In A Heart on Fire: Rediscovering Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Rev. James Kubicki, S.J., presents a a persuasive and engaging guide to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, an age-old and often misunderstood Catholic devotion. He delves into the rich theological and spiritual roots of the devotion and demonstrates how the faithful may encounter the Sacred Heart of Jesus in one another, scripture, the sacraments, and especially in the Eucharist.
Fr. Kubicki, the national director of the Apostleship of Prayer, brings to life the rich imagery associated with the devotion’s history and provides a contemporary look at traditional devotions like the Twelve Promises, family consecration and enthronement, the Sacred Heart Badge, the Litany of the Sacred Heart, holy hours, and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Praise for A Heart on Fire- (click here for a sample!)
“I invite everyone to renew his devotion to the Sacred Heart of Christ. . . making use of the traditional prayer of the offering of the day and keeping in mind the intentions that I have proposed to the whole Church.”
Pope Benedict XVI
Angelus Address, June 1, 2008
“Father Kubicki helps readers place their hearts into the glorious Heart of Jesus through Eucharistic worship and its extension, devotion to the Sacred Heart.”
Cardinal Raymond L. Burke
Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
“At first communion I was taught to say first thing every morning, ‘Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee!’ Reading Father Kubicki’s splendid book has only made that prayer all the more sincere and meaningful.”
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan
Archbishop of New York
“Fr. James Kubicki’s book on devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus presents a fresh and attractive reconsideration of this centuries-old devotion in the Catholic Church. Blessed Basil Moreau († 1873), founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, who entrusted his priests to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, wrote: ‘The primary purpose of the devotion to the Sacred Heart is to return love for love.’ Fr. Kubicki develops this theme in a way that speaks well to today’s generation of believers.”
Rev. Peter D. Rocca, C.S.C.
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
University of Notre Dame
“This accessible presentation of the Sacred Heart devotion grounds it in God’s devotion to us and links it to the Eucharist. The many practical devotions and prayers help us see our everyday lives as a prayer offered to God.”
Author of The Heart Transformed
“At a time when many people are losing heart, Fr. Kubicki’s book, A Heart on Fire, reminds us to be rooted and grounded in the ‘True Love Story,’ the Heart of Jesus. This book will revive many hearts!”
Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women
“The beautiful and succinct combination of Scriptural understanding, historical background, spiritual reflections, and prayer exercises in this book leads us to a new appreciation and deep love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus.”
Softcover - 192 pages