Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A Prayer Request for My Little Angel
I will be thinking of mother and child all day tomorrow, and I won't be able to relax until they are both back home and the whole thing is over! And I plan to ask the Blessed Mother to watch over the two of them and help them through it.
There is nothing more beautiful to witness than the love of a mother for her child, is there? And images of the Blessed Mother and Her Son are especially moving. I love this painting of the Blessed Mother and the Baby Jesus. It's a rather famous painting titled "Madonnina" ("The Little Mother") by Roberto Ferruzzi. It was not originally intended to be a religious painting. Ferruzzi used an 11-year-old girl he saw on the street, and the little brother she was carrying in her arms, as his models. But when it was first publicly exhibited in Venice in 1897, the painting was received by the public as a beautiful image of the Virgin Mary holding her Infant Son. Soon it became known as "The Madonna of the Streets," and Italian immigrants brought copies of it with them when they came to this country. It is the most renowned of Ferruzzi's works.
My Kewpie and her twin Bonny remind me very much of the sweet baby in this painting when they are asleep. Their faces are positively angelic. I pray that the Blessed Mother will keep my little angel safe in Her loving arms all day long tomorrow, especially when she has to be separated from her mommy for the MRI. Please pray for her, too.