Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

painting of 'The Heart of Mary' by Leopold Kupelwierser, 19th century; Saint Anthony side chapel of the Church of Saint Peter, Vienna, Austria; photographed on 22 September 2013 by Diana Ringo; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsMemorial

  • Saturday after the Solemnity of Sacred Heart of Jesus (assigned in 1969 by Pope Paul VI)
  • formerly 19 October by the Sulpicians as part of the feast of the Inner Life of Mary
  • formerly 8 February by the Eudists as the feast of the Heart of Mary
  • formerly 22 August by Pope Pius XII in 1944

About the Feast

A celebration of the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The devotion is symbolized by the physical heart of Mary, but actually involves meditation and attempts to live Mary’s example of love, virtues, sentiments, and interior life.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 March 2019. Web. 20 August 2019. <>