THE ENTHRONEMENT OF
THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
FOR RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
The Enthronement of the Sacred Heart for those in a religious community has several meanings:
♥It is a re-affirmation of the rights of Christ the King, made in a spirit of reparation for the dethronement of Christ in private and public life, and likewise for any denials of these rights by the community’s failure to preach and uphold the laws and teachings of Christ and His Church.
♥It is a renewal of our total commitment to Jesus Christ.
♥The Enthronement-Consecration is a COVENANT with the Heart of Jesus, by which we pledge ourselves to a greater fidelity to our duties in a spirit of love, recognizing that “we are to love because He loved us first.” (1 Jn. 4:19)
♥Finally, the Enthronement made by a religious community is a pledge and means of unity and fraternal charity, for it makes Christ present as He Himself told us, “Where two or three are gathered for my sake, there I am in the midst of them.” St. Johntells us, “God is love and anyone who lives in love, lives in God, and God in him.” (1 Jn 4:16)
The Enthronement-Covenant may take place within the context of the Mass, after the homily, celebrated using the Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
It is also suggested to invite other priests, religious, and laity – this is an excellent means to bring awareness to the Enthronement.
The common room, the dining room, or a meeting room may be possible sites for the ceremony.
A shrine or altar area should be prepared, such as a table or mantel, where the image will be enthroned. Place the image on a side table in another part of the room, with Holy Water, where it will be blessed and carried in procession to the place of honor.