Be praised, Mother of God, by beautiful carnations.
The beauty of a field of carnations
cannot rival the beauty of the Holy Madonna and her Son.

Mieczyslaw Gogacz, Litania Kwiatow do Matki Bozej

The artist depicts the Madonna as a flower. Carnation petals encircle the Holy Mother's head; her dress is like the green stem; her fingers resemble the roots of the plant and are anchored in her Son, the Word, through whom all creation receives its being. The Holy Child wears a robe and cape of earth tones, and He holds nature, in the form of a bird, close to His heart.

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