Thursday, February 7, 2008


Antonello da Messina
Madonna and Child, c. 1475
National Gallery of Art

I'm the only girl in Washington who sooths the pain of a bad newborn latch by going to gaze at paintings of our Blessed Mother at the National Gallery. Not exactly a solution proposed by the Le Leche Handbook, yet this gorgous image by da Messina healed me. I was inspired to reach deeper into the sacrificial love well and take care of my little one with renewed energy. Keep close to your Blessed Mother today.

Mary, Mother of God, pray for us, that we might become worthy of the promises of Christ.