The devotion to the Sacred Heart is one of the most widely practiced and well-known. Roman Catholic devotions, taking Jesus Christ’s heart as the representation of his divine love for humanity.
The devotion especially emphasizes the unmitigated love, compassion, and long-suffering of the heart of Christ towards humanity. The origin of this devotion in its modern form is derived from a Roman Catholic nun from France.
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. 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’s death, while the fire represents the transformative power of divine love.
This Medal measures aproximately 24mm x 18mm.