I thought I had nothing for this week's theme but then I remembered that I had photographed a relief on the church of San Tomà of the Madonna della Misericordia (Mother of Mercy). She is Virgin Mary with a cloak, who offers to protect us under her spread out mantle.
A Lover of Venice has a page dedicated to this beautiful representation of Mary, with fabulous images and detailed descriptions of 28 Madonne della Misericordia. Annie, our resident shrine guru, blogged about the church of San Tomà and posted some wonderful photos of the exterior of the church.
Happy weekend to everyone!