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Friday, 10 June 2016

The Sacred Heart Of Jesus.


The Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In the Roman Catholic Tradition, The Sacred Heart has been closely associated with Acts of Reparation to Jesus Christ. In his encyclical Miserentissimus Redemptor, Pope Pius XI stated: “The spirit of expiation, or reparation, has always had the first and foremost place in the Worship given to The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus”.

The Sacred Heart is often depicted in Christian art as a flaming heart, shining with Divine Light, pierced by the lance-wound, encircled by The Crown of Thorns, surmounted by a Cross, and Bleeding.

"O Sacred Heart".
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Sometimes, the image is shown shining within The Bosom of Christ, with His Wounded Hands pointing at The Heart. The Wounds and Crown of Thorns allude to the manner of Jesus’ Death, while the fire represents the Transformative Power of Divine Love.

The Feast of The Sacred Heart has been in The Roman Catholic Liturgical Calendar since 1856, and is celebrated nineteen days after Pentecost, always on a Friday.

Divine Love.
Devotion to The Sacred Heart of Jesus.
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"Sweet Heart of Jesus".
Sung by Regina Nathan.
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Catholic Holy Card depicting The Sacred Heart of Jesus, circa 1880.
Auguste Martin Collection, University of Dayton Libraries.
Source: Own work.
Author: Turgis.
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