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These letters represent the first three letters in the name Jesus in the Greek language, Iota, Eta, Sigma. The I H S is the central component of the seal of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits. A modified rendition of the Jesuit logo is located on the rear wall of Sacred Heart Chapel. The I H S symbol is also to be found on the altar as well as on the ends of all the pews in Sacred Heart Chapel. The use of this imagery calls to mind the words of an ancient prayer entitled The Breastplate of St. Patrick which reads, Christ be before me, Christ be behind me, Christ on my left hand, Christ on my right hand, Christ be in all things king of my heart.