Novena of the Sacred Heart


The Holy See has granted indulgences for nine days of prayer in honor of the Sacred Heart. They may be gained twice yearly, once in connection with the Feast of the Sacred Heart and once at any time during the year, using any form of prayers approved by competent ecclesiastical authority. This grant is an amplification of the indulgences first granted 31 January 1818, for the novena composed by Father Charles Borgo, S.J., and printed at Ferrara in 1778. This novena was translated into many languages and contributed greatly to the spread of the devotion to the Sacred Heart.

MLA Citation

  • “Novena of the Sacred Heart”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. August 2012. Web. 25 November 2020. <>