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Sacred Heart of
Jesus (feast day:19 days after Pentecost) is a special form of
devotion to the physical heart of Jesus. It is the love He shares
with the Father and the Holy spirit for humanity. In the eleventh and
twelfth centuries, devotion to the Sacred Heart arose in monasteries.
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a nun in 17th century France,
began to have visions of Jesus. He asked her to promote devotion to
his heart, symbolic of His love for humanity. Jesus' Sacred Heart is
typically pictured as a flaming heart, pierced, surrounded by a crown
of thorns and bleeding.
This finely detailed
statue has been expertly sculpted by Barbara Tortolani, a New England
artisan noted for exquisite life-like detail that she portrays in all
her creations. The statue is crafted in cold cast resin and hand
painted for fine detail resulting in a venerable gift to be always