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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Our Most Blessed Lady of Sorrows

This is one of the most beautiful and most moving paintings I think I have ever seen. Without being the least bit overdone, Fra Angelico has managed to capture most evocatively the holy anguish and exhaustion of the Blessed Mother of Christ after the death of her Son. There is so much love in this painting. It is so real in its sorrow, so strong in its weakness. What a beautiful meditation for Lent!

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