Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart painting

This image is a detail of the mural in the apse of Saint Benedict Catholic Church, Richmond, Virginia. I love how the painter has tried to represent a sort of full-body Glory radiating from Christ. I also love how Jesus is showing His nail-scarred hands.

The Raccolta has so many beautiful prayers, long and short. Here’s a short but beautiful prayer for the Sacred Heart: “May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved in every place.” And another, most appropriate for this weekend, when Pope Francis has asked us all to pray for peace, “Most sweet Heart of Jesus, grant that peace, the fruit of justice and charity, may reign throughout the world.”

For more posts about the Sacred Heart, try this Friday link-up at .

2 thoughts on “Sacred Heart

  1. What a lovely image and prayers! Thank you so much for participating in the First Friday Link Up! I particularly love that last prayer. It is, as you say, very appropriate in light of Syria and all that is going on in the world. God bless!

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