Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Advent ~ Day 10


Mary and Baby Jesus, Art

Rembrandt: The Christmas Story (This story of the birth of Jesus combines text from the Gospels with images by Rembrandt. Lovely.)

Magnificat (Song of Mary) (click on the player at the bottom of this link to hear it sung by my friend Lori)

Luke 1:46-55  Mary’s Song

46 And Mary said
“My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.”


Michelangelo’s Pieta at Saint Peter’s Cathedral (Art History at Khan Academy):


The Divine Comedy by Dante, Paradiso—Canto XXXIII

"Virgin mother, daughter of your Son,
Humbler and higher than all other creatures,
Fixed aim and goal of the eternal plan…”

(At 3:47:00 of the following video)

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