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What is the Sacred Heart of Mary?


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Philip Kosloski - published on 06/25/22

Some literature describes a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Mary, which is simply another way of describing her Immaculate Heart.

In the English language, occasionally a Catholic may read about a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Mary, or pass by a Church named after the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

What is the Sacred Heart of Mary?

Simply put, the Sacred Heart of Mary is another way of describing devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The word sacred simply means “holy” or “consecrated to God.” This title highlights Mary’s heart, which is “consecrated to God.”

Eventually the word “Sacred Heart” became exclusively used in reference to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but initially this wasn’t always the case, which is why a Catholic may stumble upon a reference to the Sacred Heart of Mary.

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