to welcome the victims of abuse, of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution and of violence.

August 17-25

That Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will always be our Mother praying for the return of those who have lost their way in the world.

September 21-29

That Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will give those who administer justice the strength to work with the integrity found in the Heart of her Son.

October 19-27

That Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will inspire politicians, scientists and economists to work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.

November 16-24

That Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will inspire young people to respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.

December 21-29

That Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will move families through their life of prayer and love, to become ever more clearly “schools of human growth.”