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Pastoral Letter on the Sacred Heart of Jesus

"And so I am inviting all Catholics in this archdiocese, in all our families, religious communities, parishes, hospitals, schools, and institutions, to focus on the significance of this sign of the sacrificial and compassionate love of Christ, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and to make devotion to the Sacred Heart a vital part of our life of faith." - Cardinal Thomas Collins


The cover page of Cardinal Thomas Collins' Archbishop of Toronto's pastoral letter on the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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  1. The Need for Devotion to the Sacred Heart
  2. The Symbol of the Sacred Heart
  3. The Meaning of the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
  4. Head, Heart, and Hands: To Know, to Love, and to Serve
  5. “Create in me a clean heart, O God.” (Psalm 51:10)
  6. Living Water in the Desert of Isolation and Ego
  7. Compassion, and its Deadly Imitation: Sentimentality
  8. The Sacred Heart and Social Justice
  9. The Day and the Month of the Sacred Heart: Friday and June
  10. Some Practical Suggestions for Devotion to the Sacred Heart
  11. Prayer of the Heart
  12. The Litany of the Sacred Heart