’Mary and child in Moussages.’
The church of Moussages, a village in the northern Cantal, boasts a romanesque St. Mary and child. In former days the wooden statue was taken to a mountain chapel during the summer transhumance, where it gave the shepherds spiritual relief during their heavy work. After a well traveled life, which has lefts its marks on mother and son, they now enjoy a tranquil life in an alcove in the village church. Photo Mick Palarczyk.