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Devotion to the Holy Name

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holyname 300Every Catholic should love and have great devotion to the Most Holy Name of JESUS, for this is the Name of our Divine Savior. More than that, this Name is our very Salvation: "There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).

Yes, this is the teaching of Holy Mother Church. Contrary to popular (anti-Catholic) opinion, we do believe that our Divine Lord Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. We cannot be saved apart from Christ by calling upon the name of Mary or any saint (although we certainly love them as our family in Christ). Our salvation is in the Name of Jesus Christ, Who died for our sins and rose from the dead to give us a share in His divine Life! Praised be His Holy Name!

This is why the Church has long promoted devotion to the Most Holy Name of JESUS, and encourages her children to pray that Name often, invoking our God and Savior with His Name Above All Names.

The simplest form of devotion to the Most Holy Name of JESUS is the devout, loving recitation of that Name above all names. Each time you whisper His precious Name ... "Jesus" ... let it be a loving invocation to your Divine Savior and Lord. You can even make it part of a short prayer, like "Jesus, I love You!", "Praise You, Jesus", and of course, Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me! (a form of the Jesus Prayer).

Praise to the Holy Name of Jesus

O Glorious Name of Jesus, gracious Name, Name of love and of power!
Through You sins are forgiven, enemies are vanquished, the sick are freed from illness, the suffering are made strong and cheerful.
You bring honor to believers, instruction to preachers, strength to those who toil, and sustenance to the weary


Our love for You is ardent and glowing, through You our prayers are heard.
The souls of those who contemplate You are filled to overflowing; and all the blessed in heaven are filled with Your glory.
Grant that we too may reign with them through this Your most Holy Name. Amen.