Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Our Daily Mary: Day 1

The Virgin Mary every day from  December 1-12th.  Rebecca is hosting this meme.Thanks, Rebecca! If you want to join in, go to her blog and post your link. I think I've gathered enough images for the entire month in my enthusiasm!

Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou amongst women,
And, blessed be the fruit of thy womb, Jesus!


turquoise cro said...

Your Mary is soOOOo Beauty Full!!I LOVE NM! I haven't been there though since the 80's! I was in Sante Fe!

rebecca said...

dear molokai girl!!!
(loved writing that!)
i am thrilled that you are here to share these twelve days of grace together.
this is an amazingly beautiful virgin!!!
cannot wait to see you in the morning.


Spadoman said...

That's an interesting piece. Is it a house number? If it is, glad it isn't 420, (sorry, couldn't resist). It is beautiful, and your photograph makes it so. I have another post when I return from Washington DC next Tuesday or Wednesday, and it's alsom from New Mexico, but after that, I have stories and photos and items from other parts of the universe. This meme is fun, and the subject matter matters!


Fran aka Redondowriter said...

I love your art work, Molokai Girl. Looking forward to seeing more.

smith kaich jones said...

I am not Catholic, but as you said on day 2, even us non-Catholics come into Mary's presence with a sense of reverence. I remember a trip to Mexico City many moons ago, an early morning visit to the Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. I was with friends and knew nothing of the legend, the history, and suddenly found myself surrounded by people who were crawling on bloodied knees to see the Virgin. Across rocks and cobblestones and in tears, a huge crowd of people, the church itself overflowing, and I became ashamed. Ashamed at those of us there as spectators, though, in my own defense, I was unaware until I'd arrived. I found myself in tears - how dare people treat this as nothing but a show, a photo opportunity - and I left. I may have told you this story before. I'd had a glance at the Virgin and a glimmer of light across her face. It stays with me, that morning.

That said, I had to laugh at your Dollar Store Mary - I once found Virgn Mary nightlights at a Dollar Store - they were eaily 8 or 9 inches tall. Amazing lights. I still smile.

A wonderful 12 days of Mary. Thank you. Christmas feels closer.


Paula Scott said...

Debi: In our blog comments about the somewhat universal reverence for Mary, the conclusion that we came to and best speculation as to 'why' has to do with the fact that we all need unconditional love and Mary's is the unconditional love of a mother. The strongest tie one could ever have and need-that kind of motherly love.

So, we think that is why she has that universally unique appeal regardless of what denomination (if there is one) one has. And, the strong faith that the people of Mexico show is completely humbling to behold.



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