Thursday, 25 October 2012
Catholic group to go visit the Tate Museum
The tour will be on the theme of Motherhood.
Father de Malleray will lead the group through the exhibition on Pre-Raphelite Art at the Tate Gallery, London SW1P 4RG, exploring the relation between mothers and children as illustrated in classical art from a Traditional Catholic perspective.
The event is free for all and is open to the public, so all are welcome. They will be meeting inside the hall at Manton Entrance (the side entrance on Atterbury Street) at 1.45pm and the tour is expected to end at 3pm.
No booking needed. Nearest underground: Pimlico.
More info on: www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain.
Why is this important?
Well, the Church and art cannot be separated; just as She cannot be separated from any pursuit of that which as good, true and beautiful. The relationship between mothers and children is just this, for the child the love of their mother is a dim reflection of the love of God; unconditional and eternal. This relationship is exemplified in our Blessed Lord and our Blessed Mother.
Our Lady loved and adored Christ as Lord from the moment He was conceived; then raised Him and loved Him as her son during his earthly life. She fed Him, clothed Him, taught Him and then finally stayed beside Him until the very end even when the Apostles had run, proving herself to be the best of mothers and the first and best of Christians.
Having already given Himself totally for us Our Lord then gave us His mother from the Cross, so that we might have for all eternity His Blessed Mother as our mother and intercessor.
It is in this perspective that we can then look at the dignity and glory of motherhood as reflected in our lives. It's a wonderful subject to ponder.