‘Sacred Heart of Jesus, Transform Our Hearts & Teach Us Love’

Ahead of Feast, Pope Gives Recommendation

‘Sacred Heart of Jesus, Transform Our Hearts & Teach Us Love’
Pope Francis at General Audience with baby - Copyright: Vatican Media
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“Jesus meek and humble of heart, transform our hearts and teach us to love God and neighbor with generosity.” Two days before the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, this Friday June 11, Pope Francis told faithful to repeat this prayer throughout this month that commemorates the Sacred Heart of Christ.

The Pontiff’s recommendation came during his fifth weekly General Audience this year with some faithful in the Vatican’s San Damaso Courtyard, today, June 9, as he continued his series of catecheses on prayer to the few hundred socially-distanced, masked faithful before him.

Greeting English-speaking faithful, Francis said: “The day after tomorrow we will celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in which the love of God met all humanity.”

“I invite each of you to look with trust to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to repeat often, especially during this month of June: Jesus meek and humble of heart, transform our hearts and teach us to love God and neighbor with generosity.”

Addressing elderly, young people, the sick and newlyweds, he prayed: “May the Heart of Christ, source of the love that redeemed the world, always accompany and sustain you.”

“I give my blessing to all of you!” he said.

 


Deborah Castellano Lubov is Editorial Director & Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for EXAUDI (& Prior, for ZENIT); Author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/
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