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The Two Alliances

The joint devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary was first formalised in the 17th century by Saint Jean Eudes who organised the scriptural, theological and liturgical sources relating to the devotions and obtained the approbation of the Church, shortly before to the visions of Saint Marguerite Marie Alacoque.

In the 18th and 19th centuries the devotions grew, both jointly and individually through the efforts of figures such as Saint Louis de Montfort who promoted Catholic Mariology and Saint Catherine Laboure's Miraculous Medal depicting the Heart of Jesus thorn-crowned and the Heart of Mary pierced with a sword.

The devotions, and the associated prayers, continued into the 20th century, e.g. in the Immaculata prayer of St. Maximillian Koble and in the reported messages of Our Lady of Fatima, which stated that the Heart of Jesus wishes to be honoured together with the Heart of Mary.

Prayer of Reparation for Offences against the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary

O merciful Jesus, my King and my God, I worship you,
O Blessed Mother, Mary Immaculate, I cherish you

For those who offer you insult, I offer you praise.
For those who offer you mocking, I offer you honour.
For those who offer you disbelief, I offer you trust.
For those who offer you hate, I offer you love.
For those who offer you cursing, I offer you blessing.
For those who offer you ridicule, I offer you loving gazes.
For those who offer you blasphemy, I offer you adoration.
For those who offer you rebellion, I offer you obedience.
For those who offer you indifference, I offer you devotion.
For those who offer you obstinate pride, I offer you a contrite heart.
For those who offer you scorn, I offer you fidelity.

Kind Jesus have mercy; Ever Virgin Mary pray for us.
Forgive them Lord for they know not what they do. Soften the hearts of those who offend you,
that they may come to know you and love you as you deserve.

Make my heart more fervent so I may pray, without ceasing for the conversion and salvation of souls.


Morning Offering to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Morning offering to the Sacred Heart of Jesus specifically refers to the Immaculate Mary as it seeks reparation for sins:- O Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, sufferings of this day, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, the reparation for sin, the reunion of Christians; and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father this month. Amen.

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