March 2nd, 2008

Madonna del "Magnificat" (detail)


We have been a weekend to Limburg, a region in the south of our -tiny- country, a three hour drive. One of the things we did was visiting Kevelaer, a pilgrimage village in Germany. The pilgrimages are all around a little devotional picture from Maria with child. It is February now,  not the pilgrim season. It was cold and windy and there had been an enormous  storm that night. The village was desolate, yet  we liked walking through the empty big squares and churches for the pilgrims. This monk is in one of them. He reminds people to keep silent in the church they enter. The statue stands at the entry from the Beicht Kapelle.