This prayer card includes the Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart prayer, a favorite of Padre Pio, who prayed it daily for the intentions of all those who asked for his prayers.
About the Design:
The watercolor artwork on this card depicts the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a symbol of Christ's immense love for humanity, with a wound in its side and a crown of thorns representing the damage of our sins. A cross is implanted in it, representing the sorrow inflicted during his life and passion.
This image was given by Jesus to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a French nun, in a series of revelations in the 17th century. The text in the arch around the Sacred Heart artwork comes from the fourth of these revelations - "Behold the Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming Itself, in order to testify Its love".
About the Card:
Front of Card: Sacred Heart design
Back of card: Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart prayer