Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart Stained Glass Window from Brazil

The Lumen Fidei Institute is placed under the heavenly patronage of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the beautiful image of Christ’s Love for humanity. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You!

Hail! O Sacred Heart of Jesus, living and quickening source of eternal life, infinite treasure of the Divinity, and burning furnace of divine love. Thou art my refuge and my sanctuary, O my amiable Savior. Consume my heart with that burning fire with which Thine is ever inflamed. Pour down on my soul those graces which flow from Thy love, and let my heart be so united with Thine, that our wills may be one, and mine in all things, be conformed to Thine. May Thy divine will be equally the standard and rule of all my desires and of all my actions. Amen. (Prayer of St Gertrude)

Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Lumen Fidei Institute is also under the heavenly patronage of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lady appeared to Sr Lucia of Fatima, on December 10, 1925, in the convent at Pontevedra. By Her side, was the Child Jesus. The Most Holy Virgin showed Sr Lucia her Heart encircled by thorns. The Child Jesus then said:

“Have compassion on the Heart of your Most Holy Mother, covered with thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce It at every moment, and there is no one to make an act of Reparation to remove them.”

Our Lady asked for The Five First Saturday Devotion of reparation to make reparation for, Blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception, blasphemies against Mary’s perpetual virginity, blasphemies against her Divine Maternity, blasphemies of those who publicly seek to sow in the hearts of children indifference or scorn, or even hatred of this Immaculate Mother and offences against Mary as depicted in holy images. We encourage our supporters to make the Five First Saturdays Devotion and we have published a book of meditations with this in mind.

Most Pure Heart of St Joseph

The Heart of St Joseph

The Lumen Fidei Institute is also under the heavenly patronage of the Most Chaste heart of St Joseph. In 1938, a sister of the Congregation of the Precious Blood, known as Sister Mary Ephrem, began receiving locutions from Christ. These inner locutions were later followed by apparitions which included some apparitions of St Joseph. In October of 1956 she received an inner locution from St. Joseph, followed by his apparitions in 1958 in which he spoke of his spiritual fatherhood, his protection of the Catholic Church and devotion to his Most Pure Heart.

It is known that Archbishop Paul F. Leilbold, spiritual director of Sister Mary Ephrem, was a supporter of the apparitions, granting the Imprimatur to the messages. On March 30 1958 St Joseph said.

“I am the protector of the Church and the home, as I was the protector of Christ and His Mother while I lived upon earth. Jesus and Mary desire that my pure heart, so long hidden and unknown, be now honored in a special way. Let my children honor my Most Pure Heart in a special manner on the First Wednesday of the month by reciting the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary in memory of my life with Jesus and Mary, the love I bore them, and the sorrow I suffered with them.”

St Michael Archangel

Finally, the Lumen Fidei Institute is placed under the heavenly patronage of St Michael the Archangel as our protector.

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in the hour of battle.
Be our safeguard against the wickedness
and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..