The Sacred Heart is the heart of Jesus to whom Christians pay homage.
The Church, through worship, thus honors the Savior’s love for mankind. In honor of Jesus and the sacrifice, the heart is depicted crowned with thorns, wounded by a spear and surmounted by the cross. It is also surrounded by the flames that symbolize the ardor of Christ’s mercy for sinners. The red heart stands out in a play of shadows and bas-reliefs.