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IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY BUTTON
The Immaculate Heart of Mary is a devotional name used to refer to the interior life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, her joys and sorrows, her virtues and hidden perfections, and, above all, her virginal love for God the Father, her maternal love for her son Jesus, and her compassionate love for all persons, as well as to her physical heart. The two elements are essential to the devotion, just as soul and body are necessary to the constitution of man.
The aim of the devotion is to unite mankind to God through Mary's heart, and this process involves the ideas of consecration and reparation. A person is consecrated to Mary's Immaculate Heart as a way of being completely devoted to God. This involves a total gift of self, something only ultimately possible with reference to God; but Mary is our intermediary in this process of consecration.
Therefore, it is not an end in itself, so the love of her heart is meant to be a model for the way we should love God. The fact that her heart is immaculate, that is sinless, means that she is the only fully human person who is able to really love God in the way that he should be loved.
Feast Day: Saturday immediately after the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (19 days after Pentecost) - the day before the third Sunday after Pentecost. [OF] 22 August [EF]