May 9, 2010

In her heart

This is the companion piece to the stained glass window featuring St. Ignatius of Loyola behind the altar of the chapel of the Loyola Retreat House in the town of Angono in Rizal Province. It is a depiction of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a devotion to Mary which focuses on her interior spiritual life. The 19th verse of the 2nd chapter of the Gospel of Luke, after Mary learns from the angel that she will soon be a mother, sums up the concept well: "And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart." Quite appropriate for a spiritual retreat center.

Immaculate Heart of Mary stained glass window at the Loyola Retreat House


Many countries, including the Philippines, are celebrating Mother's Day today. So, to all mothers: may you have a wonderful day filled with love and joy. And to everybody: no matter how flawed or imperfect our mothers are, they dedicated a large part of their lives to us—please tell them how much you appreciate that in any way you can.

Happy Mother's Day!

22 comments:

pia said...

thank you for sharing this! i love mama mary and this is a beautiful stained glass of her.

ρομπερτ said...

What a great picture that is, wonderful writing as well - one can only be thankfull.

Please have yourself a nice Mother's Day as well.

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Jacob said...

This is a gorgeous piece of stained glass (or should I say "pieces"?)!

And a Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Mother Mary is beautifully depicted in this piece of stained glass art. Happy Mother's Day!

Kaori said...

Mary looks lovely in this stained glass! As the mother of this wonderful blog, I wish you a Happy Mother's Day, Hilda :-D

Manhattan Daily Photo said...

Beautiful picture, happy colors, inspiring writing. Happy Mother's Day! Wishing you a lovely day, Hilda! :)

Leif Hagen said...

What a fantastic stained glass window! Perfect for Sacred Sunday and Mother's Day! My Mother's Day posting will be more geared towards dessert...
Kind regards from EAGAN

Louis la Vache said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, Hilda.

This is a beautiful window and a fine choice for your Mother's Day post!

Luckaa said...

It´s so interesting mosaic!

Gabby said...

It's beautiful! Great Mother's Day post.

Misalyn said...

Interesting piece of stained glass. Happy Mother's Day to you Ms. Hilda.

A blessed Sunday to you my dear.

Dina said...

A beautiful Mother Mary.

Wise advice at the end of your post, Hilda.

Cezar and Léia said...

Such delicate art to honour HER! And great theme for a special day like today!
God bless you!
Cezar

VP said...

Lovely image and post. I'm just going to my mom's and I'll remember your advice. Have a nice Mother Day yourself, Hilda.

brattcat said...

May this be a day to remember and celebrate happy times shared between mother and child.

Sharon said...

This is a stunning stained glass window!

Layrayski said...

Happy mother's day Hilda!

Lucka said...

Beautiful glass window. I love this art.

Joy said...

That's a beautiful stained glass.

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CafebyJW said...

Beautiful stained glass indeed.

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the donG said...

belated happy mother's day. internet was quite unstable the past days,

Lauréole said...

Thanks Hilda for encouraging me on my new blog! you know, I went to Manila a few times many years ago and I will spend some time reading your blog. It might remember me of some of the places I visited.