Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the Home
 Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur: 1962


Closely allied to the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart, though not essential to it, is the practice of Night Adoration in the Home, founded by Father Mateo as a means of offering reparation to the Sacred Heart in families for sins committed in and against the home. Families may have the Enthronement without adopting the practice of Night Adoration, but the ideal is to have at least some members of the family offer a night hour of adoration and reparation to their Enthroned King at least once a month in their home.

Hundreds of thousands of people the world over have joined the League of Night Adoration, so that there is a veritable "army" of devoted souls keeping an hour vigil with Our Lord during the night in a spirit of love, of social reparation and apostolate. And Jesus, who is never outdone in generosity, has repaid them with remarkable favors and blessings, even in visible form.

Conditions for Membership

Adorers promise to make an hour of adoration once a month on a particular date and at a set hour between 9 P.M. and 6 A.M. The promise does not bind under pain of sin, but habitual negligence would certainly disappoint the Sacred Heart and would rob the person of the graces that might have been obtained through fidelity to the pledge. Adorers are free to choose their hour and date, but may leave the choice to the Enthronement Center. Their names should be inscribed at a local Center, such as the Benedictine Convent of Perpetual Adoration, or at the National Center of the Enthronement in Washington, D.C.

Father Mateo strongly urged the night adorers to begin their hour by uniting in spirit with the priests who are then offering the Holy Sacrifice in some part of the world. Let them "Pray the Mass" by using their prayer book and reciting the Canon of the Mass.

Night adorers are urged to pray for the following intentions: for the Church; our country and for civil authorities; for peace; for the clergy; for the members of family who have gone astray or for those who  may have special need of their prayers; for those in their agony that night; for the Social Reign of the Sacred Heart, particularly through the Enthronement in the home.