A French ecumenical group that studied Mary suggests that if you are Protestant, it may be helpful to ask Jesus to further introduce you His mother. If you are Catholic or Orthodox, it may be useful to ask Mary to help you know Jesus better.
Jesus, please help me to know your mother in a fuller way.
Then Jesus went down with Mary and Joseph and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart. Luke 2:51 (NRSV)
Invitation to Pray:
Do you want to know Jesus or Mary better? Ask the other to help you do so. Communicate your prayer with your body, mind, heart, voice, or imagination.
These images were all taken from the window of St. Margaret and St. Catherine at Chartres Cathedral in France. The photos of the donors, including Marguerite of Lèves praying, (above, top) is found in the Preface of Visions of Mary: Art, Devotion, and Beauty at Chartres Cathedral (page xxiii).
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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? ; (8) Wrapped in Love