Saturday, April 28, 2012

Feast of St. Louis de Montfort

Replica Pieta at St. Joseph Seminary Yonkers, NY

The original Pieta was on display at The World Fair in 1964. It was at the request of Cardinal Spellman. In order to ensure Michelangelo's master piece could make the trip over seas two replicas were made and shipped ahead of time. One of the replicas adorn the halls of the Seminary in Yonkers. I have spent a lot of time in prayer in front of the Pieta. If you look closely you can tell that Mary's hands seem out of proportion to Jesus' body. The interpretation of this I like the most is She is looking down at her son and seeing his entire life from infancy to the present moment.

"...The Blessed Sacrament is a memorial of the passion and death of Jesus Christ, and (that) by means of it men share in its fruits and work out their salvation."
"...The Holy Rosary, recited with the meditation on the sacred mysteries, is a sacrifice of praise to God for the great gift of our redemption and a holy reminder of the sufferings, death and glory of Jesus Christ,"
- St. Louis de Montfort

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