This statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (pictured below) was acquired at a small-town shop in the Ottawa Valley. It was in fairly rough condition and stood in need of some serious restoration.
On the base of the statue was a small memorial plaque which read: "Gift of Miss Georgina Hopkins, Mother Constantia's Sister, 1915". Likely gifted to a convent or religious house, it has probably put on the miles over the years. The statue has been recently restored and has happily made our church its most recent home.
Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
( John Henry Cardinal Newman)
Most sacred, most loving Heart of Jesus, you are concealed in the Holy Eucharist, and you beat for us still.
Now, as then, you say: "With desire I have desired." I worship you with all my best love and awe, with fervent affection, with my most subdued, most resolved will.
For a while you take up your abode within me. O make my heart beat with your Heart! Purify it of all that is earthly, all that is proud and sensual, of all perversity, of all disorder.
So fill it with you, that neither the events of the day, nor the circumstances of the time, may have the power to ruffle it; but that in your love and your fear, it may have peace. Amen.