The image is a detail of a crucifixion fresco by Fra Angelico, showing Our Lady at the foot of the Cross. She stands looking out towards us, though her right hand points towards her Son on the Cross.

Her gaze invites us into the mystery, and her extraordinary tranquillity reminds us of her ‘Fiat’ to the angel all those years ago, the full extent of which is now revealed.

May she pray for us, and may God bless you this day.