The lovely portrayal of Our Lady known as the Kitchen Madonna is a way to bring both peace and grace to a busy routine.
Wives and mothers give of themselves every day as they care for their families, cook, clean, encourage, support, and love. Our Lady, too, was a wife and mother, and as such she has a special and unique patronage for the women called to these roles.
The Kitchen Madonna shows Our Lady in her role as a housewife. She holds in her hands three household implements that illustrate her domestic duties but also have deeper significance.
- A set of keys symbolizes the security of her earthly house, but also her role as the Gate of Heaven, the one who shows us the way to the Father’s House and unlocks the door.
- A kettle illustrates the nourishment of body and soul—a mother is responsible for both!
- A broom shows cleanliness not just of rooms and floors, but also the spiritual cleanliness that Our Lady helps us to achieve and maintain.
Placing a Kitchen Madonna in your kitchen or another space in your home will remind you of Our Lady’s presence and assistance as you go about your daily tasks. This Madonna will also help you remember that every task, offered in a spirit of love and prayer, is a step along the path to holiness. Entrust your work to Our Lady and she will turn it into a continual channel of grace!
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