Praise. Gratitude. Love.

My Teacher/Friend, Adya, is always telling me about her experience in training as a Monk, and one of the techniques she learned involved repeating:

Praise. Gratitude. Love.

When I first saw the statue of the Blessed Mother at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, my eyes immediately filled with tears because in that moment, those were the three words that I felt.

The Blessed Mother is symbolic of Hope for a great many around the world.  She has appeared in many different ways and fashions and it is a great honor to share this picture with you.  Though it is not the statue that drove me to tears, this one made me smile, so I wish to share that bit with you.


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