Have you ever asked yourself, “What is my soul like?”
Why wait to die to find out? Why not imagine or intuit a sense of the soul within you?
Deep breath in. Deep breath out. Reaching within for the unseen reality of my deepest self.
Invitation to Prayer:
What helps you connect with your soul? Use whatever tools work to do so. If you have no idea, try to look towards God using the eyes of your heart.
To you, O God, I lift up my soul. Psalm 25:1 NRSV
These images are of the soul of Mary being reunited with her Son. They are near the bottom of the Glorification of the Virgin stained glass window at Chartres Cathedral in France (1205-15).
To Understand the Image Better
Mary’s Soul Received by Christ: an explanation of this panel on the University of Pittsburgh Digital Collections Site
Watch A 40-50 second video from inside the Chartres Cathedral (Changes Daily During Lockdown 2020)
Other Posts in this Series
Introduction: Life and Death
Passion & Resurrection Window: Talking about Death
Suffering; Hanging On Before Letting Go; Goodbye
John the Evangelist Window: Considering Our Lives; Possibilities in Times of Grief; Consider This!
Magdalene Window: The Many Faces of Mourning; Grieving, Then and Now; Water: In Life & Death; Resurrection; The Importance of A Face; Welcome As A Blessing
Glorification of the Virgin Window: Dying in Community