This statuette poignantly depicts the Virgin Mother and Child statuette with the baby Jesus. Mary is tending lovingly to her baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes and enfolded in her arms. This statuette will be a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day, a wedding, or a wedding anniversary.
The Virgin Mother and Child – A Selfless Labor of Love, hope, and Faith
This statuette stands 11.8 inches tall and is made of a composite of dolomite stone and resin. Cloistered nuns create and hand-finish the Virgin Mother and Child in their atelier at their monastery in Europe. Each nun prayerfully completes a designated task to ensure completion of each and every statuette. By whom, where and how each statuette is made guarantees that the Virgin Mother and Child statue is ”culturally authentic” as well as a selfless labor of love, hope and faith!
The Virgin Mother and Child – Icon of God’s “Womb-Love”
The Virgin Mother’s love for her baby Jesus reminds us of the love which every mother bears for her own child, and the love which God has for us. In Hebrew, the word rachamim (רחמים) is defined as “bowels, tender mercies, love, and pity.” This is the kind of love which a mother has for the child she has nurtured in her own womb. Rachamim is the plural form of rechem, or “womb”. When used in reference to God, rachamim can be defined as God’s “womb-love” for God’s people: Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. (Isaiah 49:15).