The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (Latin)


Tomorrow is the feast of Our Lord's most Sacred Heart. This feast takes place every year on the second Friday after Trinity Sunday - which means its date depends on the date of Easter. This feast day can fall anywhere from May 29 until July 2, and so almost always falls during June. Because of this, June is often called the Month of the Sacred Heart. On this day, we remember Christ's great love for us, which was most fully manifested for us on the Cross. 


Cogitationes Cordis ejus in generatione et generationem: ut eruat a morte animas eorum et alat eos in fame.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Ps. 32:11,19

Ant. The thoughts of His heart are from generation to generation: to deliver their souls from death and feed them in famine.

V. Rejoice in the Lord, you just; praise becomes the upright.

V. Glory be...


Improperium exspectavit Cor meum et miseriam, et sustinui qui simul mecum contristaretur et non fuit; consolantem me quaesivi et non inveni.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Ps. 68:21

Ant. My Heart has expected reproach and misery, and I looked for one that would grieve together with me, but there was none; and for one who would console me, and I found no one.


Unus militum lancea latus ejus aperuit, et continuo exivit sanguis et aqua.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Jn. 19:34

Ant. One of the soliders opened His side with a spear, and immediately there flowed forth blood and water.