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Posted on Aug 3, 2012 |

August: Private Home

August: Private Home

The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary are often depicted together, as they are in this treasured family picture.

August’s Heart of the Month was sent in by reader Rusty Brinkman, who does not know how old it is or much about the history of the artwork, which belonged to a relative. It depicts both the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, with a small dove representing the Holy Spirit hovering over both of them. You won’t be seeing it on Antiques Roadshow, but like many battered old devotional images, it seems to have been well-loved.

To see our previous Heart of the Month features, and our Art of the Month contemporary works, click on “Sacred Heart” in the menu above this story. If you have a favorite image, statue, or other representation of the Sacred Heart, take a photo and email it to us at — we’ll publish it here.