Saturday, 22 August 2009

Immaculate Heart of Mary

In the Traditional liturgical calendar, the Feast of Immaculate Heart is celebrated on 22nd of August. The history of this devotion is connected on many points with that to the Heart of Jesus. The attention of Christians was early attracted by the love and virtues of the Heart of Mary. The Gospels recount the prophesy delivered to her at Jesus' presentation at the temple: that her heart would be pierced with a sword. This image of the pierced heart is the most popular representation of the Immaculate Heart. The Gospels further invited attention to Mary's heart with its depictions of Mary at the foot of the cross at Jesus' crucifixion. St. Augustine said of this that Mary was not merely passive at the foot of the cross; "she cooperated through charity in the work of our redemption"

1 comment:

the booklady said...

So beautiful! Thank you for this! I have played and enjoyed it many times. Now I'm passing it on to other Marian admirers.

Your sister-in-Christ,