The Pelican in Her Piety

Medieval bestiaries describe the pelican mother as willingly wounding herself to feed her young with blood when food was scarce. The pelican in her piety is a symbol of self-sacrifice, and naturally, the Passion of Christ.









2 Responses to “The Pelican in Her Piety”

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  2. Trienel Says:

    Can you tell me who to contact to get permission to use the “pelican in her piety” (5th image from the top) on a service site for our group?

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