Thursday, April 22, 2010

Antonia Rolls' "Breast-Feeding Madonna"

Antonia Rolls' "Breast-Feeding Madonna" is such a marvelous take on "Maria Lactans" (with her breasts in the right place) that I had to post it here along with a link to the rest of Antonia Rolls' religious art. Of it she says, "My Religious works are full of questions and humour, much of which I think is missing from religion." Here are her biographical details.

Other examples of the type show Mary's breasts located in non-typical places presumably so as to discourage salacious thoughts.


Arielle said...



Email: April 23, 2010

Phone: 541.549.1139

April 28th Fear To Freedom Day

Renewed Hope, Restored Self-worth and Redeemed Joy For Victims

Sisters, Oregon, April 23, 2010-Burdened for so many women that have been crushed with fear from an experience with sexual assault, Rosemary Trible has been speaking across the country about her own dark journey with fear that began in December of 1975. That was when she was violently raped at gunpoint after hosting a television talk show on sexual assault in Richmond, Virginia. In her new book Fear To Freedom (VMI Publishers, February 1, 2010), she shares her passion to walk alongside victims encouraging them that whatever has broken their hearts – whatever has stolen their joy - that the cycle of fear can be broken and that their lost joy can be found again.

As April is recognized as sexual assault month, we would like to make April 28th, Fear to Freedom Day. Rosemary, the wife of former Congressman and Senator Paul Trible (R-VA) says, “I believe we do not have to be trapped by the grip of fear but can find freedom to move from victim to victory. Like bacteria that stays in the dark only grows, but dies when it is brought to the light, it's time to bring this terrible crime into the light and empower women to stand up for the voices of many who have kept this secret deep in their hearts.”

The statistics are frightening – 1 in 6 women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime and 1 in 33 men. Half of those will be 18 years old or younger, and college age women are four times more likely to be raped. However, less then 6% of rapist ever spend a day in jail! Trible states, “I have come to believe, a man who rapes you does not want to destroy you for a day, but destroy you for a lifetime. They place that dagger of fear deep in your heart that continues to haunt you long after the physical pain is gone.”

Calling on our nation, Rosemary asks us to unite on April 28th in saying enough is enough. It is time to offer renewed hope, restored self-worth and redeemed joy for victims. We can uphold one another so that this terrible brokenness does not leave a person in depression, a loss of self-esteem and fear. Rosemary closes by saying, “He (the rapist) wins if we let a sexual assault destroy our lives, but each day we live with joy in our lives, we win. I hope you will join me in “taking back the joy” that has been stolen and help victims to begin their journey from fear to forgiveness to freedom!”


Please help make a difference with us and other groups (such as Young Life, and RAINN-Rape Abuse and Incest National Network) by broadcasting this message or by posting this to a blog on April 28th. We are hoping to gather 100 Fear to Freedom stories of people who have overcome being sexually assaulted and are willing to share with others the healing they received to empower others so that they too can break the chains of fear. This can be done anonymously if you prefer by just giving a first name and city (Jane in Dallas, Texas) and entering your story on the Facebook Fan Page -Fear To Freedom. Also a group has committed to pray for each of these individuals for the month of May.

To learn more about Rosemary Trible visit her website at

To book Rosemary for an interview please contact Rhonda Funk at Bring It On! Communications Phone: 541.549.1139 or Email to:

Jane said...

splendid we have an icon of a breastfeeding madonna in our icon exhibition - these are ratehr better though

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