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St Margaret Mary was the first to receive visions of the Sacred Heart

St Claude la Colombière and St Margaret Mary Alacoque helped us to pray for a renewed trust in God

St Claude de la Colombière

But for St Claude, St Margaret Mary might have gone down in history as a mad nun who had false visions

Priests attend Pope Francis' celebration of Mass for the Jubilee of Priests in St Peter's Square on June 3 (CNS)

The Pope celebrated the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with thousands of priests in St Peter’s Square

A statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Dominican Basilica of St Stanislaus in Lublin, Poland (CNS)

Evangelisation needs to do what Christ did: radiate love

St Margaret Mary was the first to receive visions of the Sacred Heart

Never underestimate the power of prayer that appeals directly to the Sacred Heart

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pontiff makes comments in interview with Argentinian newspaper

'There is one right way to set up an oratory but that individual family oratories should communicate your own faith'

An energetic new book offers a helpful guide to praying at home

Francis delivers the Angelus address yesterday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis meets Benedict XVI on March 23 (CNS)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pompeo Batoni's 1767 Sacred Heart

Attempts to convey Christ’s love for humanity in art have, it seems to me, had limited success