The Immaculate Heart of Mary holds a special place in Catholic devotion and theology, representing the profound love, purity, and compassion of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Rooted in Scripture and tradition, the concept of the Immaculate Heart centers on Mary's interior life, her virtues, and her unique role in salvation history.

Here are six things to know and share about the Immaculate Heart of Mary:

What does the Immaculate Heart of Mary symbolize?
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1. Symbols of the Heart of Mary

Her Heart: Symbolizes her maternal love.

The Sword: Symbolizes the Sorrows of Mary.

The Fire: Represents her heart burning with love for Jesus and us, her children.

The Roses: Represents her purity.

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2. The devotion of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is rooted in scripture!

“But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.” (Luke 2:19)

3. When we honor the Immaculate Heart, we give ultimate honor to Jesus!

4. “If you put all the love of all the mothers into one heart, it still would not equal the love of the heart of Mary for her children.’” -Saint Louis de Montfort

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5. Saint John Eudes, a 17th-century French priest, popularized this devotion with his great love of the Blessed Mother. (EWTN)

6. Pope Saint John Paul II consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25, 1984, saying,

“ . . Before you, Mother of Christ, before your Immaculate Heart, I today, together with the whole Church, unite myself with our Redeemer in this His consecration for the world and for people, which only in His Divine Heart has the power to obtain pardon and to secure reparation.”

A Consecration Prayer to Mary:

O Mary, Virgin most powerful and Mother of mercy, Queen of Heaven and Refuge of sinners, we consecrate ourselves to thine Immaculate Heart.

We consecrate to thee our very being and our whole life; all that we have, all that we love, all that we are. To thee we give our bodies, our hearts and our souls; to thee we give our homes, our families, our country.

We desire that all that is in us and around us may belong to thee, and may share in the benefits of thy motherly benediction. And that this act of consecration may be truly efficacious and lasting, we renew this day at thy feet the promises of our Baptism and our first Holy Communion.

We pledge ourselves to profess courageously and at all times the truths of our holy Faith, and to live as befits Catholics who are duly submissive to all the directions of the Pope and the Bishops in communion with him.

We pledge ourselves to keep the commandments of God and His Church, in particular, to keep holy the Lord's Day.

We likewise pledge ourselves to make the consoling practices of the Christian religion, and above all, Holy Communion, an integral part of our lives, in so far as we shall be able so to do.

Finally, we promise thee, O glorious Mother of God and loving Mother of men, to devote ourselves whole-heartedly to the service of thy blessed cult, in order to hasten and assure, through the sovereignty of thine Immaculate Heart, the coming of the kingdom of the Sacred Heart of thine adorable Son, in our own hearts and in those of all men, in our country and in all the world, as in heaven, so on earth. Amen.

Prayer Source: EWTN.

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