Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Under Her Shadow

A detail in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Vaclav Vaca mural at the Lady altar of St. Michael's Cathedral.

Am I not here, I, who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need anything more?    
  - Our Lady of Guadalupe to Bl. Juan Diego

1 comment:

  1. I will say that the artist captures here something of the terrifying majesty of the angels, that has often been missing in Western representations --- you find it in Fra Angelico, and in many depictions of St. Michael, but otherwise...

    ALTHOUGH this one looks a bit encumbered, with Ecclesia in the crook of one arm and holding his trumpet in the other!