The Our Lady of Tenderness icon is an utterly endearing image of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus. The Virgin Mary, known by her ancient title "Theotokos" meaning "God-Bearer" in the Byzantine tradition of this icon, is draped in a dark red-violet outer garment which folds geometrically over a blue-green cap and inner garment. The Christ Child is dressed in white, symbolizing His purity and glory. His precious hands and feet, exposed to our view, remind us that they will one day be perforated with nails. The intimacy and tenderness between Mother and Child is palpable, as is a subtle foreshadowing of their great sacrifices to come. This Our Lady of Tenderness icon is printed by a professional photographer onto transparent museum-quality cotton/satin cloth with archival pigments. The printed cloth is then hand-sewn with reeds to hold the cloth at the top and bottom. Because the reeds are hand-cut, sizes will vary slightly. This iconic image will illlumine beautifully in a window, helping to cultivate the spiritual dispositions of patience, joy, humility, harmony, and love in those who look upon the Blessed Virgin Mary and her Divine Son Jesus.
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