Devotion to the Sacred Heart grew out of devotion in the Middle Ages to the Five Wounds and in response to those who, under the influence of Calvin and the Catholic theologian Cornelius Jansen, depicted God as a remote and stern father, and was encouraged by the visions granted to St Margaret Mary Alacoque at the end of the Seventeenth Century.  The main thrust of this devotion is to encourage us in our love for the Mass and Holy Communion as the primary source of grace in our everyday lives. 




‘Mary teach us to say Yes to the Lord every moment of our lives.
Mary teach us to say Thanks to the Lord every moment of our lives.’