A moving painting: "Virgin of Consolation" by Bouguereau

This is Adolphe-William Bouguereau’s painting “Virgin of Consolation”.

I wept the first time that my eyes fell upon it.

As you can see, the red-eyed mother has lost her son and she has collapsed onto the Blessed Virgin Mary’s lap in exhaustion. The weeping mother’s hands are hardly held together in prayer. The poor mother has nothing left within her.

The Blessed Mother knows the pain of seeing her own Son die before her eyes, so she raises her hands and eyes in prayer to her Son, the Lord of Life. Stunning. It resonates with everything Catholic within me.

It is like a Pieta within a Pieta.

Dei Genetrix, ora pro nobis.

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A moving painting: "Virgin of Consolation" by Bouguereau

This is Adolphe-William Bouguereau’s painting “Virgin of Consolation”.

I wept the first time that my eyes fell upon it.

As you can see, the red-eyed mother has lost her son and she has collapsed onto the Blessed Virgin Mary’s lap in exhaustion. The weeping mother’s hands are hardly held together in prayer. The poor mother has nothing left within her.

The Blessed Mother knows the pain of seeing her own Son die before her eyes, so she raises her hands and eyes in prayer to her Son, the Lord of Life. Stunning. It resonates with everything Catholic within me.

It is like a Pieta within a Pieta.

Dei Genetrix, ora pro nobis.

Download My Book for Free
Thomas Aquinas in 50 Pages
Over 15,000 copies downloaded! This is a quick and easy way to learn the basic philosophy and theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas. The Popes of the last 300 years have endorsed St Thomas Aquinas. Learn more through this accessible resources. Download it for free.