Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
SCHWANGERE MARIA - PREGNANT MARY
SCHWANGERE MARIA - PREGNANT MARY (FRAGMENT OF ALTAR WING), 1505, SWISS NATIONAL MUSEUM ZURICH SWITZERLAND
AROUND THE WORLD AND THROUGH THE CENTURIES WITH THE UNBORN
Swiss National Museum - Zurich,Switzerland
Schwangere Maria - Pregnant Mary (Fragment of Altar wing)
Unborn Jesus (detail)
Fragment of an altar wing. Pregnant Mary in a blue dress with a white cape in front of a red background. In the body of Mary the unborn child Jesus is visible. Anonymous painter. Tempera on wood frame: pine wood. 1505. Origin: Cham (ZG), Field Chapel. Dimensions: height 81 cm, width 17.7 cm.
"This divine touch within from within - one can almost envision a Sistine Chapel-like ceiling painting of God, not the Father but the little unborn Son, straining forward and reaching out His tiny finger towards the inner heart of Mary - His mother can almost give shape to God's way of touching each human heart from deep within." Unborn Jesus Our Hope