A Month of Hearts, Day 24



I'd resolved not to show any images like this one, because its effiminacy and saccharine quality irritate me. This is precisely the kind of Sacred Heart image I'm thinking of (well, I know of one that's even worse) when I think of unfortunate renderings of this devotion. But I overruled myself for two reasons: historically this is possibly the most famous Sacred Heart.  And it's slightly less awful seen in its Gesu frame and context (as opposed to in detail on a florid Mass card). 

Alternatively, I'm documenting yet another Jesuit outrage against Holy Mother Church. (I kid, I kid.)