A couple of years ago I started creating quotation images of the Blessed Mother to share on my blog’s Facebook page during the month of May. I’ve been meaning to gather them into one post, and this month’s CWBN blog hop, with a theme of Mary, My Mother, is the perfect occasion for that.
All the photographs are mine, taken with my iPhone.
This was taken at the grotto at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. My oldest child, Emily, graduated in 2013.
This comes from the grotto at the University of Notre Dame. Our middle son, Teddy, graduated in May 2017. Some day I hope I can return to Lourdes to take some pictures of the original grotto. The ones I took with my little Kodak camera in 1984 aren’t up to my current standards. 😉
This statue is in the flowerbed in front of our house. For some reason, my younger kids think that Mary likes to be decorated with lots and lots of handmade rosaries.
We are not parishioners at All Saints, which is the closest church to our home, but we do enjoy walking there. This statue is in their Marian garden right along the walking trail.
Another shot of our statue, which was originally a housewarming gift when we moved into our second home in December 2001.
The picture in this photograph hangs in the art museum on the Notre Dame campus.
Emily gave me this icon for Christmas a couple of years ago. I can’t even describe how much I love it.
We don’t have that sweet little kitten anymore, but the statue was one of the few things that survived our house fire in 2001. It was far enough away from the house not to suffer any damage.
This hangs on a wall in the student center at Notre Dame.
I took this one in the garden of a downtown Dallas church when I was visiting my sister there.
This picture of Lorelei and William was taken in our church basement many years ago when they were participating in a play during the annual Advent Workshop.
Late summer in my garden.
This statue is also located in the art museum at Notre Dame.
The statue of the Blessed Mother at my own parish, Immaculate Conception, relocated from her usual spot for the annual May Crowning.
A detail from another picture from Notre Dame’s museum.
This is another view of the statue in the Marian garden at All Saints.
I love this picture because of the icicles and snow, which I don’t often get a chance to photograph.
Another shot of Notre Dame’s grotto. Don’t miss it if you ever visit the campus.
And finally, one last look at Our Lady of Spring Hill.
I will update this post as I create new images. Do you have any special quotations about Mary that you would suggest?
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Beautifully, done! I love how we were totally on the same page this month 🙂
I noticed that too! Great minds and all that, right?
I love this post so much – perhaps my favorite quote is the reminder that “Mary is more mother than queen.” Such a profound, beautiful statement.
I may need to delve deeper into that someday. Until then, thank you for this roundup of inspirational pictures with quotes! The pictures drew some solace into this weary heart today. 🤗
I like that one, too–I’ve been praying “Mary, Mother of God, be a mother to me now,” a lot. I’m so glad you liked it!
I haven’t been using those words quite as eloquently, but I’ve been praying the same lately!
This post is AWESOME!! I LOVE That you took all the images yourself!! I am IN love with that All Saints Garden statue!! IN LOVE!!! <3
I live near Stonehill College – another of the Congregation of Holy Cross school – and they also have a replica of the Grotto. IT is so beautiful and peaceful – even if they placed it along the main 'drag' of road lol. This is great Leslie!!
Thank you, Allison! Yes, that is a beautiful statue. I would love to see that Grotto–I was thinking it would be fun to visit as many as possible and take pictures of them all!