Jesse Tree – Day 22: Mary

Today is an exciting day because it’s all about Mary! You know… the Lady who accepted Christ in her life and thus was the one who prompted Christmas in the first place!

Here is the ornament:

It’s Mary! Isn’t she pretty? Click here if you want to crochet your own ornament!

See? It’s Mary! The colors, by the way, were picked by my five-year-old daughter, who apparently has some great color picking choices.

Now, I made an entire book dedicated to the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary (ahem, you can buy the book here), which includes an art devotional dedicated to the Annunciation. So, technically, I could just copy and paste the pictures from my book here.

But… as awesome as those pictures are — and trust me, they are awesome! — I figured I would find even more pictures for you. Because, let’s face it… there are so many beautiful pictures of Mary. 🙂

And so, with no further ado… the scripture readings of the day!

The Annunciation

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Annunciation, by Guido da Siena, c. 1262-79.  Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, United States.
Annunciation, by Guido da Siena, c. 1262-79. Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, United States.
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The Annunciation, by El Greco, c. 1590-1603. Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan.
The Annunciation, by El Greco, c. 1590-1603. Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan.
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Annunciation, by Ludovico Carracci, c. 1603-04. Musei di Strada Nuova, Genoa, Italy.
Annunciation, by Ludovico Carracci, c. 1603-04. Musei di Strada Nuova, Genoa, Italy.
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The Annunciation, by Bernardo Strozzi, c. 1644. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary.
The Annunciation, by Bernardo Strozzi, c. 1644. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary.
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The Annunciation, by Tzanfournaris Emmanuel, c. 1575-1610. Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.
The Annunciation, by Tzanfournaris Emmanuel, c. 1575-1610. Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.
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Mary Meeting Elizabeth, by Domenico Beccafumi, c. 16th century. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Mary Meeting Elizabeth, by Domenico Beccafumi, c. 16th century. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
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The Annunciation, by Sandro Botticelli, c. 1485-92. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, United States.
The Annunciation, by Sandro Botticelli, c. 1485-92. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, United States.

…all right. I admit it. I included one picture from my book, The Joyful Mysteries, in this blog. But, you have to admit, it’s a beautiful one, don’t you think? 🙂

Karina Tabone

Karina Tabone is a wife, mother of four, author, blogger, and lover of Christian artwork. She's the author of the Illustrated Rosary series, which pairs every prayer of the Rosary with beautiful religious artwork. She likes also milkshakes, sunshine, and mystery novels. Follow her on Twitter at @illustr_prayer.

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