Even before Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque received from Jesus the Devotion to His Most Sacred Heart, Saint John Eudes was inspired to introduce to the world devotion to both the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary insisting that,
“It has never been our intention for a moment to separate two things which God has so closely united together as the Hearts of the Son and of His Blessed Mother.”
Saint John Eudes’ often repeated quote, “The Heart of the Son Is contained In the Heart of the Mother” became his life’s mission, writing many letters, books, and even a Mass in their honor.
The devotion to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate is manifest in most Catholic homes with paired images.
Customers most often ask, “Is there a proper way to hang them?” The answer is “Yes”.
Our Lady is appropriately placed a little below and to the right of her Son as she points us to Him who, in turn, points us to His Father in fulfillment of Mark 10:40 “…but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
This is the order in which God had originally designed from the beginning of time: the Woman (Gen 3:15) would bring into the world the Savior of the world. Jesus comes to us through Mary; and it is through Mary that we go to Jesus.
It was confirmed by Jesus before he expired on the cross:
“Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.” (John 19:26-27)
With the advances of medical science we know that a mother’s body contains living cells of every child she conceives.
Our Lady kept alive in her body the cells of her Son, Jesus, even after He died and rose from the dead.
Paired images of the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart are ideal gifts for Weddings and Ordinations. Come in and check them out.
Ad Jesum per Mariam.