Kult Najświętszego Serca Jezusa jako reakcja na rewolucję francuską
The cult of the Sacred Heart of Jesus as a reaction to the French Revolution
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The activity of St. John Eudes and the mystical experiences of Margaret Mary Alacoque in the late seventeenth century contributed to the development of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. And although quite soon the Apostolic Capital met with requests to establish a special celebration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, it was not until 1765 when Clement XIII approved, only for Poland, a mass form and the Office of the breviary of the Heart of Jesus, while allowing circumvention of the holiday in the Republic. However, the outstanding revival of the cult of the Sacred Heart took place in France in the era of the French Revolution as a spontaneous reaction to the atrocities, godless rights and the anti-church and anti-Christian activities as a whole. That is why Pius IX in 1856 extended the feast to the whole Church, and his successor made it a first class holiday. Since then, the spreading cult of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as a response to all forms of secularism and secularization programs, is associated with expiation, remuneration and devotion to God's Heart.
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