The Synchronized Hearts of Mary and of Jesus

In the Novus Ordo calendar, today – the day after the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – is the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Before Mary conceived Our Lord beneath her heart, she conceived Him in her heart.

She began with her “Fiat!” to ponder – contemplate, inwardly gaze at – Him before His birth.

She gazed at and pondered Him after His birth.

She gazes at Him now.

Did you know that the hearts of mothers and their unborn babies tend to beat with synchronization?

Did you know that mothers and their babies hearts will swiftly synchronize when they smile at each other?

Imagine, for a moment, the smiles of Mary and Jesus as they regard each other.  Try to picture that.

Their hearts beat as one.

Oak, c. 1250-70, French, probably Parisian, in Met, NYC


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  2. Andreas says:

    I was very much struck by the tenderness so masterfully expressed in the photo you posted of Mary and Jesus. What a wonderful depiction of timeless love between mother and child.

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