Today is Mary's feast day. Catholics believe that Mary is the only person (other than her Son) to be born without 'original sin' and the feast of the Immaculate Conception honors that.
During a trip to Italy years ago I took many photos of the beautiful Madonnas that adorn churches everywhere. Mary is a favorite and revered subject for art work in many countries, Italy is no exception, of course.
Mary is everywhere in Italy and artists over the centuries have depicted her in all media. Here are some of my favorite Madonnas.
I have been enjoying a lovely blog called Recuerda Mi Corazon where artists and poets are sharing their Virgins during the first 12 days of December (until the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe)
I am sharing my photo collection of Italian Madonnas with Rebecca today.