The Estrela Basilica in Lisbon, Portugal

The Estrela Basilica, completed in 1790, was the first church in the world dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris

In 1856, Pope Pius IX promulgated the feast of the Sacred Heart in response to the requests of French bishops. As a measure of devotion, Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament has taken place at the Basilica since 1885.

The Sanctuary of Christ the King, Almada, Portugal

This holy shrine overlooking Lisbon was dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. it was built in 1959 as an expression of gratitude that the Portuguese were spared in World War II.

Expiatory Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Barcelona, Spain

Construction of the basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, was completed in 1951.

Basilica of the Sacred Heart, San Salvador, El Salvador

On June 7, 1917, during its construction, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in El Salvador's capital was partially destroyed by an earthquake. Parishioners joined together to restore the church, which went on to survive several more earthquakes: in 1919, 1965, 1986 and 2001.