The “Year of Two Hearts” (or YTH – short for “Year of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary”) has been proclaimed by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on April 19, 2009, Feast of the Divine Mercy. It extends from the Feast of the Sacred Heart in 2009 and to the same feast in 2010.
This initiative has been taken as a response to the multiple crises of morality and values in public, professional and private life that is affecting the Philippines. Recourse to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary seems to be our last hope after the failure of all other attempts.
The focus of the Year of the Two Hearts is expressed in the acronym R-O-C-K, which stands for:
Renewal and Reparation
Offering and Oblation
Conversion and Consecration
Kingdom and Kaayusan
The observance of the Year of the Two Hearts has its core in the Holy Sacrifice of the Eucharist. Its motto is “Thy Kingdom Come!”