Thursday, March 19, 2009

Joseph & Child

For Catholics, today, March 19, is the Solemnity of St. Joseph.

Monsignor Hardiman, the pastor of St. Sebastian Church in the Woodside section of Queens, found this good image to illustrate the day:

This is "St. Joseph and the Child Jesus" by John Collier.

From Monsignor Hardiman:

John Collier is one of my favorite contemporary artists. Consider this wonderful painting of Joseph and the young Jesus. It can really help you, as it did and does me, to begin to get my head around the real people that they were. What elements do you see in the painting that draw your particular interest and contemplation?

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