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The motif Madonna is a part of: Saint

See also Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit


Madonna, Maria, The Mother of God (Jesus)

Description of this motif: Madonna, Jesus' mother according to the Bible, plays a great role in Catholicism, in which she is worshipped as a saint.

Example :

Everything was strange and new to Rudy – dress, customs, employment, even the language, though his young ear would soon learn to understand that. A comparison between his grandfather's little home and his uncle's domicile greatly favored the latter. The room they lived in was larger; the walls were decorated with chamois heads and brightly polished guns; a painting of the Virgin Mary hung over the door, with fresh Alpine roses and a constantly burning lamp before it.

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