Observations and reflections about my life in Rome, including the excursions that take me beyond the walls...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
May: The month of Mary
In Catholic tradition the month of May has included special devotions to Mary, the BVM, Blessed Mother, etc. The picture above is of me praying the Hail Mary at the end of Mass when I was 11 years old.
As May comes to an end, I want to share pictures of some of the many street shrines for Mary that are around Rome.
Street shrines are not something unique to Christianity. These shrines are from ancient Pompeii and honor various Roman gods.