"All the evil in the world is due to lukewarm Catholics.” Pope Pius V
Beautiful painting! I wonder what all the little a's are there for.
So I looked it up.From Venetian red dot net:"Another fascinating element of this painting are the 15 golden ‘A’s that hang from the thorns of the tree. These represent Ave Maria, the Hail Mary prayer of the rosary. Ave is the reverse of Eva, or Eve—a reminder that Eve’s fall is redeemed through Mary, the new Eve, who is not only the mother of Christ but the intercessor for all mankind."
That is so beautiful and thank you for the research Old Bob. :-)
Oh, you're very welcome!I still have the curiosity streak of a grade-school kid, so I just had to look it up. I'm really glad for search engines!
I know! The internet is good for something... ;-) Really, it's amazing the amount of good Catholic "stuff" there is out there.
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