“A Virgin A Day” ~ Virgin and Child in A Room

Hans Baldung Grien
ca. 1484, Schwabisch Gmünd, Germany - ca. 1545, Strasbourg, France
School: German
Nuremberg, Germany
Painting, Oil on wood, 48 x 37 cm
The heart is the inner face of your life. The human journey strives to make this inner face beautiful.
It is here that love gathers within you. Love is absolutely vital for a human life.
For love alone can awaken what is divine within you. In love, you grow and come home to your self.
When you learn to love and let yourself be loved, you come home to the hearth of your own spirit.
You are warm and sheltered.”


John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
Mary Did You Know ~ Sung by Clay Aiken


  1. oh noelle...
    thank you for taking me in to the heart of your heart. the words of John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom are perfect and i will record them to read over and over.

    thank you friend for blessing the beginning of december with such utter and profound love!

  2. You are so welcome, rebecca! Blessings to you on this first day of December, rebecca dear.

  3. Love the photo and love your words ~ so 'enlightened' ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor)

  4. What a beautiful choice for today...

  5. Don't you just adore the little mischievous cherubs? Such a wonderful painting to study today!

  6. Wonder~full, both painting and words, I'm feeling at 'home' within and without in my 'blog family' of love.

    Sue x

  7. That is a beautiful painting. I can't imagine something from that long ago. The words are magic and very meaningful. A good post to start the 12 Virgin A Day seriues. Can't wait to see more.


  8. warms and shelters,
    She does,

    xox - eb.

  9. I am fascinated with all the different representations of Mary I see as I travel from blog to blog. This one from Germany is alive with softness and light.

    Lady Light

  10. your heart is beautiful. may it always know love.

    (thank you for your comment - i loved the picture you painted for me :)


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