(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love - Used With Permission)
" "In the first place it should be known that if a person is seeking God, his beloved is seeking him much more." — St. John of the Cross

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday Musings - Mary Our Mother

As long as artists breath and ponder the eternal Truths, they will bless us with inspiring and thought-provoking images of our Blessed Mother Mary. Countless portraits of the Virgin Mother can be found on the internet, some by artists still famous centuries after their deaths and others by unknown artisans who put paint to canvass.

How blessed I was to discover yet another image of our Mother - not on the internet or in a magazine - but right in my own parish. Marge Hendry, a local artist and fellow parishioner (an example of whose work I have previously shared), was asked to fill an empty wall space.

With her permission, I am sharing a photograph of the intriguing image she created and which she simply entitles Our Lady with the Child Jesus,

Part of Marge's inspiration for this painting, as reported in the Catholic Sun, "came from watching babies" as they "ran their fingers through their mother's hair".

(Photo©Michael Seagriff)

Since it is difficult to appreciate such a beautiful image from one photograph, I have enclosed two closeups to help you appreciate the beauty of Marge's work.

(Photo©Michael Seagriff)

(Photo©Michael Seagriff)

I am sure this gifted artist would love to know what you think of her portrait and even entertain inquiries about commissioning her to produce some unique art for your parish. If you are inclined to do either or both, you may contact her at marjoriedhendry@yahoo.com  

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