15 June 2008

Sacred Heart & Holy Face

Representations of the Sacred Heart of Jesus bothered St. Therese of Liseux. The reason is that few of them showed Christ's invitation to rest there as St. John did during the Last Supper. She wrote:
To sleep on His heart,
so close to His face,
Such is my heaven!
St. Therese prefered pictures showing the Lord with children resting against His chest. She wrote in one letter:

I do not see the Sacred Heart as others do. I think that my Spouse's Heart is mine alone and I speak to Him in the solitude of this delightful heart-to-heart exchange, waiting for the day when I will contemplate Him face to face.

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