Collection: Lakota Tipi Madonna

ARTIST: Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS


Images of the Madonna and Madonna and Child are among the central icons of Christianity, representing the Madonna or Mary, mother of Jesus, by herself or, rather more often, with her son Jesus. The formula Theotokos ("Mother of God") was adopted officially by the Christian Church at the Council of Ephesus in 431, after some initial resistance and controversy, beginning the period of more than one thousand years when images of Mary were central to Western art.

The Seven Lakota Values, given by the White Buffalo Calf Woman, have also suffered through the loss of language and today's fast paced, technological lifestyle. The values include Praying, Respect, Caring and Compassion, Honesty and Truth, Generosity and Caring, Humility, and Wisdom.