Document Title: "Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Question from on 05-24-2007:
We once had an all-night vigil book that had a devotion to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in it. It spoke of the two hearts being entwined in the tabernacle---that of Jesus and Mary. I thought it a beautiful way to think about it as Mary's womb was like a tabernacle. Is it wrong to think of the two hearts present there? I guess the only reason I question it is because the book also had something in it from the Legion of Mary and that handbook of the Legoion absolutely made no sense and was filled with errors. My other tought was that we don't adore anyone but God so to think of both hearts there perhaps is wrong. Can you clear up my thinking? Thank you ,Diane
Answer by Fr. Robert J. Levis on 05-25-2007:
Dear Diane, Wonderful! Did you know that the famous Fr. Damien of Molokai, the hero of the leprous patients of Hawaii, wore a scapular with the two hearts of Jesus and Mary? Yes, this is a very orthodox devotion, if and when understod correctly. Thousands of American homes are consecrated to these two hearts, an effort of the Fatima movement over the past 50 years. The priest consecrates the home and leaves an image of the two hearts as a reminder of"