Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Kitchen Madonna

My parents got me a statue of The Kitchen Madonna for Christmas, which now has a place of honor in my kitchen. The little card that came with it explains the imagery:

Mary was not only the mother of Jesus. She was also a housewife. The utensils she holds are earthy and heavenly symbols.

The Keys: to keep house and home safe. They are also keys to open the door to heaven.

The Kettle: to nourish your body and soul.

The Broom: cleanliness in your home, also your thoughts and deeds.

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