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Mother Mary | Madonna | Fatima

Mother Mary | Madonna | Fatima

Images of the Madonna and the Madonna and Child or Virgin and Child are pictorial or sculptured representations of Mary, Mother of Jesus, either alone, or more frequently, with the infant Jesus. These images are central icons of Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox Christianity where Mary remains a central artistic topic.[1] No image (in either the Western or the Eastern Church) permeates Christian art as the image of Madonna and Child.[2]

While Mary, the Mother of Jesus, may be referred to as “the Madonna” in other contexts, in art the term is applied specifically to an artwork in which Mary, with or without the infant Jesus, is the focus, and central figure of the picture. Mary and the infant Jesus may be surrounded by adoring angels or worshiping saints. Images that have a narrative content, including those of the many scenes which make up the Life of the Virgin, are not correctly referred to as “Madonnas” but are given a title that reflects the scene such as the Annunciation to Mary.

Roman Catholic Mariology is theology concerned with the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ as developed by the Catholic Church. Roman Catholic teachings on the subject have been based on the belief that “The Blessed Virgin, because she is the Mother of God, is believed to hold a certain infinite dignity from the infinite good which is God.”[1][2] Theologically, Roman Catholic Mariology deals with not only her life but also with veneration of her in daily life, prayer, hymns, art (where she has been a favorite topic), music, and architecture in modern and ancient Christianity throughout the ages.

Veneration (Latin veneratio, Greek δουλεία, douleia), or veneration of saints, is a special act of honoring a saint, a person who has been identified as having a high degree of sanctity or holiness.[1] Angels are shown similar veneration in many religions. Philologically, to venerate derives from the Latin verb, venerare, meaning to regard with reverence and respect. Veneration of saints is practiced, formally or informally

Bouguereau The Virgin With Angels

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A depiction of the Annunciation by the 17th Century

A depiction of the Annunciation by the 17th Century Spanish artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. (Wikimedia Commons image)

A depiction of the Annunciation by the 17th Century Spanish artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. (Wikimedia Commons image)

As the deer longs for the source of living water. So to you, Lord, I fly and I’m coming Benziger

As the deer longs for the source of living water. So to you, Lord, I fly and I'm comingBenziger

        As the deer longs for the source of living water. So to you, Lord, I fly and I’m coming Benziger

The Door of Heaven

The Door of Heaven

She has suffered for Jesus

She has suffered for Jesus, and Jesus will carry her in His arms and fill her will abundant graces. Bouasse Lebel 330

She has suffered for Jesus, and Jesus will carry her in His arms and fill her will abundant graces. Bouasse Lebel 330

 

Offered In remission of Sin Color Lithograph Adoration of Blessed Sacrament

Offered in remission of sin color lithograph Adoration of Blessed Sacrament

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