Immaculate Heart of Mary Feast Day (Traditionally)

by Monica on August 22, 2012

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Today, in traditional circles, it’s the Immaculate Heart of Mary Feast day. This is significant in my life because I look to her to draw me closer to Jesus.  Recently, August 19th was the feast day of St John Eudes (1680) who just happens to be the patron and founder of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary. He devoted his life and was an apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He was one of the first who wrote and celebrated the Mass to Their hearts.

In the early church, Christians were attracted to the love and virtues of the Heart of Mary. The Gospel of St Luke shows Mary with St Simeon with his prediction of her heart to be pierced by a sword. She therefore “pondered all the sayings and doings of Jesus in her heart” by living by them. Next we see the prophecy fulfilled as she is seen at the foot of the cross, participating with Jesus at the crucifixion. As St Augustine stated, “She cooperated through charity in the work of our redemption.” That’s why we see Mary’s heart pierced with a sword in modern and ancient art.

Miraculous Medal-M for Mary at foot of the Cross-Crown around Sacred Heart of Jesus & Pierced with Sword Immaculate Heart of Mary

Throughout Christian history, there have sprung devotion to the heart of Mary not just her physical heart but the spiritual heart that so loved her God the Father, her maternal love for her Divine Son , and loved her spouse the Holy Ghost. You can find out more from excerpts from the Catholic Encyclopedia from 1913.

When it comes to love and devotion to the Heart of Mary, “love is more the result than the object of the devotion, the object rather to love God, and Jesus better by uniting ourselves  to Mary for this purpose and by imitating her virtues. Her Son, Jesus, gave her to us at the foot of the Cross. Therefore she also loves us and cares for our spiritual welfare. Read more about her interior life with New advent.

Devotion to the  Heart of Mary flowered with the above manifestation of the Miraculous Medal from St Catherine Laboure in 1830 and the appearances of Our Lady in Fatima.Let me leave you with a quote from 9 yr old Blessed Jacinta Marto to her sweet 12 yr old cousin, Lucia dos Santos, when they discussed the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, “When you are to say this, don’t go and hide. Tell everybody that God grants us graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary; that people are to ask Her for them; and that the Heart of Jesus wants the Immaculate Heart of Mary to be venerated at His side. Tell them also to pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for peace, since God entrusted it to Her.” Lucia then later became a nun and changed her name to Sister Lúcia of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart. See Wikipedia Immaculate Heart of Mary and Our Lady of Fatima for more details.

I could write three articles on the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the fondness and love I have towards her, with all the data and research information I have but I’ll share this YouTube video to help you understand further. God bless you!

Here’s jpitera123’s wonderful 2 minute YouTube video with music & pictures

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Dakota charley May 9, 2015 at 8:43 PM

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Monica July 19, 2015 at 11:08 AM

Dear Dakota,

Thank you so much for your feedback! It was a pleasure meeting you too! Thanks for the suggestions, but didn’t you see our store? We are selling paintings and prints. Click here to go to our store http://stonedonhappiness.com/store-bearded-images/bearded-products/

Let me know how else I can help you further!

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