Firefighters of the Sacred Heart 

Become a spiritual firefighter 

How to become a Saint

This is an easy question to ask but a more difficult one to answer. God leads souls in many different ways but If you read the lives of the saints, there is a similar thread that can be noticed in them all, their deep and profound love for God and their neighbour, cemented by an intense and fervent life of prayer and a willingness to suffer with Jesus for the salvation of souls.

The Secret is giving ourselves completely over to our Blessed Mother that she may obtain for us a perfect union with Her Divine Son Jesus.

Firstly, there are two fires that we must avoid on the road to perfection: 

How to avoid the Fires of `Hell

Some suggestions below of concrete actions we can take to keep us away from the eternal fires of Hell, this is certainly not exhaustive. Simply, we need grace, the grace of conversion, of repentance of perseverance

How to avoid the Fires of Purgatory and become a Saint

Suggestions below which are not exhaustive on how to avoid the fires of purgatory and become a saint. We must ask God through our Blessed Lady to grant us this desire to make us saints, even great saints and continually pray that we may attain to Christian perfection and for all that we need.  

Mary our Blessed Mother is key and will greatly aid us achieve sanctified perfection if we give ourselves completely over to her that she may unite us to Her Divine Son through the action of the Holy Spirit.

Who will climb the mountain of God? who can ascend its steep slopes? This can only be achieved by much grace, immense patience, great suffering, and severe and prolonged tribulations. There is another way to reach the summit, a hidden way that is reserved for the little children. Become a little child and let Thy Most Holy Mother carry you up, safe in Her arms. Her ways are swift and sure, and She will not slip or fall. She has an in-depth knowledge of the terrain and knows the quickest route to take. She is not afraid of heights as She dwells in the highest echelons of heaven. Little children of Mary, in Her arms you will not only reach the top, but you will soar safely amongst the celestial clouds of Paradise.


Love God with all your Heart, Soul, Strength and Mind

Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. (Mark 12:29-30)

Let the thought and love of God be our first and last end in all that we say and do.


Love God with all your heart

We love God with all our Heart when there is nothing that takes up our affections more than God, when we are attached to nothing but the love of God and when we desire nothing but God himself. When our hearts are united to God in a living flame of eternal love, burning with an ardent fire that permits none but the Beloved.

The secret : Love God with all Mary's Heart

Ask God through our Blessed Mother for this gift with humble persevering prayer and he will lovingly grant this to you, who greatly desires with an immense longing this union of hearts.


Love God with all your soul

We know we love God with all our soul when it takes its flight to the Beloved and cleaves tightly to He Who is all in all. The soul knows no other, desires no other, would be willing to suffer any torments for and lovingly die in the service of He who takes up all its affections and is its eternal repose.

The Secret: Love God with all Mary's soul

Ask God through our Blessed Mother for this gift of  perfect charity with humble persevering prayer, and he will lovingly grant this to you, who greatly desires with  an immense longing  to unite your soul with the Divine Spirit.


Love God with all your mind

We love God with all our mind when nothing takes up our thoughts more than Him. When the distracted mind, wearied by the cares and duties of our state in life, longs to turn its thoughts back onto the Beloved, longs to rest in Him, Who is all delight; like a peaceful and gentle flowing stream.

The Secret: Think on Mary at every moment and she will fill your mind completely with the love of God.

Ask God through our Blessed Mother for this gift with humble persevering prayer and He will lovingly grant this to you, who greatly desires with an immense longing that your thoughts be as one with Him.


Love God with all your strength

We love God with all our strength when we purpose to turn from vain earthly musings and exert every energy in His loving service in all that we think say and do.

The Secret: If we lovingly give ourselves completely over to Mary She will supply for all weakness.

Ask God through our Blessed Mother for this gift with humble persevering prayer and he will lovingly grant this to you, who greatly desires with an immense longing to pour out every grace and blessing upon you beyond what your capacity can endure.


Love Thy Neighbour as Thyself

The second is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. (Mark 12:31)

If we say that we love God but have no love for our neighbour, quite simply we are liars. The measure of our love for God will be manifested in our love for our neighbour. It is true that there are many who show this humanistic, altruistic love for their neighbour without any love for God, but this is not perfect charity.

Perfect charity is expressly demonstrated in our love for God, and our love for neighbour flows as a direct consequence of this. In essence this means that those who do not love God, cannot have perfect charity or love for their neighbour, even though it may seem so from outward appearances. This is because if they truly loved their neighbour, they would desire their ultimate good which is their eternal salvation.

Who is our neighbour? Everyone, but particularly every person that God puts in our path, whether physically or virtually.  Our Blessed Lord gave us an example of loving our neighbour in the account of the Parable of the Good Samaritan, bidding us to go and do likewise.

Our neighbour should therefore become an extension of ourselves; their genuine needs should become our needs, God explains what this means in concrete terms in Isaiah chapter 58 in the type of fast that pleases Him. Notice that this is all aimed at love of neighbour.

God instructs us to break unjust fetters and undo the throngs of the yoke, let the oppressed go free, break every yoke, share your bread with the hungry, shelter the homeless poor, clothe the man who is naked, and not to turn from our own kin.

The love of God urges us on to love of our neighbour and thus:-

when a stranger we should welcome,

when in sorrow, we should comfort,

when in fear we should calm,

when in doubt we should reassure,

when hungry we should feed,

and when thirsty we should give drink,

when naked we should clothe,

when sick or in prison we should visit,

remembering well the words of our Blessed Lord in the Gospels, as long as you did this to one of the least of my brethren, you did it to me.


Become a Firefighter of the Sacred Heart

Be the person that Christ wants you to be, that He made you to be.

Become a spiritual firefighter and assist Jesus and Mary to rescue souls.

It is very simple to become a firefighter of the Sacred Heart.

Step 1

  • Consecrate yourself to Jesus through Mary

  • Resolve daily to offer all your Mass intentions, prayers, penances, sacrifices, works, sufferings and sorrows in union with Jesus and Mary to the eternal Father to implore grace and mercy for all Jesus and Mary's holy intentions and for the Holy souls in purgatory 

  • In humility, add your own holy intentions for your family, friends, others or those whom we have promised to pray for.

Step 2

Strive for holiness and Christian perfection. Learn how to become a saint and imitate them in your lives. Learn to do all your actions with, through, for and In Mary.

This is the way of the little child, where everything is left with our Blessed Mother as taught by Saint Louis Marie de Montfort in True devotion to Mary. Our Blessed Mother with the aid of the Holy Spirit will teach us everything we need to know to obtain perfection and union with Christ. We will learn to love, to trust, to hope, to forgive, to bear all crosses with a childlike meekness and humility for love of God. We will learn to suffer with Jesus and Mary for the salvation of souls.

Step 3

Step 1 and 2 is all that is needed here but for those who are able, perhaps consider: -

  • inviting others to join your group

  • If feasible, offer your services to the parish priest and request a prayer network be set-up to include all his holy intentions for the parish. (This could easily be done by setting up a WhatsApp group, where prayer intentions are posted out to members)