Visions of Mary (8): Wrapped in Love

Love is communicated through touch, color, word, symbol, even fabric. Imagine the love baby Jesus felt wrapped up in Mary’s “veil,” held securely next to her warm body and beating heart.

The Sancta Camisa, also known as the Veil of Mary, was given to the Chartres Cathedral in 876.

My prayer
God, Wrap me in Your love! Let me feel You close.

Looking towards the Veil of Mary

Scriptural Touchstone:
“God, Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for in you I put my trust.” Psalm 143:8 (NRSV)

Displaying the Veil in Chartres Cathedral

Invitation to Pray:
Imagine yourself sitting on a bench outside the Chapel of the Heart of Mary in Chartres. Ask to be wrapped in God’s love today. Communicate your prayer with your body, mind, heart, voice, or imagination.

The Heart of Mary Chapel, Chartres Cathedral


These images of the Veil of Mary were all taken at the Chartres Cathedral in France. The photo of the chapel that houses the veil (above) is found in the Preface of Visions of Mary: Art, Devotion, and Beauty at Chartres Cathedral (page xxi).

Look inside Visions of Mary (Introduction and Chapter One)
Available at AmazonParaclete Press, and Barnes and Noble
Interested in buying the book in volume? Contact Sister Estelle at Paraclete Press for pricing options.

The author with Visions of Mary in Chartres. Photo credit: Michelle Campbell

Posts that center on the images shown in Visions of Mary:
(1) The Blue Virgin Window at Chartres; (2) Looking Towards God; (3) Notre Dame de Chartres; (4) An Angel’s Perspective; (5) Mary’s Example; (6) Questioning; (7) Really?


Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving as a contemplative Christian 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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