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Monday, August 12, 2013



I actually like both portrayals but Mary surrounded with the individual candles does seem more approachable.


Fran aka Redondowriter

Roz, I find it fascinating when I enter "old" churches how differently each one is. The darkness of those old buildings at first seem dreary and then I think of Pillars of the Earth and am thrown back to what it took to build those giants over decades. The first Mary, though encased in glass, sure has a presence via the camera. The photo takes my breath away. I agree that the second one is more appealing; I often light candles myself when I visit old churches and there's nothing like candlelight to bring out the mystery in me. Thanks for sharing these. Again, so delighted to see you here two days in a row.


dear roz,
such a welcome surprise to have you join us in all our monday revelings. we seem to share so many loves, and inspirations.

"i am drawn to intense spirituality of both people and place - it fills that 'hole in my soul' that we all, I think, possess - but which is filled in different ways for different people." yes, i could not have expressed this yearning more clearly myself. our seekers hearts, the way we all hunger for light, love, compassion. the essence of this resides in every person, all moments, all time. i love to call this "the house of belonging" for seeing with the eyes of love no one is excluded.

your post is gorgeous, we are all so fortunate to have you share mary love from your side of the sea!


Enjoyed your post very much. Love the two portrayols. Thank you.:)


How good to know that not even glass can separate us from the divine!

Laurie Zuckerman

Oh boy!! I had just been reading about Fatima before opening up your blogpost, Roz. Definitely a synchronicity. I am in the middle of making a new altar with a Portuguese Fatima at the center. I love your photos of her altars. Thank you!!


Hi Roz...I really loved reading your thoughts and feelings while comparing the 2 altars...I agree with you. And the prayer votives I love!♥

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