Seeing the Virgin: Tricksters Take it to the People
edited: Monday, July 27, 2009
By Regan M. Lee
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Posted: Monday, July 27, 2009
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Images of the Virgin Mary appear, not to institutions and authorities, but to the folk, and, in earthy, ways. . .
. . . images of the BVM continue, and often in the most cartoonish places, which of course, only further marginalizes an already marginalized phenomenon. But maybe this is the point. The Blessed Mother appears to the people; the folk, not the infrastructure, not the institutions of society or law, of science or academia. In fact, she defies authority; the majority of the time even her own church denies her presence by sanctioning believers and refusing to accept the visitations as genuine.