But we should now give most special consideration to the declarations made by Jesus Christ, not through the Apostles or the Prophets but by His own words. Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Benediction. Therefore not only Catholics, and those who have duly received Christian baptism, but also all men, individually and collectively, have become to Him "a purchased people" (I Peter ii., 9). In these latter times especially, a policy has been followed which has resulted in a sort of wall being raised between the Church and civil society. . For having performed it, those in whose hearts are the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ will feel that faith and love increased. He addressed specific political situations in which the Church's liberties were threatened. 15. And lastly, for those still more unfortunate, who are struggling in the darkness of superstition, we shall all with one mind implore the assistance of heaven that Jesus Christ, to whose power they are subject,may also one day render them submissive to its exercise; and that not only in the life to come when He will fulfil His will upon all men, by saving some and punishing others, (St. Thomas, ibid), but also in this mortal life by giving them faith and holiness. 4). 58. Upcoming Events in the Province Publisher: Sacred Heart Publication Center (1974) Language: English; ASIN: B000KILCJ0; Package Dimensions: 8 x 5.1 x 0.2 inches Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces; Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 customer ratings; Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,725,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #445427 in Christian Books & Bibles But shall We allow to slip from Our remembrance those innumerable others upon whom the light of Christian truth has not yet shined? The great price He paid was paid for all” (T. 120 on St. John). . ENCYCLICAL LETTER OF POPE PIUS XII ON DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART Haurietis Aquas . Finally, there is one motive which We are unwilling to pass over in silence, personal to Ourselves it is true, but still good and weighty, which moves Us to undertake this celebration. In Le Figaro of October 5, Jean-Marie Guénois writes that it is a “very political” encyclical, and he sees in it a reminder of three themes often addressed by Francis during the seven years of his pontificate: 1. And so We greatly desire to bring to the true life those who sit in the shadow of death. Pope Benedict XVI, Homily of the Mass of Beatification of Blessed Pope John Paul II, 1 May 2011). For these reasons We urge and exhort all who know and love this divine Heart willingly to undertake this act of piety; and it is Our earnest desire that all should make it on the same day, that so the aspirations of so many thousands who are performing this act of consecration may be borne to the temple of heaven on the same day. St. Augustine’s words are therefore to the point when he says: “You ask what price He paid? Encyclicals on the Sacred Heart Pope Leo XIII ANNUM SACRUM: Consecration to the Sacred Heart Pope Pius XI CARITATE CHRISTI COMPULSI: O n the Sacred Heart MISERENTISSIMUS REDEMPTOR: On Reparation to the Sacred Heart Pope Pius XII HAURIETIS AQUAS: On Devotion to the Sacred Heart The Social Order Pope Leo XIII Pope St. Pius X decreed that the consecration of the human race, performed by Pope Leo XIII be renewed each year. When religion is once discarded it follows of necessity that the surest foundations of the public welfare must give way, whilst God, to inflict on His enemies the punishment they so richly deserve, has left them the prey of their own evil desires, so that they give themselves up to their passions and finally wear themselves out by excess of liberty. For He it was who snatched us “from the power of darkness” (Colossians i., 13), and “gave Himself for the redemption of all” (I Timothy ii., 6). In the first Encyclical Letter which We addressed at the beginning of Our Pontificate to the Bishops of the universal Church, We referred to the chief causes of the difficulties under which mankind was laboring. We must have recourse to Him who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Catholic Web Design: Hyperdo Media. In thatSacred Heart all our hopes should be placed, and from it the salvation of men isto be confidently besought. Your default description here. A Very Political Encyclical. But now We have in mind a more signal form of devotion which shall be in a manner the crowning perfection of all the honors that people have been accustomed to pay to the Sacred Heart, and which We confidently trust will be most pleasing to Jesus Christ, our Redeemer.This is not the first time, however, that the design of which We speak has been mooted. But yet, in His infinite goodness and love, He in no way objects to our giving and consecrating to Him what is already His, as if it were really our own; nay, far from refusing such an offering, He positively desires it and asks for it: "My son, give me thy heart." 13. MAY 25, 1899 To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Catholic World in Grace and Communion with the Apostolic See. 4). Second Council of Constantinople – 553 A.D. Third Council of Constantinople : 680-681 A. D. Fourth Council of Constantinople : 869-870. And verily he has acted on this extraordinary and peculiar right when He commanded His Apostles to preach His doctrine over the earth, to gather all men together into the one body of the Church by the baptism of salvation, and to bind them by laws, which no one could reject without risking his eternal salvation. The Lord said to me, Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee. The great price He paid was paid for all" (T. 120 on St. John). Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Benediction. But this is not all. To the Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries of Localities having Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See. To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Catholic World in Grace and Communion with the Apostolic See. In the constitution and administration of States the authority of sacred and divine law is utterly disregarded, with a view to the exclusion of religion from having any constant part in public life. Venerable Brethren, Health and the Apostolic Benediction. ANNUM SACRUMENCYCLICAL OFPOPE LEO XIIION CONSECRATION TOTHE SACRED HEART. Such an act of consecration, since it can establish or draw tighter the bonds which naturally connect public affairs with God, gives to States a hope of better things. For these reasons, We ordain that on the ninth, tenth and eleventh of the coming month of June, in the principal church of every town and village, certain prayers be said, and on each of these days there be added to the other prayers the Litany of the Sacred Heart approved by Our authority. Those who knowing Christ, yet neglect His law and its precepts, may still gain from His Sacred Heart the flame of charity. May they by these virtues strive to honor God as they ought, and to win everlasting happiness in heaven. We must have recourse to Him who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. As we have already sent messengers of Christ over the earth to instruct them, so now, in pity for their lot with all Our soul we commend them, and as far as in us lies We consecrate them to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Archbishop's Appeal . As we have already sent messengers of Christ over the earth to instruct them, so now, in pity for their lot with all Our soul we commend them, and as far as in us lies We consecrate them to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. On what foundation this sovereign power rests is made sufficiently plain by the words, "Thou art My Son." 1. Last updated February 20, 2020 Council of Basel-Ferrara-Florence, 1431-45 A.D. This is why the Son of God thus speaks of Himself through the Prophet: “But I am appointed king by him over Sion, his holy mountain. 11. © Copyright 1899 - Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Christ reigns not only by natural right as the Son of God, but also by a right that He has acquired. But yet, in His infinite goodness and love, He in no way objects to our giving and consecrating to Him what is already His, as if it were really our own; nay, far from refusing such an offering, He positively desires it and asks for it: “My son, give me thy heart.” We are, therefore, able to be pleasing to Him by the good will and the affection of our soul. 2. For by consecrating ourselves to Him we not only declare our open and free acknowledgment and acceptance of His authority over us, but we also testify that if what we offer as a gift were really our own, we would still offer it with our whole heart. Meanwhile permission was granted to individual cities which desired it thus to consecrate themselves, and a form of consecration was drawn up. And the greatness of this power and the boundlessness of His kingdom is still more clearly declared in these words to the Apostles: "All power is given to me in heaven and on earth" (Matthew xxviii., 18). The question of “borders” (no. As the Scripture says: 'Out of his heart there shall flow rivers of living waters.' It will at length be possible that our many wounds be healed and all justice spring forth again with the hope of restored authority; that the splendors of peace be renewed, and swords and arms drop from the hand when all men shall acknowledge the empire of Christ and willingly obey His word, and "Every tongue shall confess that our Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father" (Philippians ii, II). In this way this act of devotion, which We recommend, will be a blessing to all. The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio. How it comes about that infidels themselves are subject to the power and dominion of Jesus Christ is clearly shown by St. Thomas, who gives us the reason and its explanation. Haurietis aquas (Latin: "You will draw waters") is a landmark encyclical of Pope Pius XII on devotion to the Sacred Heart. For these reasons We urge and exhort all who know and love this divine Heart willingly to undertake this act of piety; and it is Our earnest desire that all should make it on the same day, that so the aspirations of so many thousands who are performing this act of consecration may be borne to the temple of heaven on the same day. In this encyclical letter the Pope attached Later Pope Leo XIII encouraged the entire Roman Catholic episcopate to promote the devotion of the Nine First Fridays and he established June as the Month of the Sacred Heart. Such an act of consecration, since it can establish or draw tighter the bonds which naturally connect public affairs with God, gives to States a hope of better things. We have gone astray and we must return to the right path: darkness has overshadowed our minds, and the gloom must be dispelled by the light of truth: death has seized upon us, and we must lay hold of life. And now to-day, in the hope and with the object that this religious celebration shall be more devoutly performed, We have traced and recommended a striking design from which, if all shall follow it out with hearty good will, We not unreasonably expect extraordinary and lasting benefits for Christendom in the first place and also for the whole human race. 121, et seq. This sovereign power of Christ over men is exercised by truth, justice, and above all, by charity. 9. Given in Rome at St. Peter’s on the 25th day of May, 1899, the twenty-second year of Our Pontificate. Issued on May 15, 1956 . When men's minds are raised to such a height of insolent pride, what wonder is it that the greater part of the human race should have fallen into such disquiet of mind and be buffeted by waves so rough that no one is suffered to be free from anxiety and peril? But a short time ago, as you well know, We, by letters apostolic, and following the custom and ordinances of Our predecessors, commanded the celebration in this city, at no distant date, of a Holy Year. By these words He declares that He has power from God over the whole Church, which is signified by Mount Sion, and also over the rest of the world to its uttermost ends. IN THE new Encyclical on the Sacred Heart, our present Holy Father tells us that this devotion is the most complete profession of the Christian religion.1Before him, Pius XI had stated that this same devotion was the synthesis of our whole religion and the norm of the more perfect life.2Both Supreme Pontiffs but reaffirmed Leo XIIFs words that this devotion was the most excellent form of religion.3 We have gone astray and we must return to the right path: darkness has overshadowed our minds, and the gloom must be dispelled by the light of truth: death has seized upon us, and we must lay hold of life. Given on the centenary of Pius IX’s proclamation ordering the celebration of the feast throughout the whole Church. On the Sacred Heart. 100 years after Pope Blessed Pius IX had extended the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to the Universal Church, Pope Pius XII, of most glorious memory, decided to celebrate the occasion with one of the brightest lights of his pontificate, the Encyclical Letter Haurietis Aquas, signed on May 15, 1956. 59, a. Jesus Christ, our God and our Redeemer, is rich in the fullest and perfect possession of all things: we, on the other hand, are so poor and needy that we have nothing of our own to offer Him as a gift. ... at the turn of the century, he wrote two encyclicals on Christ (the Sacred Heart, the Redeemer). VATICAN CITY, JUNE 16, 2006 (Zenit) - Here is a Vatican translation of Benedict XVI's letter to the superior general of the Jesuits to mark the 50th anniversary of Pope Pius XII's encyclical "Haurietis Aquas," on devotion to the Sacred Heart. May they by these virtues strive to honor God as they ought, and to win everlasting happiness in heaven. For having put the question whether His judicial power extends to all men, and having stated that judicial authority flows naturally from royal authority, he concludes decisively as follows: "All things are subject to Christ as far as His power is concerned, although they are not all subject to Him in the exercise of that power" (3a., p., q. Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Benediction. This world-wide and solemn testimony of allegiance and piety is especially appropriate to Jesus Christ, who is the Head and Supreme Lord of the race. 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