The devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus recognizes Jesus’ great love for us as symbolized by His heart. The devotion began in the 1670s, when Jesus appeared multiple times to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a Visitation nun in France. Through these visions, he told her how he wished to be honoured with the symbol of his heart, asking for the faithful to make amends for any wrongdoing they had done, frequently take Communion, and observe the Holy Hour. In 1856, the devotion was added to the church calendar by Pope Pius IX.
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