This dolomite plaque beautifully depicts Mary, Working Mother. This a refreshing, but somewhat unusual and certainly different take from the traditional depictions of Mary as the Mother of God (Theotokos) and Our Lady – Mary as the busy working mother. She is someone that even the most moder of women can relate to. This statue will be a great gift for a wedding, a wedding anniversary, and, of course, Mother’s Day!
Mary the Working Mother – A True Labor of Love, Hope and Faith
This plaque of Mary the Homemaker measures 12.5 by 8.5 inches and is composed of dolomite stone and resin. The cloistered sisters created and hand finished this plaque in their monastery workshop in Western Europe. Each sister prayerfully performs a specific task to complete each plaque. How, where, and by whom this statue is made ensures that the Mary, Working Mother plaque is ”culturally authentic”. This plaque is indeed a true labor of love, hope and faith!
Mary the Working Mother
Mary is depicted here as a very busy (and probably somewhat stressed) homemaker and working mother. Holding a jug of water in her left hand and grasping Jesus’ hand with her right hand, this a Mary who does not have enough hours in each day to get everything done! Women in many parts of the world must walk long distances day after day just to draw water for their jugs. Working women in the United States juggle their professional careers and domestic jobs like grocery-shopping, cooking, and housecleaning. And many, many women the world over raise and care for their children – a full-time job in and of itself – a job which is certainly wonderfully rewarding but unfortunately more often not completely uncompensated. Mary the Working Mother, Mary the Homemaker, is indeed a woman that women and working mothers in the 1st century, the 21st century, and every century can relate to!