Vivre d’Amour Ex-Voto Sacred Heart, c. 1910 - Reproduction

Sacred at Heart

Item No. EV-11.24.Grandfleur

Vivre d’Amour French Ex Voto, c. 1910 Reproduction Item

Our largest reproduction heart, from an original French ex-voto/milagro design.  The Latin term ex voto (short for ex voto suscepto, "from the vow made”), has been a holy symbolic offering placed in a home, church, or shrine as a thanksgiving for a miracle received.  The fleur design on the front represents the Trinity.

MEANING.  The premise of an ex voto is the vow, in a moment of hardship, crisis, or ill health, to give public thanks to God.  The ex voto, in turn, is the concrete testimonial of that vow’s fulfillment, an object that stands as the material representation of the miracle itself.   Ex votos are also offered in thanksgiving for unexpected miracles, in which case they function as public affirmations of God’s constant powerful presence in the lives of the faithful.   They are the ultimate outward expression of gratitude.

SIZE - Measures 8.5"x 6" x 2.7".  Interior dimensions:  approx. 6.5"x 4" x 2".  Interior is large enough to hold a 3x3x1 inch gift box, large jewelry, or a small card.

DESIGN.  This piece has an artistic rendition of the letter M, for Mary, connected with a cross, symbolizing Mary's connection with Jesus at the cross.  Intricate detail surround with lilies.  Can be hung on a wall via the hook on verso side.  Perfect for an altar wall

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