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Sacred Heart of Jesus – based on Vintage Holy Card Art Print

Sacred Heart of Jesus – based on Vintage Holy Card Art Print

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"Sacred Heart of Jesus"
Print of Vintage Holy Card

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.

For framing, a lot of frames would look good with this. Try a warm wood or a gold frame. You can matte it if you want, but you don’t have to matte our prints. They look pretty good with the 1.35” white border around the print. All our prints are standard size, so you can easily get a frame you like at Hobby Lobby or online. Convo us if you'd like us to frame it, and we'll find something you'll like.

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", or 1.6" for 11x14" pictures. All Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It also gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

– 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.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

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“In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art.” ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson – CatholicArtAndJewelry.
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