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I can be exceedingly dense – the great museums of the world are filled with just such guides to prayer.
That’s what they were created for – not just to make us feel cultured.
They remind us that She is our mother, and Jesus’ mother, and the right response is reverence.
While I understood the importance of venerating Mary, I struggled with the concept of giving material gifts to an artistic representation of her.
So, on Sunday morning, on Pope’s last day in the United States, after Mass in my neighborhood church in Washington, D. I’d previously noticed older women, mostly Filipinas, do it, so I knew where to go.
I knelt down before the statue of Mary holding the child Jesus and peered up at her.
Expecting to see nothing but cold white Plaster of Paris, I was startled to see that she was looking right at me, with a motherly, caring expression and with her free hand open as if in invitation. These images created by artists are meant to startle us, and stir our imagination so that we can properly contemplate Mary as our mother.
You may have noticed that during his visit to the United States, whenever Pope Francis set foot in a church — before he did anything else — he carried a bouquet or vase of flowers to a side chapel devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
His entourage of cardinals would cool their heels on the other side of the chapel’s altar rail while the Holy Father placed flowers before the sacred image or statue and silently contemplated her image.