Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena
of Reparation for the Offenses Against Life
Saint Joseph is our protector. Ever since the Holy Family fled into Egypt, when the Holy Innocents were being slaughtered, people of faith have “gone to Joseph” for consolation and protection. Today, we need his guidance as much as ever.
There are many attacks on life that are going on today. Abortion, euthanasia, immoral stem cell research, to name a few, are everyday occurrences. However, because of Jesus’ victory over sin and death, we know how the battle for the Culture of Life will end. We will be victorious. And, we know that the God of love will be merciful when it comes time for judgment on what we have done and what we have failed to do to stand up for Life in our times.
The Josephites lead an annual “Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena of Reparation for the Offenses Against Life.” You are invited to join us in this special novena. The Novena begins on June 11, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Act of Reparation
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I offer you an act of reparation for the indifference often shown to you. Not only do I now ask your pardon, but I also declare my readiness to atone both for my personal offenses and for the faults of others.
I am resolved to expiate every outrage committed against you. In reparation, I wish to make amends too for the injustices perpetrated against the poor, the vulnerable and the unprotected.
In union with the faithful on earth, I promise to make recompense, as far as I can, for all neglect of your great love and for the sins I and others have committed.
Loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, deign to receive my act of reparation and keep me faithful to you, so that I may one day come to that home where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Petition to the Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart of Jesus, do not forget our earthly sorrows. Look upon those of us who suffer, who struggle against difficulties, who are discouraged. Have pity on the lonely-hearted and on those of us who have been parted from loved ones. Obtain help for all who are in need and have compassion on us and everyone dear to us. Comfort all who mourn, who tremble, who worry, and grant us hope and peace. Amen.
The Josephites lead this novena with special confidence because a devotion to the Sacred Heart is part of our name: The Society of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart has been ministering in the United States for more than 140 years. Please join us in this unique mission of evangelization.
Join us in this special Novena for Life. With your help, the Culture of Life, especially in the African American community, will be advanced.
Participate in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer of Reparation for the offenses against life. Please remember my intentions during the Prayers in Reparation for Offenses Against Life. Click here to add your intentions. Thank you for your prayers.
Support the ministries of the Josephites serving in African American communities across the United States. Click here to make your donation. Use my gift for the work of evangelization and for the education and training of new Josephite priests and brothers and for care of the infirm and retired Josephites.