This is a striking antique religious statue from Belgium. It is a figure of Christ with His Sacred Heart exposed. He is wearing voluminous robes and pointing to His Heart with one hand. His expression is that of great sorrow.
The image of Our Lord’s heart represents Christ’s love for humanity. It is often depicted in flames, wrapped in thorns, and topped with a cross. The devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, also known as the First Friday Devotions, is rooted in the personal revelations of Christ given to Saint Mary Margaret Alacoque from 1673 -1675.
To those devoted to His Sacred Heart, Jesus promised the following:
1. I will give them all the graces necessary for their state in life.
2. I will establish peace in their families.
3. I will comfort them in their trials.
4. I will be their secure refuge during life, and, above all, in death.
5. I will shed abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
6. Sinners will find in My Heart an infinite ocean of mercy.
7. Lukewarm souls will become fervent.
8. Fervent souls will rapidly grow in holiness and perfection.
9. I will bless every place where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.
10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
11. The names of those who promote this devotion will be written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.
12. I promise thee, in the excessive mercy of My Heart, that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months, the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their Sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.
This is a fantastic antique religious painting. It is an image of Saint Martin of Tours in roman armor on horseback. He is shown cutting his cloak off with his sword to give to a poor beggar. Saint Martin is the patron saint of the poor, soldiers, conscientious objectors, tailors, and winemakers. Feast Day: November 11.
Reverse glass painting is an ancient folk art tradition of Bavaria. This piece is likely from the early turn of the century. The frame appears to be original but the backing is more recent.
This is a charming vintage devotional statuette. The piece is a vignette of a young girl kneeling in prayer before a wayside shrine of the Infant of Prague. She has brought a basket full of beautiful flowers to place before the Christ Child. It is darling!
This is a hand painted Lefton china piece titled “ The Lord watches over us”.
This is an amazing antique religious statue. It depicts Christ as a young boy resting on a stone bench. He is wearing a robe with the “IHS” Christogram on His breast. Our Lord is resting His head on one arm while He holds a crown of thorns in His lap. His bare feet peek out from under his long robe. Two white doves watch over Him as He sleeps. It is a moving piece.
Condition: The paint is chipped in one spot on the back of His hair. Please See Pictures.