Immaculate Heart of Mary Jewelry and Collectables
The Immaculate Heart of Mary is a special form of devotion to the Virgin Mary. Mary's devotion and love for God and Jesus is represented by the Heart, and we are reminded to strive to love God and Jesus more by imitating Mary's love and uniting our hearts to Hers. As Mary's inner life, with her virtues and purity, is a reflection of the constant influence of love from and for God leading to a perfectly moral life, we venerate both her physical and spiritual Heart.
The Virgin's Heart is usually depicted as stabbed with seven knifes, showing the Seven Dolors, or Sorrows of Mary and reflecting the prophecy of Simeon in Luke 2:35 that Mary's heart would be pierced by a sword (the first Sorrowful Mystery).