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I guess I have a weakness for these sort of over-the-top Russian icons. This one is by Viktor Vasnetsov (I adore most everything I’ve seen by him, actually). It’s called The Mother of God with the Infant Christ and it’s found in the apse of the Cathedral of St. Vladimir, Kiev. I found it in the wonderful book Russian Design and the Fine Arts, 1750-1917 by Evgenia Kirichenko.
Victor Vasnetsov. The Virgin and the Child. Detail of fresco, Cathedral of St Vassili, Kiev
"Never be afraid OF LOVING the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did." - St. Maximilian Kolbe
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Margaret Tarrant; I love the idea of Mary doing normal daily activities with Baby Jesus. So sweet. Such a role model to me. ♥
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Nativity of Jesus Christ - Medjugorje WebSite
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Mary & Jesus Cicely Mary Barker (28 June 1895 – 16 February 1973) Jesus Visit Us bit.ly/Tgr7Ce
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“Quem respeita Maria, seja santo ou pecador, não será levado pelo demônio infernal.” - (Santa Catarina de Sena)
♥ love this image/concept/idea of mother and child. Love the religious overtones of Mary and Jesus. A profound image.