Question of the Day for Monday, June 10, 2013
The Sacred and Immaculate Hearts
Q. Are devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary related?
A. Here’s a reply from Father Reginald Martin:
Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus appear to have been connected from early times. Several saints, among them Bernard and Bonaventure, contributed to the development of the devotions, but historians seem to agree that the beginnings of these devotion may be traced to St. Gertrude (“the Great”) and her mentor, St. Mechtilde, both of whom died around 1300.
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