While looking at Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière, one can imagine her looking right back. I wonder what Mary’s eyes might say to me if we could meet face to face.
Jesus, how did Your mother’s gaze influence you? May the same eyes of love that I share with my sons be seen by others.
See, everyone who uses proverbs will use this proverb about you, “Like mother, like daughter.” Ezekiel 16:44 (NRSV)
Invitation to Prayer:
Imagine that Mary is looking directly into your eyes. Receive her loving gaze. What prayers are emerging in your mind, heart, body, and imagination? Pray them now.
Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière in the twelfth century stained glass window (1180) at Chartres Cathedral, France.
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