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Copy of the original Sacred Heart image

While St. Margaret Mary was praying with fervour before the Blessed Sacrament, Our Lord intimated to her that it would be pleasing to Him if the worship of His most Sacred Heart, burning with love …More
While St. Margaret Mary was praying with fervour before the Blessed Sacrament, Our Lord intimated to her that it would be pleasing to Him if the worship of His most Sacred Heart, burning with love for mankind, were established
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O HEART, Thou Ark of Law divine,

Not that of former slavery,

But mercy, grace, and clemency,

That now with justice do combine,

O Heart, Thou Sanctuary pure

Of new and lasting Covenant,

With fitter veil than that was rent,

A Fane more holy to endure,

Thy Charity was ever keen

For piercing by an open blow,

That, venerating, we might know

The wounds afflicting Love unseen.

Within this …More
O HEART, Thou Ark of Law divine,

Not that of former slavery,

But mercy, grace, and clemency,

That now with justice do combine,

O Heart, Thou Sanctuary pure

Of new and lasting Covenant,

With fitter veil than that was rent,

A Fane more holy to endure,

Thy Charity was ever keen

For piercing by an open blow,

That, venerating, we might know

The wounds afflicting Love unseen.

Within this Icon of His Love,

A bloody, mystic Sacrifice,

To offer each did Christ suffice

As Priest and Victim from above.

And who would neither love requite,

Redeemed, the Lover yet reject,

Nor in that Sacred Heart select

Eternal dwellings filled with Light?

So honour in supernal strain

The Parent, Son, and Spirit sage,

To Whom belong in every age
Unbounded glory, might, and reign.

Amen.