Our Lady of Sorrows

La Madre Dolorosa

La Madre Dolorosa (Sorrowful Mother) woodcarving by A.Vonn Hartung
La Madre Dolorosa
(Sorrowful Mother)
woodcarving by A.Vonn Hartung

La Madre Dolorosa (Our Sorrowful Mother) is a high-relief wood carving expressing the agony of Jesus through his mother Mary:  the betrayal by Judas, the arrest, torturous scourging, trial, carrying of the cross, crucifixion and death at Golgotha.

She contemplates the seven sorrows of her life, represented by the seven swords piercing her heart.

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