If God has commanded us to honour our father and mother, I don’t believe Mary ought to be an exception from the rule. If Mary is truly Queen and a special mediator between the Son of God and mankind, it is because it is her God-given role in the Body of Christ.
A brief history of ultramarine. Michelangelo couldn’t afford ultramarine. His painting The Entombment, the story goes, was left unfinished as the result of his failure to procure the prized pigment. Rafael reserved ultramarine for his final coat, preferring for his base layers a common azurite; Vermeer was less parsimonious in his application and proceeded to […]