A gift for Spain and the whole world
By Clara Martínez Gomariz, LHM
Spain has always been a land favored by the Sacred Heart. Numerous apparitions to different Spaniards, some of which occurred even before the previously mentioned apparitions in Paray, are proof of this reality. In fact, the Jesuit, José Eugenio de Uriarte, in the book, The Beginnings of the Kingdom of the Heart of Jesus, published in 1880, lists a series of Spaniards who received inspirations about this devotion, demonstrating the long historical tradition of the Sacred Heart in this country. Among these are found: Sancha de Carrillo, Lady Ana Ponce de León, Venerable Mary of Jesus of Ágreda and Venerable Josefa of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Blessed María Ángela Astorch, and St. Michael of the Saints, just to mention a few.