St. Anne with the Virgin, 15th Century
I wanted to offer an extra post today in honor of mothers and mothering. And I selected the above icon because of something that has troubled me for a long, long time now. I wonder how it affects little girls over the years growing up in the Church that on no occasion in the Bible do people rejoice because a DAUGHTER is born.
Even though the stories about the birth of the Virgin Mary are extra-scriptural legends, at least they portray a mother and child in which the child is a girl.
So, happy Mother's Day all you mothers out there. And to the daughters and sons as well!