What Does The Immaculate Heart of Mary Mean?

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The Symbolism of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Immaculate Heart of Mary comes from the fullness of grace that the Holy Mother carried within her heart. It represents the depths of Her love for God and the desire to bring people closer to her son.

Banded with white roses that encircle her heart, signifying purity and the Immaculate conception where Mary is exalted by God.

The Sacred Heart of Mary is also shown pierced with 7 swords, each depicting a homage to the seven great sufferings that Our Lady had to endure:

  1. The Prophecy of Simeon. (Luke 2:34–35)
  2. The escape and Flight into Egypt. (Matthew 2:13)
  3. The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple of Jerusalem. (Luke 2:43–45)
  4. The Meeting of Mary and Jesus on the Via Dolorosa.
  5. The Crucifixion of Jesus on Mount Calvary. (John 19:25)
  6. The Piercing of the Side of Jesus with a spear, and His Descent from the Cross. (Matthew 27:57–59)
  7. The Burial of Jesus by Joseph of Arimathea. (John 19:40–42)

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