The Marie du jour – May 4

The Virgin, weighed
with the Word of God,
comes down the road:
if only you’ll shelter her.

Saint John of the Cross

Detail of Mary and Joseph going to Bethlehem for the census, Portarini Altarpiece Triptych (Left Panel) Hugo van der Goes (Flemish, c. 1440 – 1482) Oil on panel, 1475; Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
Poetry: Christmas Refrain
Copyright © 1991 by Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc.


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