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"153 Fish" (Mary's Psalter)

Updated: May 10


Watercolor

12”x 9”

(2021)


Simon Peter said to them, “I’m going fishing.” They said to him, “We’ll go with you.” They went out and got into the boat; but that night they caught nothing.

Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, have you any fish?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it and now they were not able to haul it in, for the quantity of fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his clothes, for he was stripped for work, and sprang into the sea. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.

When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish lying on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and although there were so many, the net was not torn.

(John 21: 3-11)

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net which was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind; when it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into vessels but threw away the bad. So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous, and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.

(Matthew 13:47-49)



The Colors:

Pink = Re-birth; Passion (Red) + Purity (White). The initiation into the mystery (Luke 11:1-4) (Matthew 6:9-13)

Green = Hope. New Life. The Liturgical Season of Ordinary Time.

Violet = Penance. Sacrifice. Preparation. The Liturgical Seasons of Advent and Lent.

White = Purity. The Liturgical Seasons of Christmas and Easter. Mary’s Joys.

Yellow(Gold) = Light. Joy. Bride of the Holy Spirit. Mother of the Church. Queen of Heaven. Mary’s Glories. (St. Bernadette quote: “I saw a lady dressed in white, she wore a white dress, and equally white veils, a blue belt and a yellow rose on each foot.”)

Red - Passion. Sacrifice. Suffering. Christian Martyrs. Pentecost, The Holy Spirit. Mary’s sufferings.

Black - Death. Suffering. Mourning. (the color used for Good Friday before 1962)

The Symbols:

Fish Body- The Hail Mary prayer. The body of Baptized Christians. (Luke 5: 4-11) (Matthew 28:19)

Fish Shape color - Liturgical season color. The spirit of the Baptized Christian.

Fish Interior color - Vestment color worn by the Catholic Priest at Mass. The soul of the Baptized Christian.

Mary’s Psalter/The Rosary

Crucifix

= The First Prayer

= The Apostle’s Creed

= Our Faith

Pink Rose

= 1 Our Father prayer

= Re-birth

= The initiation into the mystery.

Green Fish

= 1 Hail Mary prayer

= Hope in Christ

= Ordinary Time.

Violet Fish

= 1 Hail Mary Prayer

= Faith in Christ

= Advent & Lent.

White,Yellow(Gold) Fish

= 1 Hail Mary Prayer

= Love for Christ

= Christmas & Easter.

Pink Rose

= 1 Our Father prayer

= Re-birth

= The initiation into the mystery.

Violet Fish

The 1st Joyful Mystery - The Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38)

= 10 Hail Mary Prayers

= Penance, Sacrifice, Preparation

= Advent Season

White Rose

= 1 Our Father prayer

= Purity

= Mary’s Joys

Violet Fish

The 2nd Joyful Mystery - The Visitation (Luke 1:39-56)

= 10 Hail Mary Prayers

= Penance, Sacrifice, Preparation

= Advent Season

White Rose

= 1 Our Father prayer

= Purity

= Mary’s Joys

White, Yellow(Gold) Fish

The 3rd Joyful Mystery - The Nativity (Luke 2:1-20)

= 10 Hail Mary Prayers

= Purity, Light, Joy

= Christmas Season

White Rose

= 1 Our Father prayer

= Purity

= Mary’s Joys

White, Yellow(Gold) Fish

The 4th Joyful Mystery - The Presentation (Luke 2:22-38)

= 10 Hail Mary Prayers

= Purity, Light, Joy

= Christmas Season

White Rose

= 1 Our Father prayer

= Purity

= Mary’s Joys

White,Yellow(Gold) Fish

The 5th Joyful Mystery - The Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41-51)

= 10 Hail Mary Prayers

= Purity, Light, Joy

= Christmas Season

Pink Rose

= 1 Our Father prayer

= Re-birth

= The initiation into the mystery

Violet, Red Fish

The 1st Sorrowful Mystery - The Agony in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-46)

= 10 Hail Mary Prayers

= Penance, Sacrifice, Suffering, Preparation, Passion

= Holy Thursday

Red Rose

= 1 Our Father prayer

= Passion, Sacrifice

= Mary’s sufferings

Black, Red Fish

The 2nd Sorrowful Mystery - The Scourging at the Pillar (John 19:1)

= 10 Hail Mary Prayers

= Passion, Sacrifice, Suffering, Death, Mourning

= Good Friday

Red Rose

= 1 Our Father prayer

= Passion, Sacrifice

= Mary’s sufferings

Black, Red Fish

The 3rd Sorrowful Mystery - The Crowning of Thorns (Matthew 27:29)

= 10 Hail Mary Prayers

= Passion, Sacrifice, Suffering, Death, Mourning

= Good Friday

Red Rose

= 1 Our Father prayer

= Passion, Sacrifice

= Mary’s sufferings.

Black, Red Fish

The 4th Sorrowful Mystery - The Carrying of the Cross (John 19:16-17)

= 10 Hail Mary Prayers

= Passion, Sacrifice, Suffering, Death, Mourning

= Good Friday

Red Rose

= 1 Our Father prayer

= Passion, Sacrifice

= Mary’s sufferings.

Black, Red Fish

The 5th Sorrowful Mystery - The Crucifixion (John 19:18-30)

= 10 Hail Mary Prayers

= Passion, Sacrifice, Suffering, Death, Mourning

= Good Friday

Pink Rose

= 1 Our Father prayer

= Re-birth

= The initiation into the mystery.

White, Yellow(Gold) Fish

The 1st Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection (Mark 16:1-8)

= 10 Hail Mary Prayers

= Purity, Light, Joy

= Easter Season

Yellow(Gold) Rose

= 1 Our Father Prayer

= Light, Joy

= Mary’s Glories

White, Yellow(Gold) Fish

The 2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension (Luke 24:50-52)

= 10 Hail Mary Prayers

= Purity, Light, Joy

= Easter Season

Yellow(Gold) Rose

= 1 Our Father Prayer

= Light, Joy

= Mary’s Glories

Red Fish

The 3rd Glorious Mystery: The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-13)

= 10 Hail Mary Prayers

= Passion

= The Holy Spirit.

= Pentecost

Yellow(Gold) Rose

= 1 Our Father Prayer

= Light, Joy

= Mary’s Glories

Green, White Fish

The 4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption (Psalm 16:10)

= 10 Hail Mary Prayers

= Purity, Hope, New Life

= Ordinary Time

Yellow(Gold )Rose

= 1 Our Father Prayer

= Light, Joy

= Mary’s Glories

White, Yellow(Gold) Fish

The 5th Glorious Mystery - The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Revelation 12:1-2)

= 10 Hail Mary Prayers

= Purity, Light, Joy

= Easter Season

The Miraculous Medal of the Blessed Virgin Mary

= The Hail Holy Queen prayer

= last prayer in the Rosary

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