In Uptown Charlotte and stopped in to Saint Peter’s for a few moments of quiet- I love this church-
The Virgin Mary–next to Saint Francis of Assisi–was a powerful symbol in our house growing up. My mother had many statues of her tucked here and there-The convent school I attended as a youngster celebrated numerous feast days dedicated to the Virgin-which involved among other things, the wearing of flower crowns and attending mass in a chapel that smelled of lemon oil and incense-One of my very vivid memories doing architectural surveys in some ethnic neighborhoods in the Northeast were the small shrines to her found in many dining room or hallways. To me, she is a potent symbol of hope and love.
Image taken with iPhone 4s and processed with Photo Toaster, Pic-Tap-Go and Snapseed-
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