Posts Tagged ‘Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary’

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Friday, August 14th, 2015

A gift from two popes to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception offers a reminder of a gift from God which we should all seek. Near the main altar of the Basilica, pilgrims can see a dramatic mosaic depicting the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The artwork, patterned after the […] [Read more]

The Bodily Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

One of the most beautiful and popular themes of sacred art is that of the Madonna and Child, depicting Mary holding the Infant Jesus in her arms.  A less known image but equally beautiful and touching is the scene, often included in the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin, which shows the Risen Jesus holding the […] [Read more]