July 31st is the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola the Founder of the Jesuit. It also marks the closing of the ‘Ignatian Year,’ celebrating 500 years since the conversion of St Ignatius. To commemorate this occasion, on July 31 Superior General Arturo Sosa SJ will renew this consecration to the Sacred Heart.
We would like to invite you, as members of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network [Apostleship of Prayer], to join in this celebration. We invite you to join in a 9-Day Novena leading up to the consecration on July 31. In the novena, we will be calling upon the intercession of saints who had a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Please join us, with the Jesuits and members of the Prayer Network in this novena, and by making a personal consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on July 31.
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Bio: St. Therese is often known as the “Little Flower” and was a Carmelite Nun. She is known for her “little way” which is a spirituality of doing everything with love. She lived a simple life and was even a member of the Apostleship of Prayer and promoted both the Morning Offering and devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Prayer: St. Therese we beg for your intercession to help us to live our lives in great love and to live humbly. We ask for your intercession for missionaries and all of those who have been involved in the Apostleship of Prayer and the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, we entrust ourselves to you. We surrender to you our day, hopes, dreams, prayers, conversations, and work. As we join Father Arturo Sosa in the consecration of the Jesuit Order to the Sacred Heart we ask for the intercession of St. _______________ to pray for the Jesuits and my own special intentions.