The Mother of God & The Nativity Through the Eyes of Fra Filippo Lippi


Madonna with Child and two Angels by Filippo Lippi
Madonna with Child and two Angels by Filippo Lippi
Filippino Lippi (Italian, Florentine, probably b. 1457–d. 1504). Madonna and Child, ca. 1485.

Join me as I walk with the Mother of God towards the heart of God because
Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, Most Holy Mother of God  is the True Theotokos, the God Bearer – Dei Genitrix.  

 

 

Adoration of the Shepherds
Adoration of the Shepherds
LIPPI, Fra Filippo Madonna with the Child and Scenes from the Life of St Anne (detail) 1452. Oil on panel. Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence
LIPPI, Fra Filippo Madonna with the Child and Scenes from the Life of St Anne (detail) 1452. Oil on panel. Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

 

Madonna and Child - Fra Filippo Lippi -
Madonna and Child – Fra Filippo Lippi –
File:Fra Filippo Lippi - Madonna and Child
File:Fra Filippo Lippi – Madonna and Child

As we begin this New Year let us accompany the Mother of God in following her Son, and fall deeper in love with our Saviour.

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I want to focus on her vocation as the mother of Jesus; she is the “Theotokos,” the Holy Mother of God. The Church, at the Third Ecumenical Council in 431 AD, bestowed that name upon her emphasizing not only who Mary is but also who Jesus is – fully God and fully man. She was not the mother only of His human side but of God Himself in human form.

Nativity 1467-69
Nativity 1467-69
Adoration of the Magi c. 1445
Adoration of the Magi c. 1445
Filippo Lippi, Madonna col Bambino
Filippo Lippi, Madonna col Bambino
Madonna in the Forest c. 1460
Madonna in the Forest c. 1460
Madonna with Child (Tarquinia Madonna) 1437
Madonna with Child (Tarquinia Madonna) 1437

 

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