Mary: Impact of Visual Images

In Full of Grace: Encountering Mary in Faith, Art and Life, Judith Dupre writes:

“Through visual representations of events from the lives of Christ and the Virgin, worshipers were transported from temporal, linear time into eternal divine time.”

Do these visual representations have a similar effect today?

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In The Marian Blog, NCR books editor Arthur Jones invites a discussion on envisioning Mary, the mother of Jesus, in 21st-century terms.

Jones has been a Catholic journalist since before the Second Vatican Council. This month, Paulist Press releases his latest book, Mary, a Mother Waiting, Raising the Messiah. Jones describes his book as an exploration of the mother-son relationship of Mary and Jesus during the “hidden years,” until she eases him front and center into his ministry at Cana.

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