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Sacred Heart

noun, Roman Catholic Church
1.
the physical heart of Jesus, to which special devotion is offered as a symbol of His love and redemptive sacrifice.
Origin of Sacred Heart
1755-1765
1755-65
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  • It was a simple painting of the Sacred Heart, with no attempt at artistic beauty.

    Grey Town Gerald Baldwin
  • Some of them already understand the nature of the devotion of the Sacred Heart.

  • She made choice of the new order of the Sacred Heart, and after eleven years' delay finally entered it at Metz in 1826.

  • Five sisters all trained by the nuns at the Sacred Heart convent.

  • Some angel came down and stirred the pool of the world, and left with us "The Sacred Heart."

    Ghosts I Have Seen Violet Tweedale
  • She is to be educated to the time of her majority at the "Sacred Heart."

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • This is the chalice of consolation which I can offer to the Sacred Heart in reparation.

    Ortus Christi Mother St. Paul
British Dictionary definitions for Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart

noun (RC Church)
1.
the heart of Jesus Christ, a symbol of His love and sacrifice
2.
a representation of this, usually bleeding, as an aid to devotion
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