The Sacred Heart of Jesus: The Golden Arrow - original acrylic painting with 23K gold leaf
An original acrylic painting with silver leaf and 23K gold leaf on wood panel, depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus along with the traditional symbolic elements: aflame with the fire of eternal love and surrounded by the crown of thorns. The bleeding wound continues below the heart transitioned through blood drops into the Holy Eucharist, embodying this way the act of Transubstantiation. The Golden Arrow piercing the Holy Heart has a beautiful significance - it represents the Act of Reparation against Blasphemy.
The actual Prayer is handwritten on two side panels (image 2) which flank the Sacred Heart: acrylic on silver leaf and 23K Gold leaf.
The triptych measures as follow: the main artwork measures 20"x 20" and the two side panels measure each 18"x7", altogether 20" X 34".
The last two images show the artwork in different lighting conditions. The beautiful reflective qualities of metallic leaf give a great dimension to the artwork and depending on the light, the artwork will look differently throughout the day. It can be also viewed and enjoyed in low lighting conditions, like candle light. Along with the prayer, the artwork stands as a beautiful reminder to use this God sent devotion.
The artwork does not require framing, ready to hang. Comes along with certificate of authenticity and ships insured.
The prayer written on the side panels reads as follows:
THE "GOLDEN ARROW" PRAYER given from Our Lord to Sr. Mary of St. Peter
MAY the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified, in Heaven, on earth, and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.
This prayer was dictated by our Lord Himself to Sister Mary of St. Peter. Opening His Heart to her, our Savior complained of blasphemy, saying that this frightful sin wounds His Divine Heart more grievously than all other sins, for it was like "a poisoned arrow."
After that, our Savior dictated the prayer, which He called "The Golden Arrow," saying that those who would recite this prayer would pierce Him delightfully, and also heal those other wounds inflicted on Him by the malice of sinners.