Monday, December 5, 2011

Della Carita Capolavoro - Twelve Days of Mary

Della Carita Capolavoro - Masterpiece of Love

The Madonna and Child are God's supreme truth - Michelangelo

Della Carita Capolavoro

We are blessed with three mothers in the course of life; our biological mother, mother nature, and Mary, our spiritual mother. Mother is a metaphor in the case of nature and of Mary. They are mothers in the sense that they represent a structure that acts in a motherly way; forming, transforming, protecting, instructing, directing and redirecting, warning and initiating. This is an energy in the universe called mother nature and an energy in the soul personified as Mary. The life-giving powers in nature were sacred in ancient times. This referred not only to the physical but to the inner Source that is always alive and and one and the same in the world and the pscyhce. Nature has laws that exert an energy that compels and draws but also accompanies us through the phases of life.

Loved Beyond Measure

Aldobrandesca, a medieval mystic of Siena, when close to death had a vision of Mary with this message : 'Daughters, be obedient to the law of the Mother'.

Spanish Madonna

Mechtild of Magdeburg saw Mary as the spiritual mother of all humankind : 'I suckled the prophets and sages before God was born'.

Our Lady of Lourdes

Juliana of Norwich saw visions of the motherhood of God and also said 'Our Lady is our mother in whom we are all enclosed ..... and our saviour is our mother in whom we are endlessly born ..... To motherhood belong nature, love, wisdom and knowledge, and this is God'

Heart of Power

Allah has chosen you, Mary. He has made you pure above all women - The Koran

Shrine of lost children

You will open the hearing of the wayfarer's heart (fu'aadi min saalikin) because the subtle knowledge of Her is Her proof. Grant us union with Her always and cause us to withdraw from every sensory existence.- Songs of Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib

Inciting love in every heart, you bring forth generation after generation - Prayer to Venus, Mother of Rome, by Lucretius (d 55B.C.)

House of Gold

The Tao is the great mother, empty and yet overflowing, bringing forth the infinite universe. And it is forever inside you - Tao Te Ching

Mary held all these things within her, pondering them in her heart - Luke 2:19

I appreciate each and every one of you reading my heart's sharings and if I do not comment on your Virgin a Day immediately, it is because I am savouring this wonderful journey and am taking my time to visit each and every one who is participating.

I am also participating in the Twelve Days of Mary on my other blog, The Path of Divine Love, if you would like to join me in this pilgrimage.

Join us in these Twelve Days of Mary here

Her blessings to you!
Om shanty


  1. These shrines are the most beautiful treasures♥♥♥

  2. I learned so much from this post, thank you.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  3. absolutely gorgeous hetienne... and wonderful quotes ...

  4. What a spirit filled post this was, Hetienne. I loved all the virgins, the sayings to accompany them, and the music.

  5. Hetienne,
    The shrines are beautiful, but you have offered here, a kind of spiritual walk, a meditative reflection as one moves through these images. At my old church, there is a labyrinth in the front before you enter. Anyone can walk it, and contemplate what they would like to hold and what they need to release as they walk through the maze. Somehow, as I was reading your post, I was reminded of one of those lovely walks and how refreshed I felt at the end.


Thank you for your comments - I read each and every one! I have taken the word verification off - hope it makes it easier