When your heart leaves your body

 

If you’re a cradle Catholic like I am, you probably grew up seeing pictures of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.   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.   It explains why this imagery speaks to me in a way I could never have understood when I was a child.

Happy Feast Day!

 

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