Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"Him Whom My Heart Loves"

For many Christian traditions, today (July 22) is the feast day or memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene. She was the first evangelist of Christ's Resurrection.

One of the options for the first reading at Mass today is a beautiful passage from Chapter 3 of the Song of Songs that may evoke what Mary Magdalene felt in the garden on Easter Sunday morning:

... I sought him but I did not find him.

I will rise then and go about the city;
in the streets and crossings I will seek
Him whom my heart loves.
I sought him but I did not find him.

The watchmen came upon me
as they made their rounds of the city:
Have you seen him whom my heart loves?

I had hardly left them
when I found him whom my heart loves.


The Anchoress and Fr. Aquinas also have posts for today's memorial.

Regarding the image above: The name of the artist who created the image may be Jesus Martinez Gordo. However, as the Website where I found it is down, I cannot confirm this.

4 comments:

ConcordPastor said...

Here's a link, Paul, confirming Jesus Martinez Gordo as the painter on your post - at least it's a confirmation through comparison. Unfortunately, the blog where I found these other Gordo pieces only identifies him but doesnt link to a better source.

St Edwards Blog said...

Lovely post and good links, plus some good input from CP.

A perfect blog!

Amie D'Antan said...

Greetings!

The artist is definitely He Qi (pronounced "Huh Chee") and not Jesús Martínez Gordo. There are a few different Web sites, including Ephphatha's, which unfortunately misattribute Qi's paintings to Gordo, proving that we can't trust everything we read on the Internet. As far as I can tell, Gordo is not even an artist; at least, I've not been able to find a Web site for him. Here's a link to Qi's Web site, so that all can see he is the true creator of these beautiful paintings: http://www.heqigallery.com/

Blessings and Happy Easter 2010!

Amie D'Antan said...

Greetings!

The artist is definitely He Qi (pronounced "Huh Chee") and not Jesús Martínez Gordo. There are a few different Web sites, including Ephphatha's, which unfortunately misattribute Qi's paintings to Gordo, proving that we can't trust everything we read on the Internet. As far as I can tell, Gordo is not even an artist; at least, I've not been able to find a Web site for him. Here's a link to Qi's Web site, so that all can see he is the true creator of these beautiful paintings: http://www.heqigallery.com/

Blessings and Happy Easter 2010!