“Behold This Heart”
In 1673, when Christ appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, He told her that our actions grieve His Heart.
… all because of how greatly He loves us!
“Behold this Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to consuming itself to witness its love. And in return, I receive from most of them only ingratitude…coldness and contempt…”
We want to love Christ well. But it’s not always easy or clear how to do so! How can we console Him for our past ingratitudes, or for the sins of mankind?
Jesus has given us a way: devotion to His Most Sacred Heart.
Is Your Life a True Reflection of His Love?
There IS something that can deepen your love for Jesus like nothing else ever could: personal knowledge of His burning love for you.
Mother Teresa knew that personal experience of Christ’s love could console Jesus’ Heart, inspire reparation for sins, and transform our lives.
She once said:
“I worry some of you still have not really met Jesus—one to one—you and Jesus alone…have you seen with the eyes of your soul how he looks at you with love? …Have you heard the loving words he speaks to you? Ask for the grace; he is longing to give it.”
—St. Teresa of Calcutta
This series will help you experience the love of Christ, hear His loving words, and show you how to practice true devotion to the Sacred Heart in a world that desperately needs it.
In these 15 Sessions you will:
- Discover the lesser-known saints who gave us the Sacred Heart devotion before St. Margaret Mary did (Session 6-9)
- Hear the exact promises Jesus made to those who practice this devotion (Session 12)
- Learn where the Sacred Heart devotion is hidden in the Gospels (Session 4)
- Learn how to devote yourself to the Sacred Heart—and have an enthronement ceremony at your home (Session 11)
- See why the image of the Sacred Heart perfectly encapsulates God’s Incarnational Love (Session 5)
- …and much more!
Father John Eckert
Fr. John Eckert is a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina. A cradle Catholic, he grew up surrounded by family, friends, and clergy who exemplified what it meant to truly live the Faith. This helped him discern his calling to the priesthood from a young age. He graduated from Saint Louis University in 2004 with a degree in Political Science and Communication. He entered seminary soon afterwards, studying at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Ohio. In 2010, he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Charlotte. He has served as Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Grace in Greensboro and as pastor of St. John the Baptist in Tryon. He now serves as pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salisbury, where he has been in residence since 2014.
Peter Gohn, a proud Irish Catholic and Massachusetts native, studied History and Theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He then spent several years teaching at Christ the King Catholic High School near Charlotte, North Carolina, while also working as a freelance editor. He joined The Catholic Company in 2017 and became a key member of the Good Catholic project soon after it was launched. When not writing, Peter is likely to be found re-reading his many books, playing his piano, or watching Boston sports. His deep love of ancient and medieval history lends itself to unpacking the many rich traditions of our Catholic faith. He and his wife currently reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.
This was very, very good. A truly blessed Priest. Thank you so much Father!
Excellent, as this series goes deep into our offenses against the Lord and what we must do for his enduring “Sacred Heart”.
Sacred Heart of Jesus.
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