Secrets of the Sacred Heart

Twelve Ways to Claim Jesus’ Promises in Your Life
Author: Emily Jaminet

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Publication date: October 16, 2020

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Winner of a third-place award for spirituality books from the Catholic Media Association.

Do you yearn for the peace, protection, and joy of a Christ-centered home? The Sacred Heart of Jesus is the answer.

Bestselling and award-winning author Emily Jaminet takes up each of the twelve promises Christ made to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in a series of visions, puts a fresh new spin on the classic Catholic devotion, and invites you and your family to experience the profound spiritual benefits you will receive when you keep the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the center of your home.

Appearing to her in a series of visions in 1673, Jesus promised St. Margaret Mary Alacoque that those who “expose and honor his most Sacred Heart” will find peace in the home, consolation in sorrow, and a source of refuge in times of trouble. In Secrets of the Sacred Heart, Emily Jaminet—executive director of the Sacred Heart Enthronement Network—weaves personal testimony, teachings, and reflection questions while exploring and applying each of Christ’s promises. Jaminet will guide you through a special enthronement ceremony to dedicate your home and inspire you to a lifelong devotion to the Sacred Heart.

Whether you have already consecrated your home or are newly embarking on the journey of discovering the graces of this ancient practice, you will find a personal encounter with Jesus, who promises:

  • peace in your home,
  • safe refuge in life and death,
  • blessings on your undertakings,
  • an infinite source of mercy, and
  • a restored and enlivened faith for those who surrender themselves wholly to Christ.

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Product Details

Pages: 160

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9781646800193

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

This companion journal to Secrets of the Sacred Heart by Emily Jaminet will help you more deeply reflect on Christ’s promises in your life. Reflection questions will help get you started and there's room to record your thoughts, feelings, drawings, and any prayers that come to mind as you move through the twelve chapters in the book. 

One of the twelve promises for the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is to receive communion on the first Friday of the month for nine consecutive months. To help you remember the dates, you can use this downloadable First Friday Tracker.

  • “Highly recommended.”

    “How can we draw our family closer to the Lord and to each other? Secrets of the Sacred Heart reveals how a family’s devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus does both. Emily Jaminet goes through the promises given to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and how they apply in our family. Highly recommended.”

    Kimberly Hahn
    Coauthor of Rome Sweet Home  

  • “A powerful invitation.”

    “On our quest to be like Jesus, we find a fast lane into his heart through a devotion to the Sacred Heart. Emily Jaminet reminds readers of the powerful invitation of healing, heart restoration, and the promises Jesus has for each of us. Claiming Jesus’ promises should be the essential cornerstone in every disciple’s home, and this is the book to equip you.”

    Megan Schrieber
    Coauthor of Theology of Home

  • “Such a gift!”

    “Since my family did the enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I have been seeking reminders of the powerful promises associated with this devotion. Secrets of the Sacred Heart is such a gift!  This book is a handy guide for anyone who wants to be inspired for the first time or renewed in their commitment to this life-changing devotion!”

    Danielle Bean
    Brand manager of
    Author of Giving Thanks and Letting Go

  • “An enthusiastic introduction to the devotion.”

    “This work is an easily understood and enthusiastic introduction to the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as well as one of the devotion’s favored practices, the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the home. God’s promises are made to be fulfilled, and Emily Jaminet has clearly experienced that fidelity in her own life. The message is clear: Jesus wants us to be at home with such divine love.”

    Rev. David P. Reid, SS. CC.
    National Director of the Enthronement Office
    Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, United States Province

  • “A great blessing.”

    “No one is more powerful than Jesus. No family is stronger than when Jesus is in it. This book is a sure guide and a great blessing. I cannot recommend it more highly.”

    Fr. Nathan Cromley
    President of St. John Institute

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