Our Lady of Sorrows

18th century (est.)
Church of San Miguel Ejutla, Ejutla, Oaxaca, Mexico

The metal heart with seven miniature swords refers to Simeon's prophecy in Luke 2:34-35, "Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted. And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed."

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Photographed at the church by Claire and Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.