History Of The Devotion To The Sacred Heart

INTRODUCTION

The Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is Very ancient in the Church.

In the early Seventeenth Century, devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was given great impetus by the preaching and writings of St. John Eudes, whom the Roman Brieviary calls the “Founder of the Liturgical Cult of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary”. “In order to establish fully and entirely the worship of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus, and to spread it throughout the whole world, God Himself chose as His instrument, a most humble virgin from order of Visitation, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque”.