The aims of the devotion to the Divine Heart of God the Father are multiple (Apostolate of the Divine Heart, 2011). The first aim of the devotion and the icon is that the Father may be paid the direct homage, worship and veneration due to Him and which He has repeatedly requested from mankind, but which remains seriously lacking in our present world. The second aim is to provide a concrete symbol of His infinite love for humanity by reminding mankind that they have a Father, especially in this age of generalized fatherlessness.
The third aim is to provide mankind with the opportunity of receiving His Seal (Rv 3:10-12, 14:1-5) by reciting the consecration prayer He has dictated, which recitations should be carried out in front of the actual icon of His Divine Heart or a holy card thereof (Apostolate of the Divine Heart, 2011). The purpose of consecration is to belong directly to the Heavenly Father, becoming His personal property (Rv 2:17, 3:9-13, 14:1) and returning to live in His Divine Will out of one’s free-will choice. The aim of the Seal is (a) to annul the name, number or mark of the beast (Rv 13:11-18, 14:1-5); and (b) to become and remain able, through additional grace according to His promise, to spiritually withstand the attacks of Satan, his principalities and powers and earthly agents during the great Chastisement (Dn 7:25, 8:3-14, 8:24-25, 9:25-27, 12:6-11; Jl 1:2-20, 2:1-27, 3:1-5, 4:1-21; 2 P 3:7; Rv 2:10-11, 3:10, 6:5-17, 7:1-17, 8:1-5, 9:1-21, 11:7-10, 12:7-17, 13:1-18, 14:6-20, 16:17-21, 18:9-23, 20:1-6; Zech 14:1-21; Zeph 1:2-18, 2:1-15, 3:1-20).
The fourth aim is to provide reparation and consolation to God the Father for the unremitting blasphemies against His Divine Heart and His infinite love for mankind, through a tangible avenue of veneration according to His repeated requests (Apostolate of the Divine Heart, 2011). The fifth aim is to institute weekly cenacles of worship to the Father’s Divine Heart, with the promise that whoever participates in such cenacles will receive all graces needed to live habitually in His Divine Will.
The sixth aim is to emphasize the necessity of re-unification between the Eastern (Orthodox) Church and the Western (Catholic) Church in, through and with the icon which is intentionally ecumenical in nature (Message of 9/5/11, unpublished communication). The seventh aim is to decrease the Father’s holy wrath that is growing steadily and rapidly toward our present world, while increasing His Mercy toward mankind by adoration, veneration and worship of Him (Apostolate of the Divine Heart, 2011). This to minimize as much as possible the consequences and pains of the great Chastisement, facilitating our entry into the New Israel (Dn 7:25, 8:3-14, 8:24-25, 9:25-27, 12:6-11; Is 24:16-25, 25:6-12; Jl 1:2-20, 2:1-27, 3:1-5, 4:1-21; 2 P 3:7; Rv 2:10-11, 3:10, 6:5-17, 7:1-17, 8:1-5, 9:1-21, 11:7-10, 12:7-17, 13:1-18, 14:6-20, 16:17-21, 18:9-23, 20:1-6; Zech 14:1-21; Zeph 1:2-18, 2:1-15, 3:1-20).
From The icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Apologia and canon. © 2012 – All rights reserved worldwide.