Symbol of Unity, Salvation, and Peace

“We do not hesitate to declare that devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is the most effective school of the love of God; the love of God, We say, which must be the foundation on which to build the kingdom of God in the hearts of individuals, families, and nations, as that same predecessor of pious memory wisely reminds us: ‘ The reign of Jesus Christ takes its strength and form from divine love: to love with holiness and order is its foundation and its perfection. From it these must flow:

To perform duties without blame;

To take away nothing of another’s right;

To guide the lower human affairs by heavenly principles;

To give the love of God precedence over all other creatures.’ “

From the Sacred Heart Encyclical
of Pope Pius XII, “Haurietis Aquas”