"She is the book of the Word of life. God chose to write out His living Word in her body, and within her womb His son's body took its form. So, too, her heart and life were an open page before the Lord on which He alone wrote, in hidden characters, the message she came to embody for the whole Church: faithful obedience, constancy in love, and singleness of dedication to the service of her son."-Rev. Father John Eudes Bamberger. Medium: Egg Tempera on panel. Dimensions: 11"x17", 1996.
As of May 11, 2002, the icon was purchased by John Rutigliano as a Mother's Day gift for his wife, Dianne Casey-Rutigliano.|