An open and willing vessel

“I am the vessel.
The draft is God’s.
And God is the thirsty one.”

Dag Hammarskjold

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Advocata Nostra [our advocate], The oldest icon of Mary in Rome, Italy / The Dominican sisters Convert /
Its origin is traced to ancient Jerusalem and is attributed to the hand of St Luke who painted
it at the request of the Apostles )

[That]A peace would settle over the planet like a velvet coverlet drawn over a sleeping child.
The world would recollect itself and discover itself held in the womb of the Mother of God.
We would be filled with all the fullness of God,
even as we filled the emptiness of the Savior’s heart with ours.

Loretta Ross-Gotta

7 comments on “An open and willing vessel

  1. Oh my gosh!!! What an amazing painting. Her presence filled the room as I gazed into her eyes and that quote sent chills down my spine. Oh what if? what if? I pray that it would come to pass! Love, N 🙂 ❤

  2. Reblogged this on Sacred Touches and commented:
    It’s hard to know which is more stunning here, the painting of Mary or the prayer by Loretta Ross-Gotta! May her invocation be heard and answered, Lord Jesus, our Emmanuel!

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