Saturday, December 8, 2012

Virgin A Day - Day 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Jean Bellegambe
Saint Anne conceiving the Virgin Mary

Douai, Musée de la Chartreuse

The Immaculate Conception, The Virgin in the Womb

How must Mary have felt to be so special, from the moment of conception.  To be vouchsafed in purity and perfection in order to bear her Son, Our Lord and Savior? 

These mysteries are far more than I can comprehend.  Motherhood of mortals was enough for me. 


Rebecca over at recuerda mi corazon has invited others to join in on her Virgin a Day, Mornings with Mary project, twelve days of sharing Virgin Mary images leading up to her feast day on December 12. 


  1. Beautiful painting ~ of Our Lady ~ very traditional and wonderful tribute for Mary ~ (A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

  2. Love this painting. Loved your special words. Thank you.

  3. What a stunning painting! I love that you are 'the Rosary Lady' I was born on October 7!

  4. I agree wholeheartedly-far more than I can ever begin to comprehend.

  5. I must say that your "prayer" was very moving and the painting is divine. I see Jesus in her womb- happy surprise.
    Thank you.


  6. It's more than any of us can comprehend. That's why it's a mystery!

    Lady of Sorrows

  7. Beautiful painting Shannon! I'm wondering if I should print it out to show my first graders for tomorrow's class? A great image for them! I have the coloring page made by Lacy but I think I may try to print this one too. Advent blessings to you!

  8. I love this painting...and the mystery remains♥

  9. Extraordinary painting. I've never seen it. Mary in the womb. What an inspiring image.