Meek & Humble of Heart, 6

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another image for which I can find no artist or explanation; 

This shows up in a lot of "black Jesus" collections on the 'net, which I think is interesting because it suggests the enduring attraction of the Sacred Heart. 

Meek and Humble of Heart, 5

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by sculptor Cristine Duniec, roughly this year 

Meek & Humble of Heart, 4

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Meek & Humble, 3

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I suppose this won't be to everyone's taste, but I love it. I think of Christ's heart as tender, yes, but wild, and not tamed to the dimensions of what we can handle or expect.

Meek & Humble of Heart

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I'm uncertain of the provenance of this icon. The internet suggests "Mexican folk art," and that could be right, but I don't find anyone using the image who explains where it comes from.  What I did find, via Google, was this nice post on how the devotion developed. He looks meek and humble of heart here, I think.

Update: an internet friend says this is, "Icon of the Sacred Heart painted by Clotilde Devillers for the Abbey of Saint Madeleine." Mexican, French, whatevs! 

Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church

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Protection of Theotokos, Mid 17th century, Ukraine


I said I was going to be doing a series of Sacred Heart images, but a memorial intervened and I thought this was purdy. 

(But on the theme, here's a proposal to everyone post Sacred Hearts all month.)


Come, Holy Spirit

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Too late for this year, but next year we should all meet up in Philly for the Pentecost Vigil, a special liturgy almost no one uses.