He was known, doubtless, by his likeness to her

Mary was no mere instrument in God’s dispensation … [Jesus] imbibed, he sucked up her blood and her substance into His Divine Person.  He became man from her, and received her lineaments and her features as the appearance and character under which He should manifest Himself to the world.  He was known, doubtless, by his likeness to her, to be her Son.”

— Blessed John Henry Newman

Painting: La Vierge au lys by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

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