Reflections on the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Mexican Mystic Mother Angelica Alvarez Icaza,  Foundress of a Visitation Monastery, will lead us with her meditations, based on the  Litany to the Sacred Heart, through June, the Month of the Sacred Heart.


Day 23Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus, Saturated with Opprobriums

Who will tell us my Jesus of what extent You were saturated with opprobriums in your holy passion? Abase me  in this unfathomable furor and I beg you to grant me the love of the the humiliations as You loved them. Give me a heart similar to yours
O Heart of Jesus!
Self-love hurts you
That’s why it must be submerged
My heart  loves you

Day 22

Heart of Jesus, Propitiation for our Sins

My beloved Jesus is an immolated Lamb, I contemplate Him taking the enormous weight of our sins and placating in this way the Divine Justice.

O Heart of Jesus!

Who loves with a profound love

Your Spirit forms in me

a heart like Yours.

Day 21

Heart of Jesus, Fountain of Life and Holiness

As the soul immerses itself in this source of life and holiness,  sin  disappears.It is no longer only that instinctive horror with which the soul departs from sin;Not only is it repugnance for all evil and ultimate facility for good,it  is more ..I dare to say It is a certain impossibility to sin.Here is  a comparison: how is the balsam water  divided and separated?Well, and much more. It seems as if from the free will of the soul a precious balm has been formed.The water of sin can not penetrate there before it is rejected  naturally.

O Heart of Jesus!

to give You contentment

I will spend my whole day

very near Your chest.


Day 20

Heart of Jesus, Rich to All Who Call On You

Talking to the divine lover, with the familiarity that I have told you
Jesus, I will not cease to beg you in life or after my death. Why do you give me such desires to see the sovereign of love of the nations?

O Heart of Jesus!

I will spend all day

wishing for Communion

Thirsty for the Eucharist.

Day 19

Heart of Jesus, Patient and of great mercy

We experience it every day. JESUS is offended gravely  and is able to punish instantly does He not do it, but only manifests patience and great mercy. What an example you give me! I want to imitate You,  never showing displeasure to my neighbor.

O Heart of Jesus!

Today I want to work cheerfully,

doing with perfection

even the smallest thing.

Day 18

Heart of Jesus, Desire of the Eternal Hills

Elsewhere they call Jesus the desire of the  nations
I can call Him the desire of my heart
Today I am experiencing such loving yearnings for Him  which I suffer in the form of martyrdom

O Heart of Jesus!

Today I want to give You the consolation

of accompanying You in Your life

of abnegation and zeal.


Day 17

Heart of Jesus Of whose fullness we have all received

Grace, that divine being that makes us children of God and heirs of his glory is in the Heart of Jesus as in his source.
So when I receive you in  Communion I tell you; O Jesus I know that whenever I receive You it increases the grace in my soul but as this can be with more or less intensity I beg you when you join me in this holy sacrament grant me such provisions that I receive the full amount of grace that You want to give me This same I ask you for the other souls because of the fullness of grace of your Heart we have all received.
O Heart of Jesus!
I want to be your happiness
I will never give importance
to self-love which has no  value

Day 16

Heart of Jesus, In whom the Father has been pleased

Only the Son of God  can be the object of the pleasures of the Father; only He and those that resemble Him; For this reason do not stop praying and working on that divine ideal of becoming a living portrait of Christ.

O Heart of Jesus!

I want to be your happiness

and to live always united to You

as Mary is.

Day 15

Heart of Jesus, In whom dwells the fullness of the divinity

I was contemplating this when my eyes were fixed on the tabernacle and at the same moment, it was as if Jesus had thrown an arrow of love to me, I felt my heart pierced through , leaving me sweetly wounded by the Divine lover Chief of my loves .
An immediate effect was followed by a lively desire to sacrifice myself for GOD seeing with clear light that I have but the present moment to prove my love and thus I want to take advantage of it.

O Heart of Jesus!

You are the highest goodness

I want to imitate you

having great charity

Day 14

Heart of Jesus, In Whom Are All the Treasures of Wisdom and Science

While I received the blessing of the Holy Sacrament, I asked Him for a description of these treasures, particularly those that govern the nations and thus help them turn to God.

O Heart of Jesus!

I always want to be faithful

and repel lovingly

those who give You gall.

Day 13

Heart of Jesus, King and Center of All Hearts

King of love … who has been more beloved than You? Centuries pass but not your lovers and today we are thousands of souls burning in your love, who do not breathe but for your love and who will finally be consumed by your love.

O Heart of Jesus!

in my constant prayer,

I want to give you a thousand consolations,

giving myself to your love.


Day 12

Heart of Jesus, Worthy of All Praise

Yes,  and for this I want to see Him live in all nations. I do not know if it will be a dream, but when in the morning I receive Holy Communion as He is in my mouth I say:
I will not let you pass until you grant me this. Your kingdom comes to us. Just as a poor man would do to a king who visits him and going to the threshold of his door told him prostrate; Oh Sir I am not worthy that your majesty enters my poor house but since you have the kindness to visit me grant me this…  would not this be granted by the king ?  immediately  the Sacred form passes because I know that it should not be detained  in the mouth.

O Heart of Jesus!

In your presence I will be,

and recollected and humble

your sweet voice I will listen to.

Day 11

Heart of Jesus, Abyss of all the Virtues

Studying one by one the virtues of the Heart of my beloved Jesus I feel like one who wants to probe an abyss; Nevertheless these virtues that are in Him, I contemplate and fall in love with such blessings that I have no other desire than to copy them in my poor heart and to be as soon as I can a living portrait of Christ

Oh Heart of Jesus!

To relieve you in your sorrows
I will forget mine and think of others

Day 10

Heart of Jesus, Full of Kindness and Love
So inseparable are goodness and love from the Heart of my beloved that it is not possible to picture Jesus but full of kindness, gentleness, and love. Oh if they knew the delicacies of love He uses with his Spouses! I say what happens to me, with other souls He will do the same. He treats me with a kindness, with a love, gives me  ineffable and divine caresss that are but as the overflowing of His goodness and his love.

Oh Heart of Jesus!

 I am your honor guard

I will always be very present

to give you glory, love, reparation

Day 9

Heart of Jesus Receptacle of justice and love

The espoused soul: ” to You I come oh Heart of Jesus,  hungry and thirsty for justice and love. I will joyfully draw from the sources of your divine breast and I will be satiated”

Oh Heart of Jesus!
Grant me a great favor
to be pure in my intentions, in my soul and heart


Day 8

Heart of Jesus, Fiery Furnace of Charity

Lessons of the Heart Of Jesus: “My daughter, look at this Heart that burns in love for people that they learn of me that I love them; I have given you an example so that as I love them I love you

O Heart of Jesus!

opened with a lance

I want that you feed me

of that blood and water.


Day 7

Heart of Jesus, House of God and Gate of Heaven

God, mansion of God, a human-divine Heart, where the divinity dwells, where we also live  for the love that He has for us. And door of heaven! oh Jesus! the soul that contemplates your Sacred Heart lives as at the door of heaven, in the vestibule of glory. Jesus, my sweet Jesus, I beg you to reveal the charms of your divine Heart to all souls and once they know you they will forget the things of the earth, oh Heart of Jesus!the door of the sky, door that leads us to the Father as you yourself have said.

O Heart of Jesus!

Of singular attractiveness
I want to enter your breast and

you will  teach me to love


Day 6

Heart of Jesus, Tabernacle of the Highest

What supreme adoration, what divine silence,
what infinite love in this heart that is the tabernacle of the highest . The soul is present to You  and silently adores  You.

O Heart of Jesus

Of the Visitation a Treasure

I want always to console You

To be a sweet joy for You.

Day 5

Heart of Jesus, Holy Temple of God
In this holy temple I pray always to your Father oh Jesus,  because you have taught me that only the supplications that pass from your divine Heart to the Father,  only these are accepted.



Oh Heart of Jesus

Whom I love so much, so much,

I promise you  to flee promptly 

from what is less holy


Day 4

Heart of Jesus of Infinite Majesty
Penetrating the soul of this sovereign majesty, I adore, I love,  even die;  outside I am forced to keep before the Holy Sacrament a deep respect,  and minor offenses seem to me crimes because the Heart of Jesus has long made me feel His Sovereign majesty and delicious love .
Oh Heart of Jesus!
I want to be yours, to be holy,

and for that I totally surrender

because that I know you love me.

Day 3

Heart of Jesus substantially united to the divine WORD

I am looking at the Heart of Jesus: such a human heart, a divine heart, with the bitterness of Calvary and the love of the Eucharist

If to achieve perfection
Is the greatest of your cravings
Dedicate yourself with determination to be faithful in your responsibilities.

Day 2

Formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin

In a ray of divine light contemplate the infinite and substantial love of God -He is the divine and human love of the Heart of Jesus- the love of a pure creature in the Heart of Mary . A spark of the divine burnings ignited my poor heart!

Day One

Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father

How can I explain how the Word makes me penetrate into that divine affiliation! It makes me experience in a certain way the divine ardor that His human Heart has towards his Father, communicates to me these ardors or rather, we two together love; our hearts are made one heart to love and glorify the Father. I can not say more…..

Oh Heart of Jesus!

I surrender to you

I will not talk lightly

Nor much less of myself!.

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