St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Born in France, Margaret Mary entered a Visitation convent in 1671. In visions, Christ told her that she was his instrument in spreading devotion to his Sacred Heart. Her superior and local theologians were unconvinced of the validity of her visions, but

Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, approved for public use by Pope Leo XIII in 1899, is a compilation of various litanies originating in the 17th century. The Sacred Congregation for Rites included these invocations when approving the litany for