In this French Victorian holy card, Jesus is opening his arms to us, welcoming us. The Sacred Heart is a Catholic symbol which represents the interior life of Jesus. So Jesus is welcoming us into deep intimacy with His inmost being! Such love!
The colors are rich and warm and have that vintage feel. This image warms our heart. This is a companion to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, printed by the same company.
The words in the gold mandorla (the full halo around his body) are "Aimé Soit Partout Le Sacré Coeur de Jésus." They translate to “May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be Loved Everywhere." The words at the bottom say, “Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have Pity on Us." The phrase below in parenthesis says, “100 days of indulgence,” which meant if you did some prayers on the back of the card, for a certain length of time, the act would fulfill an item from the Vatican-issued Enchiridion Indulgentarium (Handbook of Indulgences) and allow you 100 days less in purgatory.
There was some staining and discoloration, and some jpeg artifacts, on this long out-of-copyright image. We spent a long time restoring it towards its original beauty. Overall, there are tens of thousands of good Catholic images out there, but we work to bring you just the few we love, and to make them as perfect as we can. We want to curate a collection that brings you joy.
This image is out of copyright. We will include her other two Catholic covers if and when we can determine their copyright status.
Standard size. Easy to find a ready-made frame at your local Hobby Lobby. We recommend a wooden frame for this one, of course, either stained or one of the colors in the painting that match your walls. If you're sending this as a gift and would like us to frame it for you, please convo and we'll make special arrangements for you.
– 8.5 x 11" acid-free paper
– Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
– Cardboard backer
– Above story of the art
– Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.
** IMPORTANT ** There is about an inch-and-a-third of white space around the picture, so the image is smaller than the paper.
Thanks for your interest!
Sue & John