Oil on canvas, 19th century. : Museo Regional de Puebla In the month of May of 1839 Doña Gabriela Lois had a serious illness which left her in despair and without any hope of life. She then entrusted herself with all her heart to the Saint of San Salvador who instantly cured her. She gives many thanks to such a great Lord, and God.
I was quick to anger and to shout and argue. This affected my husband and therefore my marriage. I thank the Virgencita of Zapopan, who gave me the idea of channeling my anger into a pair of knitting needles. Now when I feel that I'm getting angry, I run and grab the fabric and start knitting furiously. I have already knitted sweaters and scarves for the whole family and for cats and dogs, and I am still knitting and weaving. Thanks to this, now I can be sweet with my husband and my family.
These pieces are called "Vierge Ouvrante," which roughly translates to "The Opening Virgin." They are also known as "Madonna Shrines." They were popular in the 15th and 16th centuries.The idea behind these is wonderful. "God" - the Eternal - is within each of us, but is only known through Her as She carries the Fount of Life. The mystical symbolism and meaning of these pieces of art are amazing.
Наша лодка налетела на скалы, потому что мы заслушались пением сирены и засмотрелись, как она расчесывает свои прекрасные волосы. Мы чуть было не утонули, но благодаря Пресвятой Деве Сапопанской нам удалось добраться до берега и спасти лодку вместе с уловом. С тех пор мы больше не слушаем песни сирен.