pierced heart

pierced heart

Renaissance emblem, with motto, “Love conquers all.” [Art: Hall, 146]
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He looked like a figure of Thor as his untrembling arm rose and fell, driving deeper and deeper the mercy-bearing stake, whilst the blood from the pierced heart welled and spurted up around it.
Thomas Merton said: 'She entered mystical life with a vision of the pierced heart of the Savior and concluded her mystical espousal by exchange of heart with him.'
Marian devotees traditionally light candles, say their novena prayers, offer flowers, perform acts of devotion, and pray the Holy Rosary before the venerated image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which is often represented with a pierced heart.
"Les 'je mange Gala'" (let's hear it for triple entendres) has recipes for a lamb Siren Shoulder, Aphrodite's Puree, and Pierced Heart, which in spite of its dramatic name seems to be more or less a giant meatball served on a biscuit--apparently even Surrealists like their protein.
Blood bursts from his pierced heart into the rutted sand.
He woke in hospital with a pierced heart, slash to the neck and punctured lung.
Two men have been arrested following the attack 10 days ago, in which he suffered a punctured lung, a pierced heart and a serious slash to the neck.
The Church itself sprung from the pierced heart of Christ and so suffering is part of the Church's universal mission and growth.
Finally, Sara Butler (Roman Catholic) explores Benedict's favorite devotional image, that of the pierced heart of Christ.
It shows him actually on his deathbed, propped up on the pillows and clutching a painting of Jesus' five wounds - just the pierced hands and feet and a pierced heart. The inscription underneath makes it clear that Richard Foxwist is hanging on to his hope of salvation.
He connects the story to passages in Confessions (IX: "charity wounds the heart") and De Trinitate, and notes that it is the source of the Order's pierced heart emblem.
I didn't know that any of this had anything to do with the spirituality of my congregation, the Society of the Sacred Heart, until I heard a former superior general describe our spirituality as "the spirituality of the pierced heart." What I understood that to mean is that we take the suffering of the world into our hearts because we share in the pierced heart of Christ.