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    the only knowledge I had was from my first communion and confirmation classes. Every year my parents would have us watch the story of Jesus during Christmas and Easter day, which is also how I learned about our faith. Growing up until now the Virgin Mary has been an essential part of our faith. Even though we rarely attended Church we have never missed mass on Easter Sunday, Christmas, and the Virgin Mary’s big day or any other important celebrations. We basically haven’t missed any celebration…

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    The song explains the arrival of an Angel that tells Mary she will conceive baby Jesus. The angel tells her she was specifically chosen for this task because she was significantly privileged. The lesson is rather short but that does not take away from its importance. Although it was not one of my favorite…

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    popular depiction of Pietá were of just Mary and Jesus, but other figures such as John the Apostle, Mary Magdalene, and others were also shown (Pieta). Pietá was so widespread it became the most heart-rending visual expression of the lives of Mary and Jesus, mother and son. The depiction between mother and son…

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    Guanyin Vs Avalokitevara

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    Virgin and Child created c. 1330-1350 CE in the Ile de France or Normandy out of limestone depicts the Virgin Mary holding presumably the baby Jesus on her hip. Guanyin (Avalokitesvara) created c. 960-1368 CE in China, however, is made primarily of wood and depicts an enlightened Bodhisattva named Guanyin or Avalokitesvara. While both works vary in their size, materials, styles, and subjects, their depictions of religious figures celebrates both of the respective religions of Christianity and…

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    unexplainable appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary was the mother of Jesus and was betrothed to Joseph. The Angel Gabriel appeared to her and announced to her that she would bring forth a son and call him Jesus, the promised messiah. She was a virgin, conceived by the power of God through the Holy Spirit. Mary was assumed, body and soul into heaven. The Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our lady of Fatima and Our lady of Lourdes are some of the most famous visitations of Mary and are recognised by…

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    Ide Michelangelo's Pieta

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    The term Pieta means a picture or sculpture of Virgin Mary holding her dead son Jesus after he had been brought down from the cross on her arms or laps. From a historical perspective, this art work was greatly influenced by Michelangelo. Although he was not the inventor of the pieta, he however changed the way it was been presented forever. That is, he changed the usual picture of an old and sad looking virgin Mary and a very dead and lifeless Jesus. To a younger woman who although…

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    Queen Elizabeth I heavily inspired the literary works of many authors during the Elizabethan period; however, she herself was a writer of poems and other compositions. Many of her skills were developed as a young girl while she was educated in an extensive amount of subjects, including multiple languages and rhetoric. As a woman, she composed memorable sonnets, poems, letters, and speeches. Specifically, Elizabeth’s poems reflect her own life and issues that occurred before and during her reign.…

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    their own right over England were disastrous. People were very uncertain of her taking the thrown; however, she completely proved them all wrong. Queen Elizabeth’s reign is remembered for many reasons but two of the more important were the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1587 and the Spanish Armada of 1588. Elizabeth was a very intelligent person. She did not feel with fools lightly and Elizabeth was famous for her temper, which she is said to have inherited from both her mother and…

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    Domenic Ghirlandaio’s Madonna and Child of 1470-75 is a tempera half-length portrait that shared characteristics of paintings commonly displayed in Florentine homes. The painting depicts the Virgin Mary calmly glancing in a downward direction towards her young son, Jesus Christ, who is sitting on her right knee as he uses his head and arm to gesture in an outwards direction. While the Madonna and Child was a central icon in European history, Ghirlandaio’s portrayal nods to both the secular and…

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    First World War ensues, and Dunny finds himself immersed in the fighting in Europe. While in the Third Battle of Ypres, Dunny clears a German machine gun nest, though badly injures his leg. While lying on the ground in peril, Dunny looks up and sees Mary Dempster’s face in that of the Madonna’s “…about ten or twelve feet…” (Davies, 70) above him. Dunny later returns to the battlefield in France to find that fateful statue which brought him the comfort of home in a time of great fear, though…

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