Tuesday, November 18, 2008

*Our Lady of the Aborigines..........November 18



"Let Mary never be far from your lips or heart.
And to obtain the fruit of her prayers,
do not forget the example of her life.
With her support, you will never fall.
Beneath her protection, you will never fear.
Under her guidance, you will never tire.
And with her help, you will reach your heavenly goal."

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

16 comments:

~~JennD.'J.M.J.'~* said...

dear Micki ~
I know you don't usually post other than the cards, but I have nominated you for the coveted Butterfly Award...you can read about it @ my Blog here: http://whitewave39.blogspot.com/ ...to see your name linked...(between you & me, don't worry about the names thing, lol, I just wanted to give notice to the work you do!)
btw, how happy is it that we have our Sacraments banner back, eh? ;)!!!

Anonymous said...

Micki,

I have always enjoyed seeing Our Lord and Our Lady depicted with the color, featured, and garb of the various races and ethnic groups of the world. I had never before seen them portrayed as Australian Aborigines before today.

By the way, I am in favor of the continued use of the word "Aborigine," despite the fact that some people in Australia seem to have gotten away from it. I noticed the avoidance of the word during telecasts from World Youth Day this year.

I just don't know why the "Politically Correct Language Police" insist on finding fault with perfectly harmless terms that we use. Here is an example, relating to a major minority group in the U.S.A.:

It was good for America to stop referring to some people as "n*gg**s (a slur), but I have seen all of the following unnecessary changes in my less than 60 years of life:
from "colored" to "Negro" to "black" to "Afro/African-American" to "people of color." It's 'way past time for us to "get over it."

John

Anonymous said...

Oh ... I forgot to mention that some in Australia are now referring to Aborigines as "the indigenous people."

~~JennD.'J.M.J.'~* said...

hi John ~ I agree wholeheartedly! But may I add that I have always been under the impression that the term "Negro" is actually scientifically correct, isn't it? ...since the Black peoples are classified as "Negroid"? Correct me if I am wrong here, but it was just supposed to be a shorter version of the same word. :) Like you, I don't understand why everyone gets so bent out of shape over a simple name...

Marilena said...

oh i so love that holy card!!!!

Micki said...

Jenn - Thank you Jenn....I'm glad you understand about my keeping just to the holy cards. Hey, another shout out to you for finding our sidebar favorite :-)

John - Your words say it all..I haven't anything to add to it. I agree!

Marilena - Glad you keep stopping by and commenting.

~~JennD.'J.M.J.'~* said...

lol...Mike thought I had the hiccups or something. When I first found it, I think I let out a small squeal, or something...
I hope we never lose it again!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, Jenn. Our English words, "negroid" and "negro," are derived from the Latin word for "black" (niger) -- by way of its successor Romance languages, Italian (black = nero) and Spanish (black = negro).

Irene said...

Anonymous -- We will get over it when we stop distinguishing -- and not before -- you know, when all peoples have parity.

I have no trouble understanding why blacks resent being seen as nothing but their skin color.

Irene said...

Micki -- by the way, I like the card.

Micki said...

Irene - Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Always interesting to hear others words. Glad you like the card.

Anonymous said...

Our Lady was of Jewish origin. Why change her? why would some one want to put a white face onto martin Luther King, or a yellow face onto the Pope? They are what they are. why can't they be accepted as they Truly are?

Michael Jackson come to mind?

Micki said...

Anonymous - I guess that's a question to ask the artist. I have holy cards with Jesus as an Indian, a black man, etc. I guess each nationality pictures Mary, Jesu. etc. as someone like themselves. But as I said, it's up to the artist.

Anonymous said...

I have seen the original of this one! It's enshrined in our cathedral :)

Lexy said...
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Micki said...

Anonymous - How fortunate you are to have the original to see whenever you want. Give her my love.
Micki