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....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 6 Mornings with Mary.

Today is day 6 of Mornings with Mary.

This is a photo of one of the many faces of Mary that hangs in the beautiful Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky.

This is a tapestry.
It was given to the sisters many years ago as a gift and the tag on the frame is so dark it is not readable.
I don't know if the portrait is of tapestry also or just the image around it.
The next time I am there I will observe it more closely.

The tapestry must have taken a long time to complete and I can just imagine a person working on this for maybe years as a work of love.
Mary has been portrayed  in every medium imaginable.
Paint, fabric, metal and I love to search for different examples of that.
If an artist wants to put their feelings about love and motherhood into a work, there is no better model than
The look on Mary's face for her infant is of undying love.
In my understanding of Mary, even though she was gifted with outstanding love and understanding, she had no idea of what was to come for her Son and herself.
She just lived and loved each day to the fullest.
I pray for that virtue daily.

Now to prove that, if you go here you will find a glorious display of many Marys.


Marydon said...

Peggy, this is just awesome. I so love pictures of our Mother Mary.

How we all wish to follow in her footsteps.

Have a beautiful week.

PS Don't forget our GIVEAWAY

*jean* said...

i share your prayer...i pray to be a good parent every single day...thank you for such a heart-felt post...good morning!

Ann Nichols said...

So beautiful... it is really nice to just imagine the people who made it...
Happy St. Nicholas day!

Lenora said...

Your comments speak to me too.. 'all mothers i suspect' such a gift, a daily struggle to organize and yet not to control.. these posts bring with them so many truths so much wisdom - thank you. Funny too i always think of Europe when my mind goes icon hunting, i should perhaps take more time to look closer to home (at least North America :-)

Rudee said...

What a beautiful tapestry!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome photo of a beautifully created Virgin ~ Our Lady and yes I prayed big time to Our Lady to parent my son ~ He is doing well today ~ Have great devotion to her ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor)

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

It had to take years to create this gorgeous tapestry. Thanks for sharing it.

peggy gatto said...

A true work of love!

Anvilcloud said...

Yes, that's a huge amount of work.

Vintage Green said...

A good goal to strive for every day, that's for sure!

The Woodwife said...

Beautiful - so peaceful.

priti.lisa said...

This is another beauty...and I like your prayer...may we all try to be gentle with each other♥♥♥

Noelle Renee said...

I love the gentle and adoring way in which she holds her son, as if she knows in her heart what will happen and is cherishing each moment with him. There is such a deep bond between them here. Beautiful!

Spadoman said...

Your teaching about her not knowing what was to become of her and her son reminds us that Jesus called for his mother while on the cross. I can't imagine Mary's thoughts and feelings to have to witness such a sight. So strong and powerful, yet fragile and mournful. Virtues, all of them, in any human being, taught to us by this Blessed Virgin. Beautiful.


Christine said...

Mary was the perfect mom!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

By doing a little poking around on Google Maps, I have discovered that Nazareth, Ky. is not all that far from The Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, dear to me because that was the home of Father Louis, aka Thomas Merton. I remember him frequently, because even though I never met Merton, I did meet one of his former teachers from Columbia University, so I feel as though I have a spiritual connection to this gentle soul...

My Lady Comfort

rebecca said...

thank you for this beatific offering of motherlove!

Paula Scott said...

It is hard to believe that it is a tapestry-as it is so exquisite and detailed. I agree-it must've taken a long time to complete and truly an act of love.