Posts tagged Incarnation

St Ignatius’ Vision of Christ and the Father at La Storta (Detail), Domenichino (1581–1641), c.1622; Los Angeles County Museum of Art

God so loves the world

Christ wants to reveal the Father to us, wants to let us know him. This is the gift of Faith. It is only by this gift that we can come into that relationship of love which knowing God involves.

Encountering Life in the Incarnation.

My thoughts about the Holy Family took me back a few days to the feast of St John the Apostle on 27th December. Time and again we see in John’s writing his struggle to put into words the experience he had of know Jesus. It comes in the prologue to his Gospel and again in […]

Life in Nazareth: Thoughts on the Holy Family.

Yesterday was the celebration of the Holy Family. The readings from the saints was an address by  Pope Paul  VI on the life of the Holy Family’s life at Nazareth. This can be found on last year’s post for this feast. This year, talking about the Holy Family with Neil, I thought about the life […]

Two Pietas

I was very cold by the time our walking tour group arrived at the Neue Wache. It has had various purposes but now houses  a sculpture by artist Kathe Kollwitz called “Mother with her dead son.” A woman, wearing simple clothes cradles her son’s lifeless body. Her face is partly hidden, his obscured by her […]