Virgen de la Leche

CHAPEL OF THE VIRGIN MARY MOTHER OF GOD

Virgen de la Leche. Oil-XVIII s.XVIIHolder chapel: La Virgen de la Leche, painted on canvas in an anonymous oil s. XVIII, Collection Gómez-Fos.

This representation of Mary is also known as Virgin Nutricia or nurse, Virgen del Buen Reposo or Our Lady of Bethlehem or the cave of Bethlehem; in an iconographic adveración of the Virgin which is represented in the act of feeding a baby Jesus.

Latin Christendom in the adveración became very popular, under the name “Virgo Lactans”, especially in the final centuries of the Middle Ages. It was used this occasion, Artistic representations, by the Siena School of Trecento (14th century), but soon it spread throughout Western Europe.

So much was demanded iconography, which it was included as a central element of evangelical scenes like the Flight into Egypt, where the household takes an “break” for the child suckle, hence the name “good Rest” o “Virgen del Reposo”

Formerly this chapel that belonged to the lineage of Peramola, He was called “Sam Dionisio t Santa Margarita”, by the magnificent altarpiece depicting the two saints, which it is currently in the bodies of the Cathedral of Valencia.

NTRA. SRA. Milk is patron of Bethlehem, of married couples who want children and mothers with newborns. Family in general. this chapel was inaugurated under the adveración of Mary Mother of God is this day of S. Juan Bautista year 2015.

Mother! Call her strong, strong.

He hears you, sees you in danger perhaps,

and gives you, your Holy Mother Mary,

with the grace of His Son,

and comfort her lap, the tenderness of his touch:

and you will find strength for the new struggle.

(St. Josemaría, Camino 516)

PRAYER OF THE VIRGIN OF THE MILK

Santa Maria, Mother of God, chosen for

form an exemplary family, help me to

choose with the heart and head to my future

spouse, and that leads me to contemplate the

face of your Son.

Mother, Teach us to care for our

marriage, to be good parents, to educate

Christian our children.

That being in our world presence

Jesus Christ alive, manifest all the

beauty of Christian marriage.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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