One quote, six images, endless food for thought by Ginny Moyer

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Over the years, I’ve come across several great quotations about Mary.  I have to say,  this is one of the best.  If you have the time, read it slowly, and try meditating on each phrase.    I’ve thrown in a few pictures, too, just for all of us visual learners (I may be on summer vacation, but I’m still a teacher).

Enjoy!

[Mary] shows forth the victory of hope over anguish,

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Of fellowship over solitude,

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of peace over anxiety,

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of joy and beauty over boredom and disgust,

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of eternal visions over earthly ones,

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of life over death.

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Credit Where It’s Due:

Quotation by Pope Paul VI from Marialis Cultus (1974)

Images, in order:
1) Holy card, from my own personal collection (I love you, eBay!)
2) The Visitation, Carl Bloch
3) Madonna in Prayer, Sassoferrato
4) Madonna and Child with St. Catherine and a Rabbit, Titian
5) Madonna and Child with St. Martina and St. Agnes, El Greco
6) Madonna and Child, Giulio Romano

Copyright 2010 Ginny Moyer

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About Author

Ginny Kubitz Moyer is a freelance writer, public school teacher, and mother of two young boys. She's also the author of Random MOMents of Grace:Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood and Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on the Mother of God (winner of a 2009 Catholic Press Award). Check out her blog Random Acts of Momness (http://randomactsofmomness.com) for thoughts on faith, parenting, writing, and the occasional ode to Jane Austen.

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