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Mary: Mother of Mercy

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from http://www.carmelite.org

One of the most popular depictions of Our Lady in Christian Art is to depict her as the "Virgin of Mercy", sheltering a group of people under her outspread cloak. This has been a much loved image in the Carmelite tradition, stressing Mary's intimate role as protector, mother and sister of Carmelites.

As we approach the Jubilee Year of Mercy, now is a good time to ponder Mary as "Mother of Mercy" (as she is called in the Salve Regina prayer).

Here we are pleased to display a number of art works depicting Mary as "Virgin of Mercy" for the Carmelite Family.





















As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven.

 



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