I recently was led to and attracted by this fascinating icon laying around in a public space of a nearby convent of the Sisters of the Charity of St. Louis, and they kindly parted with it for a 10 $ donation. “Mary herself … once again leads us back to Christ…” Fascinating.
Besides Christ, the basis of all iconography, no other subject has been more depicted than Mary, the Theotokos (Greek for “Mother of God”, literally “God-Bearer”). It shouldn’t be surprising: no human being resembles Jesus Christ more than His Mother. We can certainly look to her as an example of what it means to be “Christ-like”.
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