Sacred Heart of Jesus - Erie, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu
N 42° 06.360 W 080° 06.193
17T E 574146 N 4661934
Quick Description: A statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus outside of St. Stephen of Hungary Church in Erie, PA
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 6/16/2021 6:10:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM14DBN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
This statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is outside of Saint Stephen of Hungary Church on West 21st Street in Erie, Pennsylvania. The statue is on the east side of the building next to the parking lot. It depicts Our Lord Jesus Christ with his arms outstretched and His Sacred Heart on His chest. A plaque on the base of the statue indicates that it was given to the parish by the parents of Stephen E. Szeman who was killed in action during World War II at Guadalcanal on October 3, 1942.

Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the Word of God made flesh. He was born of the Virgin Mary nearly two thousand years ago in the city of Bethlehem. At about 30 years of age, Jesus began preaching, calling men to repentance and to love of God and neighbor. Within three years of his public ministry beginning, Jesus was arrested, scourged, and crucified. He died on the cross and was laid in a tomb. On the third day, however, He rose from the dead and began appearing to his disciples. He told them to go throughout the word preaching and baptizing. He ascended into heaven and Christians believe that those who believe in Him and follow His commandments will be saved when He comes again to judge the world.

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus began in the 17th century, based on visions St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a French nun, had of Our Lord. In these visions, Our Lord requested that special devotions be made to His Sacred Heart, as well as acts of reparation, keeping holy hours, and receiving communion on First Fridays. The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated on the Friday after the second Sunday after Pentecost.
Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: Saint Stephen of Hungary Church

Entrance Fee: None

Website: [Web Link]

Artist: Not listed

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