15th September – Seven Sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows BY BRENDA CÁRDENAS has appeared to the mountain dwellers, her grief  engraved where stone softens to clay. Keep your eyes sharp for a dagger. In its hilt, you’ll find her face pressed to the earth’s cheek. Kiss this sacred spot before the rains wash it away like her orphaned feet. Notched heartContinue reading “15th September – Seven Sorrows”

Marian Calendar

    The Marian Calendar[1]  is a day by day month by month recollection of the feast days of the Virgin Mary; Mary the mother of Jesus as recognised by the Catholic church and others. The Marian Calendar was first published in the early  to mid 1600’s  and contains a collection of the pilgrimage sitesContinue reading “Marian Calendar”

Lucifer in Starlight*

Lucifer in Starlight On a starr’d night Prince Lucifer uprose. Tired of his dark dominion swung the fiend Above the rolling ball in cloud part screen’d, Where sinners hugg’d their spectre of repose. Poor prey to his hot fit of pride were those. And now upon his western wing he lean’d, Now his huge bulkContinue reading “Lucifer in Starlight*”

Saccharine Madonnas – Sugar and Spice, is that what the Images of the Madonna is made off ?

Hi, Many Moons ago, in a Galaxy Far Far away- oppss that one has been done before… A few years ago- well last decade, I started to write my PhD, my thesis was titled The Characterisation of Mary the Mother of Jesus, in Contemporary Film,[c. 2000].*     I was/am fascinated by the image of the VirginContinue reading “Saccharine Madonnas – Sugar and Spice, is that what the Images of the Madonna is made off ?”

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