Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière (9): Halo

Looking at the blue halo surrounding Mary’s head, I long to know God better. There is deep beauty in holiness.

My Prayer:

God, may Your light fill me and radiate out from me.

ChartresNotreDamedelaBelleVerriere

Scriptural Touchstone:

Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see God. Hebrews 12:14 (NRSV)

Invitation to Prayer:

Examine Mary’s halo. What do you notice? What feelings does looking at it bring into your body? What thoughts and questions does it inspire? What prayers are emerging in your mind, heart, body, and imagination? Pray them now.

Chartres Cathedral, France

Photos:
Images of Mary, including the halo representing her holiness, from the twelfth and thirteenth century stained glass window known as Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière at Chartres Cathedral in France.

Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière by Jill K H Geoffrion

Other posts in this series:

(1) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Beauty
(2) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Iconic Love
(3) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Seeing and Being Seen
(4) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Jesus, Mary’s Son
(5) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Jesus’ Message
(6) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: The Holy Spirit
(7) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Queen Mary
(8) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Throne of Wisdom

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