Saturday, February 03, 2007
I am falling in love with Icons. I just can't help myself. I didn't used to like them. Sure, they had artistic interest, but there is something about them that, of late, has been drawing me inward, giving me some kind of depth of understanding that I cannot possibly explain. I think only another lover of Icons could understand what I mean by this.
I found the one above via Crescat.
I've also fallen in love with the Icon of Our Lady of Perpeutal Help. I'm not sure this one is the original, as there are several versions of it, but I recently read about the meaning and it so captured my heart that I had to find a copy. I did find one of the "descendants" of the original icon, a little cheap version on a piece of wood, but eventually I would like to find a good copy of the original. All are beautiful. All seem to draw me into a far deeper understanding of the mystery of the Incarnation, of Mary's fiat, and of her Motherhood to us all.
Our Lady of Perpeutal Help, pray for us!