Mary and Jesus

Did you know that the oldest-known painting of Mary shows her breastfeeding Jesus? It’s true! It’s at the Catacomb of Priscilla on the Via Salaria in Rome, Italy.

The Earliest fresco of the Virgin Mary, in the...
The Earliest fresco of the Virgin Mary, in the Catacomb of Priscilla from the middle of the 2nd century (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5 replies to “Mary and Jesus

  1. Just yesterday, my sister-in-law was breastfeeding at a rec center pool in her community and was approached and asked to cover up (pools being widely known to promote modest dress). Among her replies was that she was pretty sure Jesus was breastfed.

    1. Indeed she did. The funny thing that came out later was that there was already some kind of La Leche League conference scheduled there sometime in the next few months!

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