Fetal Sacred Heart

This powerful image painted by Julia Holcomb is titled Fetal Sacred Heart…

…appropriate for this weeks March For Life in Washington, DC  (http://marchforlife.org/).

I like the artist’s choices of symbolisms for her painting. Especially the rays of Mother Mary’s womb, similar to those we often see radiating on statues of Our Lady of Guadalupe. During Pope John Paul II visit in 1999 to Mexico City and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, he entrusted the cause of life to her loving protection, and placed under her motherly care the innocent lives of children, especially those who are in danger of death preceding birth.

Let us pray…

Holy and Beloved Mother, give us your compassion to reach out to all post-abortive parents and to those tempted to abort. Help us to help them find their way home to Our Lord and embrace all life. Amen.