Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Breastfeeding madonna

This icon shows a breastfeeding madonna, which according to this post here is something the Vatican has been trying to promote to put across the idea that Christ was fully human.


Mavis said...

One of the things that most surprised and delighted me in Italy was the number of breast-feeding Madonnas that I came across. Interesting that it is being promoted by teh Vatican.

Mavis said...

It would be nice if the motivation for the promotion was as much to improve child health outcomes as to make a theological point though

Jane said...

Mavis thanks for comments and I absolutely agree that they should be used as ways to help reflect on child health.