Little Sachet

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The Little Sachet, or the Gospel of the Holy Name of Jesus, is a Roman Catholic devotion based on a sacramental that, according to tradition, was mystically revealed by Jesus Christ to a Discalced Carmelite nun, Sister Marie of St Peter and of the Holy Family, in 1847, in a monastery in Tours, France.[1]

It consists of a tiny leaflet on which are printed the short Gospel of the Circumcision, which mentions the giving of the name "Jesus"; a picture of Christ; the initials IHS representing the Holy Name of Jesus; and some invocation together with the lines, "When Jesus was named — Satan was disarmed." This leaflet is folded into a small square, enclosed in a small pouch, and distributed to the faithful, who are encouraged to frequently say: "Blessed be the Most Holy Name of Jesus without end" while wearing it.[1]

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  • Sr. Mary Of St Peter (2010). The Golden Arrow: The Autobiography and Revelations of Sister Mary of St. Peter (1816-1848) on Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus. Tan Books & Pub. ISBN 978-0-89555-389-8. 
  • Ball, Ann (2005). The How-to Book of Sacramentals: Everything You Need to Know But No One Ever Taught You. Our Sunday Visitor. ISBN 978-1-59276-096-1. 


  1. ^ a b Ann Ball, 2003 Encyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices ISBN 0-87973-910-X page 319

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