Friday, April 12, 2013

Pieta' at Retreat Center

Pieta' by Michelangelo
All this week all the priests were on Retreat at the Powell Butte Retreat Center in Central Oregon. For this reason I could not post any photos during the past 4 days, but now we're back on track with reflections and pictures to embellish each post. This photo is actually a picture I took in the retreat center of the image of the Pieta' by Michelangelo. It is of course a replica, but a beautiful image nonetheless, mounted on a plaque. Incidentally April is the only month that the Blessed Mother does not feature in any liturgical feast, although the Pieta' or the Sorrowful Mother is frequently remembered on the Friday before Good Friday, which frequently falls in April. However this year another feast was transposed to April, which is the feast of the Annunciation, from March 25 (which was Holy Week) to this past Monday April 8. And of course the whole month of May is dedicated to Mary, as we crown her with flowers and say the Rosary daily in her honor.

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