After living in Italy for some years in the 1970's I got used to seeing devotion in churches. It wasn't uncommon to see pilgrims like this, prostrate and praying by an altar dedicated to Our Lady. Usually at shrines and places of pilgrimage. It's not often in the USA to see such outward acts. Since it is May the month of Mary, I wanted to post something in her honor. I found this 20 year old oil sketch I had done on canvas paper. It is not the best composition and I'll be the first to admit that.