I love the look on Jesus' face and his cuddling body language in this painting. I want to print and frame some of my favorite mary+jesus portrayals in tiny frames and place them in “sacred places” around the house.
Mother Mary at Lourdes in Southern France. In Mary appeared 18 times to a devout peasant, Bernadette Soubirous, in a grotto near Lourdes. She urged Bernadette to “pray for sinners” and also gave the warning “Penitence!
The rosary is a primary signature of catholic devotion. The word “rosary” means “garland of roses.” The rose is one of the flowers used to symbolize the Virgin Mary, and the prayer of the rosary is very closely associated with her.