Holy Habits from the Sacred Heart
Ten Ways to Build Stronger, More Loving Relationships
by Emily Jaminet
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Pub Date 24 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 08 Jun 2023
Jesus invites you to experience his love through devotion to his Sacred Heart, a powerful source of spiritual and personal healing that can also transform your relationships with family, friends, and others around you.
In Holy Habits from the Sacred Heart, Emily Jaminet—executive director of the Sacred Heart Enthronement Network—identifies ten habits and virtues that come from the Sacred Heart. She also shows how you can intentionally practice these virtues in order to get closer to Jesus and strengthen the relationships that are most important to you.
Having Jesus at the center of family life isn’t reserved for the pious; it’s a form of practical spirituality that is open to everyone. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus has been a cornerstone of Jaminet’s life bolstering the faith of four generations of her family members. In this book she shares her own story as well as the real-life experiences of regular Catholics whose families have been changed for the better by the love and virtue that came from devotion to the Sacred Heart.
The habits and virtues include:
- Encounter the King: welcome Jesus into your home with the virtue of docility;
- Welcome the Light: have courage to rid your heart of shame;
- Let Go of the Need to Control: rediscover the liberating virtue of humility;
- Put Jesus at the Center of Relationships: experience the release of forgiveness; and
- Live in the Kingdom of Peace: experience the transforming power of prudence.
Each chapter includes a prayer, reflection questions, and wisdom from St. Margaret Mary Alacoque—who began the Sacred Heart devotion—and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
A Note From the Publisher
Jaminet earned a bachelor’s degree in mental health and human services from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1998. She is the cohost of Inspired by Faith on St. Gabriel Radio and the host of the Emily Jaminet Podcast. She has spoken to a number of parish and diocesan women’s groups and conferences, serves on the leadership team of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference, and consults with the Catholic Men’s Ministry. She is the director of adult faith formation and coordinates RCIA for her parish.
Jaminet has appeared on EWTN’s Women of Grace, Bookmark, and At Home with Jim and Joy. She is a monthly contributor on Spirit Catholic Radio, Relevant Radio, and Diocesan.com. She also writes for CatholicMom.com.
“A timeless treasure for Catholic married couples and families. Written from her own devotion and love of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Emily Jaminet tenderly illuminates the virtues and graces available to marriages that welcome Jesus to reign in their hearts and homes.”
Carrie Schuchts Daunt
Presenter and prayer minister
John Paul II Healing Center
“If we want a strong Church, we need strong families devoted to the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a devotion with roots that go back for centuries. This book offers concrete and practical ways of healing broken relationships within the family and experiencing not only the mercy of the Heart of Jesus but also the joys and delights of his Heart.”
Bishop Earl K. Fernandes
Diocese of Columbus
“This book makes it clear that the Sacred Heart devotion is not some sentimental practice of piety from the good old days but is instead an important practice that can help families find hope in the midst of the struggles and challenges of today’s world. In the Litany of the Sacred Heart, Jesus is invoked as the Abyss of All Virtues. Emily Jaminet takes several of those virtues and demonstrates through stories, reflection questions, and practical advice how they can help families and individuals find peace in the Heart of Jesus."
Fr. James Kubicki, SJ
Author of A Heart on Fire
“Even faithful families are a little dysfunctional these days. We all need the peace and direction that flow from Christ. With Emily Jaminet as our guide, we can recenter our hearts and our homes in the Heart of Jesus. Heartfelt testimonies, examples from saints and scripture, and her own experience will touch your heart!”
Fr. Joe Laramie, SJ
National director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network
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Emily Jaminet once again has found a way to share her love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with today's reader. "Holy Habits from the Sacred Heart" is a down-to-earth, concrete book that shows you 10 habits you can develop that will bring you closer to Jesus. This book is packed with do-able advice for building spiritual muscle while you build up your relationships. I like the reflection questions at the end of each chapter, which you can use for journaling or for group discussion. (Netgalley review)
This was a wonderful book. I am so glad that I read it and will need to purchase an actual book for my own home library. I really enjoyed the reflection questions, testimonies and prayers that were included in each chapter. I think the author did a great job showing how important it is for us to be devoted and consecrate ourselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to draw closer to Our Lord, you won’t regret this book.
* I received a copy of this ebook through Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I received a free copy of, Holy Habits from the Sacred Heart, by Emily Jaminet, from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I have never heard of The Sacred Heart Enthronement, before reading this book. This book is about the Sacred Heart, including the author's life growing up centered around the Sacred Heart, their are prayers and reflection questions. I learned a lot more about the Sacred Heart in this book, then I had with my Catholic education. This is a really interesting read, I really enjoyed learning about the Sacred Heart.
For many years now I have been growing in my own devotion to the Sacred Heart so I was very excited to come upon this title. This is a very interesting little work in which Emily Jaminet mixes shares stories from her own life (and the lives of others) with quotes and sound theology to help draw the reader into practices that she learned from the Sacred Heart.