Our New Video of the Visitation Museum Sacred Heart Exhibit

We’ve just released a new video, “All Heart — Burning Love of the Sacred Heart.” This nine-minute video shows many of the spectacular vestments, silks and other artifacts of the special exhibit, “A Tout Coeur — the Art of the Sacred Heart of the Visitation” being displayed at the Visitation Museum in Moulins, France from now until Dec. 24, 2013.

Here is the script of the video:

“Behold this Heart that has so greatly loved people.”

These words of Jesus Christ to the humble Sr. Margaret Mary Alacoque centuries ago are echoed in the beautiful vestments, liturgical objects, and other artifacts at a special exhibit now displayed at The Musée de la Visitation in Moulins, France.

The museum hosts “A tout coeur,” All Heart, an exhibition of works of art and love centered around the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

At the end of the seventeenth century, Christ revealed his love for people to Sr. Margaret Mary. This message ardently inspired genius and creativity of the religious and also brought   rich and varied gifts from pilgrims to Paray -le-Monial, traveling from Europe, America, Asia and even Oceania.

The heart, a symbol of life and of gifted love, is present in the majority of the 200 + collected works  and is presented  for the first time in a scenic way.

Ponder these words of Christ to St. Margaret Mary:

“Behold the wound in my side, wherein you are to make your abode, now and forever.”

“My divine Heart is so inflamed with love for mankind … that it can no longer contain within itself the flames of its burning charity and must spread them abroad by your means.”

What you see are breathtaking paintings, banners, embroidered works, and other artifacts from Tarascon, France; Nantes, France; Milan, Italy; Fribourg, Switzerland; Varsovie, Poland; Oviedo, Spain; Christchurch, New Zealand; and China.

Sacred Heart banner with flags of 66 nations.

Pontifical canonization vestments of 1865

… and 1920

Chinese Catholics and the Sacred Heart

This belonged to Pope Leo XIII

Embroidery on silk taffeta, China, 1889

Angel bearing the arms of the Order, 17th century

Heart of Jesus, paper embroidery, 18th century

Paper embroidery “I fight for you” 18th century, Paris Visistation

St. John Eudes, detail of a stole painted on satin silk, 1925

Allegory of the Intercession of the Heart of Mary,  watercolor on paper, 17th century

Cover of Sacred Heart devotional book

Prayers in Latin

Bishop’s crosier with Christ and St. Margaret Mary

Guard of Honor banner

Guard of Honor prayer clock

This exhibit will be on display from now until December 24, 2013.

Enjoy these beautiful works of art and meditate on the heavenly realities which they represent.

Learn more at the museum’s website at www.Musee-Visitation.eu. Visit the museum at 4, Place de l’Ancien Palais, Moulins, France.

Order the book, À Tout Cœur — the Art of the Sacred Heart of the Visitation with our printable order form.

Meet the Administrator of the Museum here: video within French article, French interview:


One Response to “Our New Video of the Visitation Museum Sacred Heart Exhibit”

  1. Carrie Ling says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful video! My heart is lifted up nearer to our Lord as I see such amazing human works, inspired by the Holy Spirit. It reminds me of Mans attempt to reach out our souls to God: the very desire to do so is instlled in us by God, the ability to do so is given to us by God, and the final destination is always, for eternity, God.

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