Our Lady of Tenderness icon is in the tradition of the Mother
of God Eleusa icons. The Greek word eleusa means "compassionate
one" implying intimacy, gentleness and grace. The Eleusa
image is characterized by the expression of tenderness. The Mother
of God is in a caress with the Child. Their cheeks are touching,
connecting them to each other, while the gesture of the hands
connotes universality. The Virgin offers the Son to man, while
the Son offers the Virgin. Mutuality of intention is the emphasis
of this particular rendition. The angels hold scrolls musically
notated for voice echoing "King of Glory" and "Lord
(This narrative is printed on the back of Note Cards. A copy is included with each plaque.)
The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with you!
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
(This prayer is printed on the back of Prayer Cards only.)
May God be with you during your time of Illness. Wishing
you a speedy recovery.
(This greeting is printed on the inside, right panel of Get Well Cards only.)
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