- the physical heart of Jesus, to which special devotion is offered as a symbol of His love and redemptive sacrifice.
Origin of Sacred Heart
First recorded in 1755–65
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- the heart of Jesus Christ, a symbol of His love and sacrifice
- a representation of this, usually bleeding, as an aid to devotion
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