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A modern dictionary of 5,679 Catholic terms (including abbreviations), both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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SACRED HEART BADGE

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A cloth or plastic emblem with a picture of Christ with his heart on one side, and an image of the Heart of Jesus alone on the reverse. Appropriate invocations surround the picture and image. The badge may be worn inside one's clothing or carried in one's purse or wallet or, in a hospital, is often pinned to a patient's bed. It is commonly distributed by the League of the Sacred Heart.