Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Our Lady of Lactivism

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  1. Catholic tradition has a long history of celebrating Our Lady of the Milk. The Shrine of La Leche in St. Augustine is a huge pilgrimage site for infertile women and pregnant and nursing mothers.
    Also, the white drops on thistle (Our Lady's Thistle) were said to be caused by some of her milk dropping onto the flowers when she was nursing Baby Jesus.

    :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing those beautiful images, by the way. A fantastic collection!

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  3. I loved seeing how women's fashions were made to accomodate breastfeeding--for some reason that has always fascinated me.

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  4. And not a Hooter Hider among them!

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  5. Cathy, I did not know about the Shrine of La Leche or the milk thistle. Fascinating!

    By the way, I encourage you all to visit the source of this video at Peaceful Parenting. The whole post is a revelation!

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  6. What I found funny about this video is that several of those pictures are not of Mary/Jesus, I recognized several from my studies in art history and from study in Greek/Roman mythology.

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  7. Anne, I thought the SAME THING about Hooter Hiders!
    Haha!

    I grew up in the Diocese of St. Augustine, so it was a natural pilgrimage for us, for my mom, a mother of nine.
    :)

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