Paris,France, 5d 50mm

*The Sacred Heart (also known as Sacred Heart of Jesus) is one of the most famous religious devotions to Jesus’ physical heart as the representation of His divine love for Humanity.

This devotion is predominantly used in the Catholic Church and among some high-church Anglicans. 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 French Roman Catholic nun, Marguerite Marie Alacoque, who said she learned the devotion from Jesus during a mystical experience. Predecessors to the modern devotion arose unmistakably in the Middle Ages in various facets of Catholic mysticism.

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 Golden Arrow Prayer directly refers to the Sacred Heart.

Devotion to the Sacred Heart is sometimes seen in the Eastern Catholic Churches, where it remains a point of controversy and is seen as an example of Liturgical Latinisation.

The Sacred Heart is often depicted in Christian art as a flaming heart shining with divine light, pierced by the lance-wound, surrounded by the crown of thorns, surmounted by a cross and bleeding. Sometimes the image 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 a Solemnity in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar since 1856, and is celebrated 19 days after Pentecost. As Pentecost is always celebrated on Sunday, the Feast of the Sacred Heart always falls on a Friday*

Comments

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Alex!

  • tanks, mu friend!

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  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 3 years ago

    Excellent work. Nice to see it back. Years ago I was there too.

  • just jump in to airplane:) it is waiting for you

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  • Antanas
    Antanasover 3 years ago

    very beautiful

  • Sunchia
    Sunchiaover 3 years ago

    Very very beautiful.

  • thanks, dear Raphael

    – Aleksandar Topalovic

  • Hilda Rytteke
    Hilda Ryttekeover 3 years ago

    Great shot! Really beautiful

  • thanks Hilda, dear

    – Aleksandar Topalovic

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 3 years ago

    excellent capture

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot!

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    Fabulous!!!! This would look GREAT here: Your Country’s Best

  • Željko Malagurski
    Željko Malagurskiover 3 years ago

    Izvrsno, Izvrsno Alex!

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanover 3 years ago

    odlicno ti ovo bas bas
    exquisite

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