Monday, December 19, 2016

Monday WRites 88


Joseph Mulamba-Mandangi, Nativity, 2001
source: Nativity paintings from around the world


AVE AVE AVE
“I am the handmaid of the Lord,” Luke 1:38

If you pause a while,
I’ll tell you a story,
Of the world’s greatest mother;

Conceived with child,
Only for heaven’s glory,
Espoused of God, the father;

“Yes,” without guile
Replied our Mary
Gentle maid, she won God’s favour;

Her faithful style,
We, daily remember,
And sing ave, ave, ave; of her.
AVE AVE AVE 2004 gillena cox



You've heard about the Monday Blues ❧✿❧ well this is Monday WRites (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance or practice eg the rite of afternoon tea).
Welcome to Monday WRites #88, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites



verses



Linking also to
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
Tuesday Platform


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22 comments:

  1. It's the time of year for a good ave or two.

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  2. This is beautiful, Gillena. Truly, she was the world's greatest mother.

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    1. Thanks Sherry, happy you dropped in

      much love...

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  3. Self sacrificing... A role model for all, really.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Margaret

      Much love...

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    1. Happy you dropped by Magaly

      Much love...

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Björn

      Much love...

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  6. And I always think how sad she must have been at the end!

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  7. Happy you dropped in Rosemary

    much love...

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Kerry

      Much love...

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  9. What would we do without mothers? I don't want to know! Hugs!

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  10. The Son of God came by birth to become flesh for us. Thank you for sharing, Gillena. Here's a Merry Christmas wish to you and family.
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  11. A lovely tribute. Merry Christmas, Gillena.

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  12. 🌲 Many happy returns Mary

    much love...

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