“Jesus promised me that wherever this image should be exposed with a view to showing it special honor, He would pour forth His blessings and graces.”- Revelations of Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Enthronement of the Sacred Heart should be a common practice in every committed Catholic home. It’s easy and doesn’t require the presence of a priest, except to bless the image which can be done beforehand if necessary.
There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t speak with a parent who is worried for the wellbeing of their children or grandchildren. Or with children who are worried for the wellbeing of their parents. Every family in the West, at least, has been shredded by the culture of death. There are few who wouldn’t admit that we need every weapon against this ‘culture’ possible. Yet there are few who will utilize consistently the weapons of sacraments or sacramentals that are easily within reach of every person of goodwill.
Even non-Catholics can give Jesus a place of honor in their home and consecrate their families to Him. Below is a general guideline to the prayers for the occasion but it is not set in stone. Do what makes sense for your family. Just do it with a sincere and open heart and God will honor your request. This year the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 7, 2013, would be an appropriate time to honor the Lord and His love for us by Enthronement in our homes.