Visions of Mary: The Blue Virgin Window at Chartres

Where do your eyes go first when you look at this image? Look again, which face is drawing you?
Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière

Did you focus on Jesus or Mary? We are all conditioned to interpret reality. We can also learn to look at familiar sites and themes with fresh eyes.

My Prayer
God, You have given me a way to see with my eyes, mind, and emotions. Teach me to live by using all three as I register my first impression–and then seek new perspectives.

Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière

Scriptural Touchstone:
Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth… Luke 3:5 (NRSV) quoting Isaiah 40:4. The first two phrases are written in Latin on the tablet Jesus is holding.

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Invitation to Pray:
God, I want to be able to take in more. Let’s work together to open my eyes, my mind, and my heart. Amen.

Photos:
Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière (Blue Virgin Window) at the Chartres Cathedral. When the red background has been changed to black, it is to help bring your focus to Jesus and Mary. This image is used on the cover of Jill’s newest book–to be released Sept. 12 in the U.S. and at the end of September 2017 in Europe.

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Jill New Book
Author with Visions of Mary

Information about Visions of Mary: Art, Devotion, and Beauty at Chartres Cathedral
Information on praying and pilgrimage at Chartres Cathedral (site by Jill)

Related posts by Jill:
(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
(9) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Halo
(10) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Like Mother, Like Son
(11) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Mary’s Veil
(12) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Who is Looking at Whom?
(13) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Sky Blue
(14) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Beautiful Change
(15) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Angels
(16) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Stars
(17) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Mary’s Message

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Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving Christ as a contemplative minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.

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