Ecuador was consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on 23rd March, 1873, at the hand of President Gabriel García Moreno. Ireland had that privilege a week later, on Passion Sunday, 30th March, 1873. The Kingdom of Spain was solemnly consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on 30th May,1919, at the hand of King Alfonso XIII and, one may say, he suffered for it, like President Moreno, at the hands of the enemies of the Sacred Heart.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee, Whatever may befall me, Lord, though dark the hour may be; In all my woes, in all my joys, though nought but grief I see, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.
When those I loved have passed away, and I am sore distressed, 0 Sacred Heart of Jesus, I fly to Thee for rest. In all my trials, great or small, my confidence shall be, Unshaken as I cry, dear Lord, I place my trust in Thee.
This is my one sweet prayer, dear Lord, my faith, my trust, my love, But most of all in that last hour, when death points up above, O sweet Saviour, may Thy face smile on my soul all free. Oh may I cry with rapturous love, I've placed my trust in Thee.
Born: 8 May 1861, Received into the Catholic Church: 21 December 1896, Received into the Sodality of Our Lady: 22 December 1896, Entered Society of Jesus: 7 September 1900, Ordained Priest: 28 July 1900, Died 19 February 1933.