This dolomite statue beautifully depicts Mary the Homemaker. This is a unique and refreshing depiction of Mary different from the more traditional depictions of Mary as the Mother of God (Theotokos) and Our Lady. Mary is the busy working mother who all working women and mothers can relate to. This statue is a meaningful Mother’s Day gift, Christmas gift and birthday or anniversary gift.
Mary the Homemaker – A True Labor of Love, Faith, and Hope
This statue of Mary the Homemaker stands 9 inches tall and is made of dolomite stone and resin. The cloistered nuns labored on this statue and finished it by hand in their workshop in their monastery in Western Europe. Each nun prayerfully fulfills a specific task to bring each statue to completion. How, where, and by whom this statue is made ensures that the Mary the Homemaker statue is ”culturally authentic”. This statue is indeed an authentic labor of love, hope and faith!
Mary the Homemaker
Mary is depicted here as a very busy (and undoubtedly somewhat stressed) homemaker and working mother. Balancing a water jug on her head, holding a basket of bread and groceries, and, of course, the baby Jesus as well, this Mary simply does not have enough hours in the day to get everything done. Women in many Third World countries have to walk long distances every day just to fill up their water jugs. Working women in First World countries juggle professional careers and domestic responsibilities like grocery-shopping and cooking. And many, many women the world over raise and care for their children – a full-time job in and of itself which is wonderfully rewarding. Mary the Homemaker, Mary the Working Mother, is indeed a woman that women and working mothers in the 1st century and 21st century can relate to!