A sublime manifesto. Brief, but no mere trifle. Simultaneously lucid and poetic, Wendy M. Wright’s “Mary and the Catholic Imagination” dips its pen into a desperately needed Sophiastic inkwell.
An excerpt from her introduction:
“I encountered the fascinatingly polymorphous religious symbol and touchingly intimate presence who answers to the name of Mary…She occupies a generous space in the hearts of those who speak tom look to, identify with, implore, honor, and hope in her. In a conceptual world in which sacred presence is powerfully sensed, she is among those presences most poignantly and deeply felt.”
That last line could just as well be applied to this book, a multifaceted, diaphanous gem amongst seemingly countless essays. Wright invites us to cling for dear life to Her image, opening us to “the breath of the spirit to hear the whisper of mercy and conceive of justice in a world where it does not exist.”
This is no touchy feely, Stuart Smalley type of meditation, but a profound, imaginative work of art, which may feed those willing to partake.
2 thoughts on “MARY AND THE CATHOLIC IMAGINATION: AN IMAGINATIVE GEM”
Very well. You are now credited. Good work by the way. You might check the original source under google images, which did not credit you. I merely grabbed the image from there.
The Painting of Mary with the swords you used is by me (Lis Wright Ivec)
It is normal to credit the artist when you use their own copy righted image.
Lis Wright Ivec