Catholic Christian symbolism in art provides a clear graphic illustration which represents people or items of religious significance. What is the definition and the meaning of the Pelican? A Pelican is a large long-winged warm-water seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fish. The Pelican Christian Symbol represents atonement and charity. 'Pelican in her piety' in heraldry and symbolical art, is a representation of a pelican in the act of wounding her breast in order to nourish her young with her blood a practice fabulously attributed to the bird. The pelican cutting open its own breast representsChrist's death on the cross, and the shedding of his blood to revive us and therefore adopted as a symbol of the Redeemer and of charity. An explanation of this is that the pelican's bill has a crimson red tip and the contrast of this red tip against the white breast probably gave rise to the tradition that the bird tore her own breast to feed her young with her blood.
Jessi Kary, AO with artist and Social Animator, Mike Montag and Fr. Dan Lenz, OSB as they “re-create” the beautiful marble altar from St. Ann’s Church in
b) Her anticipatory or demonstrative role (forerunner, announcer ...) with regard to Christ ["she is the dawn,Christ the Rising Sun"] and the Trinity;
c) Her role as luminous and enlightening.
If you are driven upon the rocks of tribulation look to the star, call on Mary;
If you are tossed upon the waves of pride, of ambition, of envy, of rivalry, look to the star, call on Mary.