Friday, August 9, 2013

Blessed Virgin Mary

Over the years I have nurtured my devotion to Mary by collecting statues of her.  It really happened slowly and by accident.  I would see a statue of her at a tag or garage sale and my heart wouldn't allow me to leave her there.  Some of them are shabby and missing some paint here and there... some of them are like new.  One in particular was given to me by a special old friend (the "Young Mary" sweeping).  I like to look at this one thinking she is working hard passing the time until her Son is born.  They are all beautiful and special to me. Along with my living room curio which is graced with her presence, I have others throughout the house.  I have enough, but if I see Mary at a sale and she looks at me...
  




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4 comments:

Marion said...

What a beautiful collection! I have 3 Mary's, but they're big---one is a yard statue. I also collect Kwan Yin's. I love the female energy of both of them. xo

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Beautiful collection Audrey. I remember loving those statues when I was small. So simple and serene always. xox

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Lovely collection!

Jan said...

It seems so fitting that you would have this collection. It is beautiful and quite special. Thanks for sharing.