This statuette lovingly depicts the Virgin Mother of Mercy with the baby Jesus. Mary and Jesus are cheek to cheek – a most tender and touching image of mother and child. This statuette will be a wonderful gift for a wedding, a wedding anniversary, and, of course, Mother’s Day!
The Virgin Mother of Mercy – A Devoted Labor of Love, hope, and Faith
This statuette of the Virgin Mother of Mercy stands 7.7 inches tall and is composed of dolomite stone and resin. The nuns create and finish by hand each and every statuette in the atelier of their cloistered monastery in Europe. Each nun prayerfully fulfills a designated task to complete each statuette. By whom, how, and where every statuette is made guarantees that the The Virgin Mother of Mercy statue is indeed ”culturally authentic” as well as a most devoted labor of love, hope and faith!
The Virgin Mother of Mercy – Icon of God’s “Womb-Love”
The Virgin Mother of Mercy’s love for her baby Jesus calls to mind the love that every mother has for her own child, and the love which God has for God’s people. In Hebrew, the word Rachamim (רחמים) is a greatly emotion-packed word often used to describe God. Rachamim is defined as “bowels, tender mercies, love, and pity.” This is the love which a mother has for the child she nurtured in her womb. Rachamim is closely associated with rechem , or “womb,” so when used in reference to God, rachamim speaks of 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).