Jesus is one of the most popular religious sculptures. Jesus sculpture can help Catholics live and communicate their faith in Jesus Christ. Especially in homes and parishes, a Jesus sculpture can nurture and inspire everyday leaders to live out their faith’s full and enriching church life in simple, small ways. Take a look at the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue, Jesus opened his arms wide and open to accept everything. It also shows the breadth of God’s heart. This Sacred Heart of Jesus statue is also popular with many people.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus statue depicts what its name implies: the sacred heart of Jesus Christ burning and visible on his chest. The Sacred Heart is one of the most revered symbols in the Roman Catholic Church and specifically represents Christ’s love for humanity through his sacrifice for their sin on the cross. Christ’s suffering is depicted on the sacred heart, with knives through it and crowns of thorns around it. Although he had to endure this pain, Christ’s love for humanity shone more brightly than the evil brought upon it, as the sacred heart “burned” in pain. Notre Dame and the Order of the Holy Cross wanted to represent the same love with the sacred heart in the statue but in an interactive way. The sacred heart can be seen as two aspects, one representing god’s traditional love for mankind and the other representing mankind’s love for God. Blessed Basil Moreau, the founder of Holy Cross, saw the Sacred Heart as “the image of God’s love for man and man’s love for God.” When Jesus died for us, with his arms wide open on the cross, he was ready to open his heart and welcome all into his loving embrace. More Jesus sculptures for you to choose from.