Our Lady

Today while visiting Mt. Irenaeus I snapped a picture of this lovely painting that hangs above the mantle over the fireplace. It’s one of my favorite pictures of Our Lady and the Christ child. It really could be me that she is holding as she often has over the course of my life. Marian devotion in the Catholic Church is frequently misunderstood and maybe I misunderstand some of it myself. In recent years I’ve come to understand more and more the need for a loving embrace of all that is feminine in God. Mary is a the vehicle to that embrace.

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