Friday, November 21, 2014

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord, in the simplicity of my heart
I offer myself to You this day as Your servant for evermore,
for Your homage and for a sacrifice of perpetual praise.  
~Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ, Bk IV, Chapter 9

Detail, The Presentation of the Virgin Mary by Titian (1534-38, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice)

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