Immaculate heart of Mary with a sword piercing through her heart.
Original vectorised watercolour painting.
76mm X 50mm
Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is an ancient custom, tied to a passage from the Gospel of Luke that speaks of Mary’s heart, “And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed” Luke 2:35.
Her heart symbolises her love for all people, the roses (or flowers in this case) her purity, the fire represents her love for God and all people and the sword comes from the passage above.
O Immaculate Heart of Mary,
refuge of sinners,
I beg of you by the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
and by the graces God has granted to you since your Immaculate Conception,
the grace of never going astray again.
Mother, keep me, a sinner,
constantly bathed in the light of your Immaculate Heart.