SACRED HEART BADGE - Scapular Style
This large wool Sacred Heart Badge is in scapular style with a beautiful image of Jesus holding His Sacred Heart in His outstretched hand on one piece and a larger image of The Sacred Heart on the other with the ejaculatory prayer: Cease! The Heart of Jesus is with me! Sacred Heart of Jesus Thy Kingdom Come! around the edge.
Each badge measures 2¼” x 2½”.
Double strand braided white cords measure 21” from badge to badge.
According to a tradition, “In the year 1720, about thirty years after the death of St. Margaret Mary, Marseilles was ravaged by the plague. About one thousand persons died each day from the disease. … The Bishop of Marseilles asked the nuns of the city to make thousands of Sacred Heart Badges similar to the kind used by St. Margaret Mary and her friends. When the Badges were ready, the Bishop led a procession to the center of the city. There he consecrated Marseilles to the Sacred Heart, and everybody present put on a Sacred Heart Badge. From that moment not one new case of the plague was reported.”