Reflect on Holy Week and Easter with a virtual pilgrimage to the sites in and around Jerusalem where the events of Christ's Passion and Resurrection occurred.
When a soldier pierced our Lord’s heart with a lance during his Crucifixion, blood and water gushed forth to cleanse us from our sins. Now the Sacred Heart of Jesus beats with love for us eternally in his resurrected, glorified Body. The Sacred Heart is traditionally shown encircled by the Crown of Thorns, surmounted by the Cross, and aflame with divine love. These symbols reveal Jesus’ sacrifice for our salvation, his great mercy, and his desire for closeness with each of us. In this one image we are reminded of our Lord’s life, Death, and Resurrection, the grace he gives us through Baptism and the Eucharist, and our need to do penance united to his Cross. This makes the Sacred Heart a fitting emblem of our journey through Lent toward Good Friday and Easter.