After three days they found him in the temple,
sitting in the midst of the teachers,
listening to them and asking them questions,
and all who heard him were astounded
at his understanding and his answers.
Giotto, The Arena Chapel Frescoes1305-1306
The Boy Jesus in the Temple
O pure and holy virgin,
how can I find the words to praise your beauty?
The highest heavens cannot contain God whom you carried in your womb.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
You prepared the heart of the Virgin Mary
to be a fitting home for your Holy Spirit.
By her prayers
may we become a more worthy temple of your glory.
From Christian Prayer