Month of the Sacred Heart


(scroll around on his site to see variations on the theme)

The Sacred Heart is my favorite devotion. I don't know if I have it in me, but I'm tempted to attempt an image/day challenge for the month of June, in part to honor the most pure and perfect love and in part to prove that this need not be what we think of when we think of the Sacred Heart. 

Also, the solemnity of the Sacred Heart falls on June 11 this year, and the novena starts tomorrow (June 2).  Here's one version.  

And here are some reasons to cultivate a devotion to the Sacred Heart, even if at first it seems to you (as it did to me once) a saccharine piety best left to the 19th century. 

All Loves Excelling. 

Four Things the Sacred Heart Says Without Words.