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.
At the same time, we realize that the love flowing from Jesus' pierced heart expands to embrace the people of God and all humanity," the Holy Father said in his message released by the Vatican for World Mission Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
The desert monks describe this feeling of sorrow, or mourning, with metaphors such as the gift of tears and the pierced heart.