Picture taken in the Grotto of the Lady Mary, Bethlehem
This entry was posted on October 16, 2012 by neitherusenorornament. It was filed under prayer and was tagged with Bethlehem, Vespers.
Stunning photo. The black, white and red of the nuns’ habit seems to somehow be making some kind of point (though what it is, I have no idea). I feel like I’m going on this pilgrimage with you. What “happened” on the stone altar before which the nuns are bowing?
October 16, 2012 at 2:15 am
The sisters had been processing through the grotto whilst singing plainsong chant. I only caught the end of their devotions and am not really sure if the alter had a "special" significance.
October 16, 2012 at 9:35 am
At first, they didn’t look real to me, rather like something from a Breugel painting, ‘Peasant Wedding’. The colours are very similar.
October 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm
It’s a “timeless” scene that was already very well established when Breugel depicted his scenes from life..
October 16, 2012 at 10:17 pm
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