Recipes for June ~ Month Dedicated to The Most Sacred Heart

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  "This devotion, long privately practised, was approved by Pius IX, 8 May, 1873, and urgently recommended by Leo XIII in a letter addressed by the Cardinal Prefect S.R.C. to all the bishops, 21 July, 1899. Indulgences: (a) seven years and seven quarantines each day for performing the devotion publicly or privately; (b) if the devotion is practised daily in private, or if a personassists at least ten times at a public function, a plenary indulgence on any day in June or from 1-8 July (Decr. Urbis et orbis, 30 May, 1902); (c) the indulgence toties quoties on the thirtieth of June or the last Sunday of June (26 Jan., 1908) in those churches where the month of June is celebrated solemnly. Pius X(8 Aug., 1906) urged a daily sermon, or at least for eight days in the form of a mission (26 Jan., 1908); (d) to those priests, who preach the sermons at the solemn functions in June in honour of the Sacred Heartand to the rectors of the churches where these functions are held, the privilege of the Gregorian Altar on the thirtieth of June (Pius X, 8 Aug., 1906); (e) plenary indulgence for each Communion in June and to those who promote the solemn celebration of the month of June ("Acta Pontificia", IV, 388, 8 Aug., 1906)."
~ New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia

June 3rd, St. Charles Lwanga & Companions (Trad.):

June 11th, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (New; Trad.; Fri. before 3rd Sunday after Pentecost):

June 11th, Blessed Ignazio Maloyan (New):

June 13th, St. Anthony of Padua (New; Trad):

June 16th, Capuchin Martyrs of the Concentration Camps (New): (also the day on which St. Pio was canonized)

June 21st, St. Aloysius Gonzaga (New, Trad.):

June 24th, Birth of St. John the Baptist (New; Trad.):

June 29th, Sts. Peter & Paul (New, Trad.):

Other Special Feasts:

Corpus Christi  (Trad.; Thursday after Trinity Sunday) and Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (New; Sunday after Trinity Sunday):

From the depth of my nothingness, I prostrate myself before Thee, O Most Sacred, Divine and Adorable Heart of Jesus, to pay Thee all the homage of love, praise and adoration in my power.  Amen. ~  St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
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  1. How is the red heart made in the middle of the cookie so neatly?

  2. Mel ~ I asked Marci, my friend that came up with the idea for these cookies, and she said that she just used red icing from the store and drew the hearts on by hand. I hope that helps!