Monday, January 20, 2014

Mondays with Mary - shards of beauty


It has been reported that remains of an ancient
culture and peoples have been uncovered
on the continent of Africa.

Many incredibly exciting pieces have been
dug up, some still in very good condition.

From the obvious reverent way in which these relics have been buried,
it is obvious that these, still un-named and unknown,
peoples, considered many, maybe even all,
aspects of ordinary life to be sacred.
It is also obvious that devotion to
a higher ideal was very important to them.

Many of these pieces contain the images of
women, regaled as sacred mother, priestess, teacher,
householder, artist and as holy.

It would also appear that they understood the essence of
the goodness of Life to be represented by radiant Light.

These relics all contain pottery or clay shards of the
image of the Revered Woman and in some
instances various names are sculptured into these
mysterious and mystical shards.

Remnants of an ancient language is still
visible in pieces of scrolls which had become
embedded in these relics.

These relics all contain very precious pieces
of jewels and other treasures
and this shows that these relics
were regarded as extremely important
and valuable to this community and tribe.

Scholars are speculating that these relics
are from an ancient temple, most probably from
the Temple of Mary.

These relics may be the key to a deeper understanding
for a peaceful and wise society!!!

So far six of these relics have been unearthed and I will share
them with you here, on Cloister of the Heart.
These relics are for sale at Her Grace by Devata on

Please return here from 24 January to 15 February and leave
a comment on my entry blog into
Grow your Blog event.
and you may be the recipient of one of these Shards of Beauty.

Here is a peek at another Shard of Beauty

Today is Monday with Mary
You are invited to join in with me and others
and see what the name Mary means to others -
you may be surprised!!

hosted by Rebecca
at Recuerda mi Corazon


  1. Replies
    1. Ave Maria!!!! Dis lekker om jou hier te sien! Laat weet hoe dit gaan <3

  2. your creativity is as divine as your amazing that you have "found"
    these shards of beauty. ♥ ♥ ♥

    PS: I don't think your link is up at Rebecca's

  3. Absolutely beautiful Hettienne. I think you have some divine love guiding your artistic abilities. They are all so awesome.

  4. Hettienne - dropping by from Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party, and SO very happy I did - what an inspiration this blog is - absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Count me as your newest follower - hope you gather in lots of friends on your blogging journey here! Happy Sunday - Tanya

  5. What beautiful collages and shadow boxes you are creating - and I love that you stick with one main theme. beautiful!


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