When I arrived in Santiago de Compostela, I was surprised in the Cathedral to see a statue of an expecting Virgin Mary. I don’t recall ever having seen one before. Most usually, we see pictures of Virgin and child. However, I’ve learned there are a number of paintings and statues of the pregnant Madonna.
I wasn’t surprised to learn that during the reformation the Roman Catholic Church attacked these images as indecent. I wonder how many paintings and statues were destroyed. That might explain why I hadn’t seen any.
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