Happy Mother’s Day!

To American Moms at least (French Moms have to wait until the last Sunday in May.) To celebrate the occasion, here is Titian’s Madonna and Child with Saint Catherine, also known as the Madonna of the Rabbit. Painted in 1530, and the property of the Louvre. A tribute to the Blessed Virgin, maternal love and the beauty of nature in its spring glory.

Enjoy!

PS: and many thanks to the friend who pointed out that the last-Sunday-in-May rule does not apply whenever the Pentecost happens to be that day (which is the case this year.) Then Mother’s Day is celebrated one week later. So in fact this year French Moms have to wait until June 7…

Titian Madonna of the rabbit

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