Is there a special name for those mary statues? The ones youve recently reblogged I mean? I want to research them but its hard to find specifically those when just searching mary statues 😅
They are of Our Lady of (Seven) Sorrows, who may also be called Mater Dolorosa, so try searching that :)
They’re such dramatic/emotional depictions of the Virgin Mary, I love them.
Madonna della Desolata
The statue of Our Lady of Desolation, that is carried around the Puglian town of Canosa on Holy Saturday.
During her procession the desolate Madonna is joined by hundreds of the town’s women, who cover themselves with black veils and walk the streets barefoot, singing mourning songs. In doing so, they join in Mary’s maternal grief and sorrow over her Son, who has been laid to rest in His grave.
Stabat Mater Dolorosa
Madrid - Basílica Pontificia de San Miguel - 130202 113448 By Barcex (Own work) / CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Our Lady of Sorrows
Seven Sorrows of Our Lady
Feast Day September 15 and Friday in Passion Week
Our Lady’s Seven Sorrows has its origin in Christian devotion which finds it fitting to associate her with the Passion of her Son. The Church, commemorating Mary’s suffering, emphasizes her great and courageous love, which caused her to be so closely associated with the work of our Redemption. She was in very truth who, like Judith, faced with the distress and tribulation of her people, spared nothing to save us from ruin. By offering her Son for us, she became our Mother and we became her children.
Madre Pietà dei Massari
The Sorrowful Mother of Massari in Trapani, Sicily. The painting is covered with ex votos and the Arma Christi, or Instruments of the Passion.
During Holy Week the image is carried around the city in procession. Watch a video of last month’s procession here.
Hey guys! Just wanting to catch everyone up and clarify some things.
First off I’m thankful for all the followers out there, and people in general who enjoy learning about new religions, etc. It’s great to learn about people and ideas we’re otherwise unfamiliar with.
That being said, I would like to point out something once again. This blog is run by one individual (myself), and beyond Tumblr I am a very busy person working full-time 5/6 days a week (in the middle of a pandemic no less). So all the posts you see every day are, 99% of the time, just coming out of the queue.
I’m also a human being and so not everything will be perfect. I do not know every detail, historical fact, or story to come out of every single religious tradition there is to know about. I mainly focused on Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, & Buddhism in undergrad a few years ago.
I do my best to read/watch through things before I post them, but of course, I can’t always catch mistakes, typos, or misinformation out there, especially if I’m less familiar with the subject. So if you see something just professionally send me a message about the said issue and I will GLADLY fix it.
To wrap things up, I am finally starting graduate school by the end of the month (Hooray!). I completely intend to keep this blog/queue running as I have been the past five years. I hope to share any new religious knowledge I come across with you all throughout the journey. As always, feel free to reach out to me for any questions or thoughts you may have.