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Sacred Heart of Jesus, Devotion to the.

Devotion paid in the RC Ch. to the physical heart of Jesus. An early exponent was Gertrude the Great (see Gertrude, 1). M. M. Alacoque* claimed private revelations in the matter 1673–75. Jesuits supported her claims with increasing success. Leo XIII (see Popes, 29) consecrated the world to the Sacred Heart 1899. See also Heart of Mary, Immaculate.

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