Friday, February 06, 2009

Madonna of the Roses

This is my new favorite painting. Ever. Now, take a moment and listen to the song below while enjoying this image. (You can open a larger version by clicking on it.) It'll be the best eight minutes of your day.

Here are the lyrics (adapted from a devotion called the Angelus):

The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me according to Thy word.

Hail Mary . . .

And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary . . .

Amen, amen, amen.

And that, folks, is why we need more Catholics in the world.

1 comment:

Ashlie said...

Very nice. I really love that song! P.S. you should make all of your posts like that an effort to help me become more cultured. Ok?