Featuring the exclusive images of the most popular Catholic subjects. Complete with fresh, new artwork with subtle gold stamping and a classic prayer on the back suitable to the image, these cards are sure to be the retailer's favorite for years to come.
Prayer on back: Morning Offering to the Sacred Heart
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered throughout the world, in reparation for all my sins, for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, and in particular for the intentions of our Holy Father. Amen.
"A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who... raise their mind with humble confidence to God."
Item No.: AM-TS509
- Image of Jesus Christ in a Laminated Holy Card.
- Laminated Cardstock: 2-5/8" W x 4-3/8" H
- Contains Prayer on the reverse side.
- 25 Pieces Per Package
Story & Symbolism:
The devotion to the Sacred Heart (also known as the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sacratissimum Cor Iesu in Latin) is one of the most widely practiced and well-known Catholic devotions, wherein the heart of Jesus is viewed as a symbol of "God's boundless and passionate love for mankind".
This devotion is predominantly used in the Roman Catholic Church, followed by high-church Anglicans, Lutherans and Eastern Catholics, and some Western Rite Orthodox Christians. In the Latin Church, the liturgical Solemnities of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated the first Friday after the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, or 19 days after Pentecost Sunday.
The devotion is especially concerned with what the Church deems to be the long-suffering love and compassion of the heart of Christ towards humanity. The popularization of this devotion in its modern form is derived from a Roman Catholic nun from France, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, who said she learned the devotion from Jesus during a series of apparitions to her between 1673 and 1675, and later, in the 19th century, from the mystical revelations of another Catholic nun in Portugal, Blessed Mary of the Divine Heart Droste zu Vischering, a religious of the Good Shepherd, who requested in the name of Christ that Pope Leo XIII consecrate the entire world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Predecessors to the modern devotion arose unmistakably in the Middle Ages in various facets of Catholic mysticism, particularly with Saint Gertrude the Great.