Devotion to Sacred Heart
Pope Pius XII wrote the following devotion to the Sacred
Heart of Mary during the bloody conflict of WWII. He
prayed for the intercession of Mother Mary to restore
peace to all the war torn countries in Europe and the
Devotion to Sacred Heart of Mary remains relevant today
with the war in the Middle East, suicide bombers, and
terrorists spreading bloodshed throughout the world.
Reciting the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of
Mary is a way for all Christians to do their part in
bringing peace back to the world.
Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, in this tragic hour of
the world's history, we entrust and consecrate ourselves
to thine Immaculate Heart, our only refuge, our hope,
our salvation. Have pity on this world, torn by the
most terrible conflicts, burning with the fires of hate,
victim of its own sins. May thy Heart be moved at the
sight of so much ruin, pain and sorrow.
We consecrate to thy maternal heart our persons, our
families, our country ----- the whole of humanity. Protect
and save us!
O Heart of Mary, source of true love, fill our selfish
hearts with Divine charity and with that true brotherly
love without which there can never be peace. Grant that
men and nations may understand and fulfill the precept
of thy Divine Son, LOVE ONE ANOTHER, in order that true
peace may be firmly established in the Justice and Truth
----- Pope Pius XII
Bring Peace to the World with the Holy Heart of Mary
Wearing a Sacred Heart of Mary necklace is a reminder
to offer devotion and prayers to Mother Mary for peace
in the world. As followers of Jesus
Christ live their daily prayers, they can hold His
Blessed Mother close to their hearts as an outward symbol
of charity and mercy. Giving a Sacred Heart of Mary
pendant to others is another way of bringing the peace
of Jesus and Mary to the world.