Sacred Heart

nounRoman Catholic Church.
  1. 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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How to use Sacred Heart in a sentence

  • Prior to 1912 French was a subject of study in the Sacred Heart school only.

    Bilingualism | N. A. Belcourt
  • He gave leave to the pontifical zouaves to hoist the banner of the Sacred Heart.

  • He is now in Ireland, loudly proclaiming, to all whom he comes in contact with, his profound gratitude to the Sacred Heart.

    The Irish on the Somme | Michael MacDonagh
  • The devotion to the Sacred Heart, with its first Friday throngs, has received a distinct impetus from his instructions.

    Leo XIII., the Great Leader | Rev. A. P. Doyle
  • If the flame of compassionating love is burning in her heart, it is because it has been lighted at the fire of the Sacred Heart.

    Mater Christi | Mother St. Paul

British Dictionary definitions for Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart

nounRC Church
  1. the heart of Jesus Christ, a symbol of His love and sacrifice

  2. a representation of this, usually bleeding, as an aid to devotion

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