Immaculate Heart of Mary
But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.
We can approach Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is celebrated as a twin feast on the day after the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Immaculate Heart of Mary is depicted as a human heart crowned in flames (representing the intense warmth of Mary’s love for God and us), pierced by a sword (from Simeon’s prophecy in Luke 2:35 that Mary’s heart will be pierced by her Son’s redemptive suffering), and wreathed in roses (sweetness of her maternal care) that are white (purity). Often the heart is depicted with a cross-topped M that is Mary’s initial.