Universalis

Monday, 8 September 2008

Exeter Cathedral - 1

Last Monday I had a day trip to Exeter, and spent some time in the splendid Norman Cathedral. The Cathedral had a number of lovely banners on display, and here is a photo of one of them. With the rather prominent bullrushes, I wondered whether it was meant to depict Moses, but on closer inspection I could see that it was Our Lord in the arms of his Mother. How appropriate, because today we are celebrating the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary.



Sing we of the blessed Mother
Who received the angel's word,
And obedient to his summons
Bore in love the infant Lord;
Sing we of the joys of Mary
At whose breast that child was fed,
Who is Son of God eternal
And the everlasting Bread.


Happy Feast!

1 comment:

The Epiphany Artist said...

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