Sacred Heart Consecration: Day 22

Heart of Jesus, Propitiation for Our Sins

In this lesson, Annabelle Moseley, poet; author; and Professor of Theology, leads Day 22 of the 33-Day “Our House of the Sacred Heart” Consecration and teaches “The Lesson of the Statue” as a real-life example of answering the call. Beautiful prayers, devotions, art, stories, scripture and poetry are included in this podcast that won’t take much of your time… but is time well-spent.

Reflection on Art

In Praise of the Sacred Heart

“Within His Holy Wounds we fain would hide.”
And now, we sing his Sacred Heart, the flame
atop of it that has intensified
with love—the fire that knows us each by name.
We sing the cross atop the heart, each thorn
encircling it like a saving chain,
and binding us to him. Now we adorn
his heart with prayer. We celebrate its reign—
align our clock-like pulse to know his beat.
The ones who mocked him didn’t know his heart,
or that he could turn rot to something sweet;
they didn’t know he had mastered the art—
that out of pain, he’d make a royal ring.
They didn’t know that they had crowned a king.

–Annabelle Moseley

( from Our House of the Sacred Heart, page 225)

Giotto, “Saint John the Beloved and the Sacred Heart of Jesus” (detail) Scrovegni Chapel

Questions of the Day

  • What statues are in your home or garden?
  • Do you have a devotion to a saint?
  • Who is your birth saint?
  • What scripture passage would you like to teach to the next generation?

Today’s Challenge

Spend some time with the Sacred Heart today. Contemplate the image and decide which of the three elements of the image: the flame, thorns, or crown atop it bring you the most comfort or compassion.

Download the prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus here if you’d like to save it or print it for reference!

Listen to Author Annabelle Moseley interviewed by Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis on her show “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love.” Hear Annabelle talk about what inspired her to write this book, what it was like to write it, why she decided to lead a Consecration to the Sacred Heart and answers to other intriguing questions.

Our House of the Sacred Heart is the companion text for this 33-day Consecration to the Sacred Heart. Click on the image to get your copy today!

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  1. karenlee pizzoMay 31, 2021

    My house contains three beautiful statues of the Blessed Mother: Our Lady of Grace, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of Mount Carmel. In my garden is another statue of Our a Lady on the half shell, facing my house. In the entertainment piece there are more statues of Our Lady: one of her standing on the world (this one holds a special place in my heart, when I was making my Temporary Profession as a third order Carmelite I could not hold back my tears. I thought I would not get through it; but I looked up and there is a painting of Our Lady standing on the world, in the Chapel of the Douglaston Seminary. I truly felt Our Lady’s Mantle wrap around me and I was able to make my Temporary Profession.
    I turn to Mother Mary to intercede for me to Jesus; but I must say I have a devotion to St. Anthony and St. Jude from my childhood. The older I get the more I call on St. Anthony to help me find things.
    My favorite passage is Matthew 28:20: “And behold, I am with you always, even to the consummation of the age.”

  2. Linda SipleMay 31, 2021

    I continue to offer up each day a little more of myself to Jesus and Blessed mother Mary. This 33 day Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus has helped me offer my prayer, my sufferings, and my heart to Jesus who is always there to listen to me in helping me atone for my sins. Each day of this beautiful Consecration I feel stronger and refreshed and filled with more love and hope then I would have believed.

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