Catholicism
Definitions

What is the meaning of the Sacred Heart?

495051

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2012-06-01 09:12:31
2012-06-01 09:12:31

The Sacred Heart is a devotional name used by some Roman Catholics to refer to the physical heart of Jesus Christ as a symbol of Divine love. Devotion to the Sacred Heart in focusing on Christ's heart metaphorically focuses on the emotional and moral life of Jesus and especially His love for humanity. It also stresses the central Christian concept of loving and adoring Jesus. In most depictions, Christ's heart is shown containing wounds to which Christ points, as well as a crown of thorns. This wounded heart is meant to symbolize Christ's pain at the rejection of God's Gospel message of salvation and righteousness by humanity. In including the crown of thorns, it alludes to the manner of Christ's death, which is further highlighted by the inclusion of crucifixion wounds on Christ's hands, in most images. Thus the Christ of the image is of a post-resurrection Jesus speaking to humanity, not the pre-crucifixion Jesus of the Gospels.

1
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Related Questions

User Avatar

They pray to the Sacred Heart of Jesus or the Sacred Heart of Mary.

User Avatar

The Sacred Heart is a medieval symbol of Christ

User Avatar

The Sacred heart tattoo it the Sacred heart of Jesus, Christianity's sign for eternal faith in the blessed trinity.

User Avatar

Sacred Heart University in Connecticut offers test-optional admissions for students, meaning prospective students are not required to take the SAT in order to be admitted.

User Avatar

Sacred Heart University in Connecticut offers test-optional admissions for students, meaning prospective students are not required to take the SAT in order to be admitted.

User Avatar

The address of the Sacred Heart Area Historical Society is: 616 Walnut Street Apt 11, Sacred Heart, MN 56285

User Avatar

Sacred Heart University was created in 1963.

User Avatar

The sacred heart diet is a 7 day diet plan. http://www.diet.com/g/sacred-heart-diet This website has information and recipes regarding the sacred heart diet.

User Avatar

Sacred Heart University is located in the state of Connecticut.

User Avatar

Maresca has written: 'Heart to heart with Jesus' -- subject(s): Devotion to Sacred Heart, Sacred Heart, Devotion to

User Avatar

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart was created in 1961.

User Avatar

Sacred Heart Junior College was created in 1999.

User Avatar

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's motto is 'Veritas'.

User Avatar

Sacred Heart Cathedral of Shenyang was created in 1926.

User Avatar

Matilde of the Sacred Heart died on 1902-12-17.

User Avatar

Matilde of the Sacred Heart was born on 1841-05-30.

User Avatar

International School of the Sacred Heart was created in 1908.

User Avatar

Baradene College of the Sacred Heart was created in 1909.

User Avatar

Sacred Heart School of Halifax was created in 1849.

User Avatar

Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory was created in 1987.

User Avatar

Sacred Heart Cathedral of Harbin was created in 1926.

User Avatar

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was created in 1982.


Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.