This hand-crafted gold-plated monstrance is of exquisite design. The seven gemstones represent the seven Sacraments. The four nails call to mind the piercing of Jesus’ hands and feet during his crucifixion. The heart-shaped lunula calls to mind the devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, a well-known and widely popular Roman Catholic devotion. The Sacred Heart of Jesus devotion symbolizes – through Christ’s physical heart – his burning love and compassion for humanity. This beautiful monstrance is a splendid addition to chapel, parish church, or cathedral. The Sacred Heart Monstrance is of authentic heirloom quality and will focus the eucharistic devotion of the faithful for many generations to come!
A Gold-Plated Monstrance in Two Sizes from Germany
Standing either 20 or 24 inches in height, the Sacred Heart Monstrance was designed in Germany by a master goldsmith, whose work in chalices, patens, and monstrances is world-renowned. This is a beautifully rendered and most worthy vessel for the exposition in chapel, parish church or cathedral of the the Most Holy Sacrament of the Body of Christ!
Devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Between 1673 and 1675, Jesus revealed to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, through a series of mystical apparitions, the practice of devotion to His Sacred Heart. The Sacred Heart of Jesus is often depicted as a heart in flames, surmounted by a cross, pierced by the crown of thorns, and bleeding from the lance’s wound. Christ is also sometimes depicted pointing with his pierced hands his Sacred Heart burning brightly within his chest. Officially sanctioned in1856, the devotion the the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus continues to be celebrated on a Friday nineteen days after Pentecost Sunday.