Saturday, 5 September 2015
Refugees are welcome
The title Our Lady of the Wayside is rendered in Italian as Nostra Signora delle strada - Our Lady of the road, or perhaps, Our Lady of the Streets. There is a chapel with that dedication in the Church of the Gesu in Rome, the home Church of the Jesuits in the city. I expect Pope Francis has that chapel in mind today.
The title commemorates the journeys undertaken by the Virgin Mary to visit her cousin Elizabeth, and into exile in Egypt.
It seems a fitting dedication for these days in Europe.
My own statue: