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we are al called by God - to imitate his love for Mary - as Jesus loves his mother


FIRST CENTURY ICON ROOM - PRAYER

(CARBON DATED 1ST CENTURY) -  Believed to be written by St Luke shortly after the death of Christ. Given many names over the centuries. She holds her hands in the traditional position of intercession / supplication of prayer to God in the first centuries (as seen on the walls of the catacombs.)

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GUDALUPE ROOM
Do not be troubled or weighed down with grief.  Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your Mother?   Are you not under my shadow and protection?  Am I not the fountain of life?   Are you not in the folds of my mantle?  In the crossing of my arms?   Is there anything else you need?' (Words spoken by the Patroness of the Americas -  to Juan Diego on December 

12, 1531) 

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from the heart of Raphael
 
INTERNATIONAL ROOM
Early religious art not only paid homage to events and saints, it also had a purpose, that of visual aids. The masterpiece was not meant to be worshipped like an idol but to give a visual reminder and to teach a people who could not read or did not have access to the media as we do today. 

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Christ - Icon
ICON ROOM
It is believed the Icon is divinely inspired by God. Icons are written (painted) in a style that is timeless. The Artist who is called or inspired becomes the vehicle through which the Holy Spirit works.  The Icon is believed to be a window to the world above.

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Madonna and Child - Whitney
WHITNEY ROOM
The eye and heart of Whitney reveals the artist's awareness of the humaness of Mary and Jesus. These must be some of the most beautiful of contemporary works.  Icons in their own right, they show us a side of Mary and Jesus rarely seen. 

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Madonna with Christ holding rosary
GERMAN MADONNA ROOM

The child, Jesus holds a rosary over his left arm with no dividers and probably made of wooden beads. Rosaries without Pater beads were a traditional rosary form and often pictured this way in icons and pictures of this period and before. 

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  Our vision is to provide the finest handmade rosaries, chaplets and other fine religious art forms for personal worship we can make using the best supplies available.  The Guild believes the work of our hands should give visual Glory to God, therefore for us, the best for you is very, very important.

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