Do you know why I like this Icon of Mary of Perpetual Help? Well look closely, what do you see. If you are like everyone else what you see is a Mom, (Mary), holding onto her little boy, (Jesus), who has just broken his saddle. It is a tender picture of Mother and Son, but look in the background you see two angels, left and right. Each of these angels holds in their arms some instrument of Jesus’ death: the Cross and the Nails. See where Jesus is looking, not at his mother but at the angels; looking like any little boy would when something bad might happen. And Mary, she is looking at us, her eyes seem to be implying us to do…..
- The Gift of the Sorrowful Mother (Memoria Passionis) (wheregraceflows.wordpress.com)