i fucking love renaissance art like i saw this piece today that depicted the virgin’s immaculate conception as a tiny jesus flying in through a window on a collision course with mary’s hoo ha like
LOOK AT HIM GO
Ok usually I don’t comment outside the tags but:
This is not the Immaculate Conception. The Immaculate Conception refers to the conception of Mary by Saint Anne, not the conception of Jesus by Mary. In Catholicism, only an entirely pure vessel would be fit to carry the son of God, so Mary herself could not have been conceived through an actual sex act. Thus, she was miraculously conceived.It’s a common misconception though.
Edit for clarity: Jesus was also immaculately conceived, of course, and that is depicted here. It’s just a bit misleading to refer to this as THE Immaculate Conception.
Sorry about myself.