This is one of the most unique and colorful holy cards we've ever seen, and it is one of our all-time favorites. The colors are joyful and exuberant at a time when holy cards were usually more subdued. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, (a French nun who lived in 1600s and was declared Blessed in 1864), is adoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the altar while two cherubs look on. She is love with him, almost swooning!
The words translate to, Here is this heart that loves men so much. N.S.J.C. we think stands for Notre Sauveur Jésus-Christ (Our Savior Jesus Christ). The vivid colors and patterns remind us of certain illuminated manuscripts. The red flower buds resemble the drops of the Precious Blood around the Sacred Heart, and as typical in illuminated manuscripts, the red means Christ’s passion, and the white means His purity.
St. Margaret Mary had visions and conversations with Jesus. She promoted a devotion to the Sacred Heart and started the modern practice of the holy hour! A wellspring of devotion to the Sacred Heart spread in the 1800s from France, to Poland, and eventually to the United States. St. Margaret Mary was canonized in 1920. Her feast day is October 16.
(source: saintmargaretmary.org)ws as a river.”
8.5 x 11 acid-free archival paper, with about an inch-and-a-third of white space around the picture. Cardboard backer. Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.
IMPORTANT!!! The image is smaller than the paper.
Standard size. Easy to find a ready-made frame at your local Hobby Lobby. 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.
You might also be interested in original Catholic art and jewelry by me, Sue Kouma Johnson, available all over this shop! Thanks!