Madonna and Child: The fact that Mary was a virgin indicates her character, and not just a lack of sexual experience. When the early Church taught that she was a virgin for her whole life, they were saying that Mary’s special God-given purity included a wholeness that permeated Mary’s whole being. By the end of the second century Mary was referred to as “all holy.”
Statue of Jesus as a young teen. Jesus royalty is symbolized by the richness of his tunic and its high waistband. His prophetic life is symbolized by the forward position of his feet. And Jesus as priest and victim is symbolized by the eucharistic symbols of grapes and wheat.