Ten symbols used throughout history to represent the Holy Name of Jesus are used within this monstrance rendering as a reminder of the true presence of our Lord within the Eucharist. IHS, the consecrated host, 12 stars, ichthys, Chi Rho, Yeshua, Yahweh, crowns, the Alpha and Omega symbol, as well as a variety of crosses adorn the piece and are discussed in this post.
What do I give my parents to honor this day? Drugstore cards with pictures of couples laughing, pictures of glasses clinking, chocolates, flowers, silhouettes of couples... they just don't get it. They don't get the fullness of love.
My version of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Her heart, I envisioned as a bright, joyful red, enflamed with her great love and wrapped in pure white roses, gilded with the graces of heaven. Seven swords pierce her heart and separate seven drawings of the Sorrows inflicting these wounds. The scenes are meant to be interpreted from Mary's perspective, as she witnesses the life and death of her only Son and greatest love, Jesus.