Images of Mary and Jesus exist all over the world. This Easter Island statue depicts Mary’s enduring relationship with the Holy Spirit who stands on her head.
My prayer response:
Spirit of God, thank You for Your constancy in Mary’s life—and in mine. Your presence is a great comfort, encouragement, and hope.
- The angel said to Mary, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. Luke 1:35
- And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. Matthew 3:16
- Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. Luke 2:25
- Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? Psalm 139:7
Invitation to prayer:
What prayers are emerging from your heart, mind, and body?
Pray them now.
Photos: Catholic Church on Easter Island (Pacific Ocean), including a wooden statue of Mary crowned with feathers, holding Jesus on her shoulder.