“Patience, Lord; I’m coming!” symbol of our slow progress toward our eternal destiny, and the hard shell of our bad habits.
First century symbol of the soul in Heaven, our happy and eternal home.
A medieval beast, with the head and talons of an eagle, the body of a lion; is a symbol of the divine and human natures of Christ.
Dogs are usually symbols of fidelity and loyalty; here as an example of medieval sarcasm, the dog is used to symbolize the futile attempts to reject our devotion to Mary or disapprove her role in our redemption.
The second time this symbolism is used, it represents Mary, who without sin, sings the song of our Redemption by her own life.
Peacocks were used in the early church as symbols of eternal life; grapes are always a symbol of the blood of Christ.
A sign of the Resurrection; here the butterfly is taking nectar from the flower of Redemption, Christ Jesus.
A symbol of the Baptized Christian who, like the sunflower, follows the light of the sun. Our Sun of Righteousness is Jesus.
The ox is a symbol of the sacrifice of the old Testament; here a sign of Christ the High Priest, the perfect Victim. It is also used as a symbol of St. luke the Evangelist, chronicler of the infancy.
In john’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims himself the true vine, and we the branch of His nourishing presence. Also a reminder of the Most Precious Blood of Christ.