If you’re a cradle Catholic like I am, you probably grew up seeing pictures of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Â If you’re anything like me, you also used to find them kind of creepy.
But in this — as in so many things! — motherhood has totally changed my perspective.
In honor of today’s feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, here’s an article I wrote two years ago. Â It explains why this imagery speaks to me in a way I could never have understood when I was a child.
Happy Feast Day!