Art The Skull at the Foot of the Cross

The Skull at the Foot of the Cross

The Passion is one of the most important moments to us, as Christians, in the gospel. After all, it is the moment in which Christ offers up Himself as a sacrifice for us! There are a lot of little moments that occur across scripture that foretell of the Passion, a lot of details in all …

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Art Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows

One of the most beautiful devotions — maybe my favorite devotion other than the Rosary — is the Our Lady of Sorrows devotion. It is a devotion that focuses on Jesus through Mary and on the enormous sacrifices and sorrows that both of them  — the New Adam and the New Eve — experienced as …

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Art Salve Regina!

Salve Regina!

Yesterday, a week after the celebration of the Assumption, was the celebration of Mary, the Queen of Heaven! So, in honor of that, I’d figure I would post an intriguing pair of paintings by William-Adolphe Bouguereau that feature the Virgin Mary and Christ together — but in completely different circumstances. The first painting is his Pieta, …

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Art Eclipse!

Eclipse!

Ah, the day of the eclipse! Time to wander outside with goofy goggles and look at the sun! Over here near Seattle, it was only a partial eclipse — 90% of the sun was covered. I had been pessimistic and thought that perhaps I wouldn’t be able to see it at all because of cloud …

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Art The Robe

The Robe

When I first saw this painting, I was stunned with the complexity of the painting. There is just so much going on! There’s the calm serenity of the crucified man on Jesus’ right, the good thief, who is bathed in ethereal light after asking for Jesus to remember him. In contrast, the bad thief on …

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Art Little Moments at the Foot of the Cross

Little Moments at the Foot of the Cross

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but honestly? Medieval religious art can pack so much in a tiny space that perhaps it worth ten thousand words! For instance, look at this picture. At first glance, this appears to be an image of the Crucifixion. After all, the Crucified Christ is at the focal …

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Art Seeing Christ in My Son

Seeing Christ in My Son

Here’s a picture of my son when he was a baby! Wait… whoops, no, that’s definitely Jesus. In fact, it’s a picture of the whole Holy Family! Mary and Joseph are resting for a brief moment while they flee to Egypt to protect Jesus. But, oh my goodness! Jesus looks like my son did when …

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Art Bringing Our Children to the Lord

Bringing Our Children to the Lord

As a mother of an infant, I kind adore this picture. What can I say? Yes, it’s not the best-executed artwork of all time and in many ways the brush strokes are very simplistic. And yet, it is great. Let me explain… As related in Luke 2:22-40, Jesus’ parents bring the infant Jesus to the …

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