Immaculate Heart of Mary
History of Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Mary
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Mary is interconnected with the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Christians throughout the centuries have been devoted to the virtues and love of Mother Mary. Mary’s sorrow at the crucifixion brought Christians closer to her, sympathizing with her broken heart. Even the Bible reinforces Mary’s sorrows with the prophecy of Simeon where he tells the Blessed Mother that her heart will be pierced with a sword. Christians look to Mary as a source of their redemption, as she interceded in their behalf to her Son, Jesus Christ.
Symbols of the Sacred Heart of Mary
All of these symbols depicting the Sacred Heart of Mary are worn by Christians as they pray to the Holy Heart of Mary, asking for her mercy and love. She is known for watching over families, keeping them safe from harm and offering them redemption.
- Sacred Heart of Mary Medal
- Sacred Heart of Mary Medallion
- Sacred Heart of Mary Pendant
- Sacred Heart of Mary Necklace
- Sacred Heart of Mary Charm
The following prayers are the most popular for devotion to the Sacred Heart of Mary:
Offering for the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary
|O Jesus, only Son of God, only Son of Mary,
I offer Thee the most loving Heart of Thy divine Mother
which is more precious and pleasing to Thee than all hearts.
O Mary, Mother of Jesus,
I offer Thee the most adorable Heart of Thy well-beloved Son,
who is the life and love and joy of Thy Heart.
Blessed be the Most Loving Heart
and Sweet Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ
and the most glorious
Virgin Mary, His Mother,
in eternity and forever.
Novena Prayer to the Holy Heart of Mary
O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially ...(add special intention).
We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your gentle care and intercession, those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us, Holy Mother, to bear our burdens in this life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever.
Sacred Heart of Mary