Tuesday, December 11, 2012

All Things Mary: Mornings With Mary Day 11





Dear Mother of God
Watch over us and guide us
Comfort and heal us



Without a doubt, a New Mexico painting depicting Our Lady, since the church in the painting is the San Xavier church here in Albuquerque.



This is the altar-screen at our parish, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Christmas Eve. The altar-screen is a 'replica' that was built about 8 years ago by parishioners  They built it to match the original which had disappeared in a church remodel in the '60's. They worked from photographs. It was a labor of love and getting it installed in our church was interesting as it is a massive and tall piece!



Join us on this journey of the 
twelve days of mornings with Mary.
everyone is invited. 
while this is not about religion, it is about sharing,
about opening hearts, rejoicing in ultimate mother love.
it is about  light, beauty, inspiration, thoughtful regard.
a welcome chance to begin each new day together
in beauty and peace.

Come see what others have shared over at Rebecca's page. Feel free to join in with us whether if it's for one day or all 12!

11 comments:

Hettienne said...

oh so beautiful!! both the painting and the nave in the church! such physical manifestation of Divine Beauty!

judie said...

These are awesome pictures. I'm glad I got to see them. Thanks for sharing. xo

Delphyne said...

Beautiful, Paula - I like a lot of "native" art and really like that first image.

Lizbethem said...

Super post!

Carol L McKenna said...

Magnificent painting ~ and beautiful church ~ lovely post for 12 days ~

(A Creative Harbor) aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

Gloria said...

I love this painting and the church. So much beauty. Thank you.

redondowriter said...

The San Xavier painting looks dimensional--like maybe partially done in padded fabric. Is it? Your church altar at Christmas is lovely, too.

redondowriter said...

The San Xavier painting looks dimensional--like maybe partially done in padded fabric. Is it? Your church altar at Christmas is lovely, too.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The painting takes me back to my days of teaching on the rez. A wondrous interpretation of the Virgin and those over whom she watches!

Dawn Elliott said...

What a joyous and all-encompassing mural for the church to now have. Perfect for our southwest culture!

rebecca said...

truly a labor of love! how exquisite for the congregation to come together in restoring such a strength of beauty and devotion.
your blessed are you to call this your church home.

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