Sacred Heart Home Enthronement


In case you missed our Enthronement series this past Christmas season, here are the steps for the 3-Day Enthronment Prep and Enthronement Ceremony for enthroning your home to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Why enthrone your home with this image? The organization, Blessed Is She states it beautifully:

“The idea of Enthronement is a spiritual surrender where we allow Jesus to touch us in a way that is life-changing. The simple act of placing the Heart of Jesus as the King of Love in your home can give you new graces to deepen your relationship with the Lord. In a vision to Saint Margaret Mary, Jesus shared that:

Wherever the Image of My Sacred Heart is publicly exposed and honored, I will pour out graces of sanctification and salvation, I will touch unfeeling hearts, I will reunite divided families, I will help them in all their needs.

Now more than ever we need to have the strength and grace to live out our Faith in the home. As Jesus promised, devotion to His Sacred Heart will reunite divided families. This also gives us an opportunity to pass our Faith on to our family in a new way!”

Pre-Enthronement Day 1

To the Heart of Our King, Jesus of Bethlehem


Step 1:

Read Luke 1:26-38; Luke 2:1-20; and Matthew 2:1-12


Step 2:

Pray the Rosary, reflecting on the 3rd Joyful Mystery only for each decade (The Birth of Jesus).


Step 3:

Pray- Sacred Heart of Jesus, we salute You, for You are the King of Kings, the Ruler of families and nations. But sad to say, in many nations, You have been dethroned and rejected. This is mainly because You were dethroned in many families of which the nations are composed.

Loving Master, we want to make up for this insult to Your Divine Majesty by lovingly enthroning You as King of our family. Like Mary and Joseph, like the shepherds and the three kings, we want to give You a royal welcome as they did when they adored You in Your humble home in Bethlehem. Like them, we have no royal throne to offer You, but we can and will offer something even more pleasing to You. In our home, Your throne will be a living throne: the loyal hearts of the members of this home; Your royal crown: our acts of love.

O Mary, queen of our home, by your loving submission to the will of God in all things, obtain for us the grace never to sadden the Heart of our King by willful disobedience of His commandments or those of His Church. May it be said of us what the Gospel said of Jesus, “He was subject to them.” Good St. Joseph, guardian of our family, help us to make this Enthronement the beginning of a new life of love in this

home. Through the presence of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in our family and through your powerful intercession, may we receive the grace to know our King more personally, love Him more ardently, and thus serve Him more faithfully.

O Christ Jesus, I acknowledge You to be King of the universe; all that has been made is created by You. Exercise over us all Your sovereign rights. We hereby renew the promises of our Baptism, renouncing Satan and all his works and empty promises, and we promise to lead henceforth a truly Christian life. Divine Heart of Jesus, we offer You our poor actions to obtain acknowledgement by every heart of Your sacred kingly power. May the kingdom of Your peace be firmly established throughout the earth.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your kingdom come through Mary! Sacred Heart of Jesus, protect us!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, queen of heaven, pray for us!

St. Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us!

St. Michael, first champion of the Kingship of Christ, pray for us! Guardian Angels, pray for us!


Step 4:

Sing or play an appropriate hymn.


Pre-Enthronement Day 2

To the Heart of Our Brother: Jesus of Nazareth


Step 1:

Read Luke 2:40-52


Step 2:

Rosary - Meditating on the 5th Joyful Mystery only for each decade (Finding of Jesus in the Temple)


Step 3:

Pray- Dear Jesus, Son of God, when we call You “Brother,” we speak the truth for You are indeed just that. John told us so when in his Gospel he wrote, “But to as many as received Him, He gave the power of becoming sons of God.” Therefore, we are Your adopted brothers and sisters and co-heirs of heaven. And since You are a King, we have the privilege of being members of a royal family, as were Mary and Joseph. How honored we will be to have our Brother King come to dwell in our humble home in order to share our joys and sorrows! Once You are enthroned in our family, we will understand as never before the meaning of the words, “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” No longer need we envy Mary and Joseph at Nazareth, for Your abiding presence in our home will make our family another Nazareth wherein we will give proof of our love. We will do this especially by the practice of charity: trying to love each other as You love us and to build a more just world in solidarity with the poor.

O Mary, queen of Nazareth and Mother of Jesus, obtain for us the grace to appreciate the presence of Your Divine Son enthroned in our home. Grant us a greater love for Jesus ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, a deeper love for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, a more ardent longing to unite ourselves as often as possible with our loving Savior in Holy Communion. Good St. Joseph, you were privileged to share the joys and sorrows of your foster son at Nazareth. Teach us how to share our everyday joys and sorrows here on earth with our Brother, Jesus, so that one day our entire family may join you and Mary in sharing the joys of heaven. There we will see our King and Brother face to face and with you love, adore, thank, and praise Him for all eternity.

O Christ Jesus, I acknowledge You to be King of the universe; all that has been made is created by You. Exercise over us all Your sovereign rights. We hereby renew the promises of our Baptism, renouncing Satan and all his works and empty promises, and we promise to lead henceforth a truly Christian life. Divine Heart of Jesus, we offer You our poor actions to obtain acknowledgement by every heart of Your sacred kingly power. May the kingdom of Your peace be firmly established throughout the earth.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your kingdom come through Mary! Sacred Heart of Jesus, protect us!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, queen of heaven, pray for us!

St. Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us!

St. Michael, first champion of the Kingship of Christ, pray for us! Guardian Angels, pray for us!


Step 4:

Sing or play an appropriate hymn.


Pre-Enthronement Day 3

To the Heart of Our Friend: Jesus of Bethany


Step 1:

Read Luke 10:38-42; John 11:1-35


Step 2:

Rosary (First Sorrowful Mystery only)


Step 3:

Pray-

“My delight is to be with the children of humankind.” These words from the Book of Proverbs were certainly spoken about You, dear Jesus, Who came down to share our exile here below. You delight in being with us because we need You and You are our best Friend. You love all without exception:

saints and sinners, the rich and the poor, the learned and the uneducated. You love all races, all peoples, but above all You love all families. You proved that love by spending thirty years in your home in Nazareth, and during Your public life, many times You accepted invitations to visit families. You even told Zacchaeus the sinner that “I must stay in your house today.” But there was one family for whom You had a special love, that of Lazarus, Martha, and Mary. How many times did You stay in that beloved family at Bethany! It was there You found rest and solace after the fatigue of Your labors and the insulting attacks of Your enemies. At Bethany, You were always received as a royal Guest, but also You were treated as a Brother and Friend. Dear Jesus, once You are enthroned in our (home or organization), we too want to be Your true friends. We want You to feel at home with us. We will try to console You for those who do not love You. We will serve You like Martha; listen to You like Mary; and thank You like Lazarus. We feel confident that You will richly bless our (family or organization) and all those who invite You into their lives. And, if there are in our (home or organization) prodigal sons or daughters, lost sheep, sinners dead to the life of grace, we know that You will say to them as you did to Zacchaeus, “Today salvation has come to this house.” You will be to them a loving Father, a Good Shepherd, a Divine Physician, for You are “the Resurrection and the Life.” O Mary, Mother of our best Friend, and St. Joseph our patron, obtain for us the grace to make our (home or organization) a true Bethany for the Sacred Heart. May our friendship with Jesus be loving, loyal, and lasting. May our daily living with my King and Guest bring about a closer union of hearts, of minds, and of wills so that our entire (family or organization) united with the Heart of Jesus here on earth may remain united with Him and the Father and the Holy Spirit in our true home, heaven, for all eternity! O Christ Jesus, I acknowledge you to be King of the universe; all that has been made is created by You. Exercise over us all Your sovereign rights. We hereby renew the promises of our Baptism, renouncing Satan and all his works and empty promises, and we promise to lead henceforth a truly Christian life. Divine Heart of Jesus, we offer You our poor actions to obtain acknowledgement by every heart of Your sacred kingly power. May the kingdom of Your peace be firmly established throughout the earth.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your kingdom come through Mary! Sacred Heart of Jesus, protect us!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, queen of heaven, pray for us!

St. Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us!

St. Michael, first champion of the Kingship of Christ, pray for us! Guardian Angels, pray for us!


Step 4:

Sing or play an appropriate hymn.


Enthronement Ceremony on Enthronement Day!

Happy Enthroning!


Step 1-

Pray: Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, who dost approve the painting and sculpturing of the images of Thy Saints, so that as often as we gaze upon them we are reminded to imitate their deeds and sanctity; vouchsafe, we implore Thee, to bless and sanctify this image' made in honor and in memory of the Most Sacred Heart of Thy only begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; and grant, that whosoever in its presence, will suppliantly worship and honor the Most Sacred Heart of Thy only begotten Son, may obtain through His merits and intercession grace in this life and everlasting glory in the world to come. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Step 2-

A family member enthrones the image in the permanent place of honor prepared for it.


Step 3-

All stand and recite the Apostle's Creed.


Step 4-

Pray: Act of Consecration of the Human Race:

Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Thy altar. We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be; but to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known Thee; many too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy Sacred Heart. Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to their Father's house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger. Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd. Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism, and refuse not to to draw them all into the light and kingdom of God. Turn Thine eyes of mercy towards the children of that race, once Thy chosen people: of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Savior; may It now descend upon them, a laver of redemption and of life. Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: "Praise be to the divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to It be glory and honor for ever." Amen.


Step 5-

Pray: Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart:

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, who didst make known to St. Margaret Mary Thine ardent desire to reign over Christian families, behold us assembled here today to proclaim Thine absolute dominion over our home.


Henceforth we purpose to lead a life like unto Thine, so that amongst us may flourish the virtues for which Thou didst promise peace on earth, and for this end we will banish from our midst the spirit of the world which Thou dost abhor so much.


Thou wilt reign over our understanding by the simplicity of our faith. Thou wilt reign over our hearts by an ardent love for Thee; and may the flame of this love be kept burning in our hearts by the frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist.


Deign, O Divine Heart, to preside over our meetings, to bless our undertakings, both spiritual and temporal, to banish all worry and care, to sanctify our joys and soothe our sorrows. If any of us should ever have the misfortune to grieve Thy Sacred Heart, remind him of Thy goodness and mercy toward the repentant sinner.


Lastly when the hour of separation will sound and death will plunge our home into mourning, then shall we all and everyone of us be resigned to Thy eternal decrees, and seek consolation in the thought that we shall one day be reunited in Heaven, where we shall sing the praises and blessings of Thy Sacred Heart for all eternity.


May the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the glorious Patriarch St. Joseph offer Thee this our Consecration, and remind us of the same all the days of our life.


Glory to the Divine Heart of Jesus, our King and our Father!


Step 6-

Say one Our Father and Hail Mary for all the absent members, both living and dead, so that all may share in the graces of the Enthronement.


Step 7-

Pray: Prayer of Thanksgiving:

Glory be to Thee, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the infinite mercy Thou hast bestowed upon the privileged members of this family. Thou hast chosen it from thousands of others, as a recipient of Thy love and a sanctuary of reparation wherein Thy most loving Heart shall find consolation for the ingratitude of men. How great, O Lord Jesus, is the confusion of this portion of Thy faithful flock as we accept the unmerited honor of seeing Thee preside over our family! Silently we adore Thee, overjoyed to see Thee sharing under the same roof the toils, cares and joys of Thy children! It is true, we are not worthy that Thou shouldst enter our humble abode, but Thou hast already reassured us, when Thou didst reveal Thy Sacred Heart to us, teaching us to find in the wound of Thy Sacred Side the source of grace and life everlasting. In this loving and trusting spirit we give ourselves to Thee, Thou who art unchanging Life. Remain with us, Most Sacred Heart, for we feel an irresistible desire to love Thee and make Thee loved.


May our home be for Thee a haven as sweet as that of Bethany, where Thou canst find rest in the midst of loving friends, who like Mary have chosen the better part in the loving intimacy of Thy Heart! May this home be for Thee, O be. loved Savior, a humble but hospitable refuge during the exile imposed on Thee by Thine enemies.


Come, then, Lord Jesus, come, for here as at Nazareth, we have a tender love for the Virgin Mary, Thy sweet Mother whom Thou hast given us to be our Mother. Come, to fill with Thy sweet presence the vacancies which misfortune and death have wrought in our midst.


O most faithful Friend, hadst Thou been here in the midst of sorrow, our tears would have been less bitter; the comforting balm of peace would then have soothed these hidden wounds, which are known to Thee alone. Come, for even now perhaps, there is drawing near for us the twilight of tribulation, and the decline of the passing days of our youth and our illusions. Stay with us, for already it is late, and a perverted world seeks to envelop us in the darkness of its denials while we wish to adhere to Thee who alone art the Way the Truth and the Life. Repeat for us those words Thou didst utter of old: "This day I must abide in this home."


Yes, dear Lord, take up Thy abode with us, so that we may live in Thy love and in Thy presence, we who proclaim Thee as our King and wish no other! May Thy triumphant Heart, O Jesus, be forever loved, blessed, and glorified in this home! Thy Kingdom Come! Amen!


Step 8-

Recite the Hail Holy Queen. [If so desired, an Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary may be added, and her image installed near the Sacred Heart.]


Step 9-

Pray: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus: Have mercy on us! [3 times]

Immaculate Heart of Mary: Pray for us.

St. Joseph: Pray for us.

St. Margaret Mary: Pray for us.

All Glory to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus forever and ever! Amen.