(a shrine in Poland)

  Sleep, my Son. Somewhere there is bread — But I don’t know what we will eat today,
Or how I will care for you.

  Jerzy Harasymowicz, Pieta ze Znamierowic

This pietà reflects on tragic Polish history when, during the occupation of Poland by the Nazis, many people starved; most wondered where they would find a bit of food to sustain them for another day. The artist shows that all around Mary, the birds find nourishment in the thistle seeds, while she finds nothing to feed her Son. The Polish people know that Mary understands their pain, for her life, like theirs, was full of suffering. 

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