Some Favorite Sacred Art
The habit of praying with visual imagery will develop our instinct for what is beautiful
—2019-02-18-The Little Oratory (20)
Inspire all teachers and artists to prepare mankind for your kingdom.
—Liturgy of the Hours, Vol. II, pg. 174
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (1510), Raphael (Italian), Fresco, Apostolic Palace, Vatican.
Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament
The Annunciation (1898), Henry Ossawa Tanner (American), Oil on canvas, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.
Maria, Mater Ecclesiae
Maria, Mater Ecclesiae (Mary, Mother of the Church), see Our Lady of Victory Church in Columbus, OH, and the Vatican, cf Witness to Hope 431.
The Virgin with Angels
The Virgin of the Lilies
The Virgin of the Lilies (1899), William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French), Oil on canvas, Private owner.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe (2021), Daniel Mitsui, Color ink on goatskin parchment.
The Childhood of Christ
The Nativity (1891), Gari Melchers (American), Oil on canvas, Gari Melchers Home and Studio.
The Calling of St. Matthew
The Calling of St. Matthew (1599-1600), Caravaggio (Italian), Oil on canvas, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome.
St. Jerome Writing
St. Jerome Writing (1605-6), Caravaggio (Italian), Oil on canvas, Galleria Borghese, Rome.
The Angelus (1857-9), Jean-François Millet (French), Oil on canvas, Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
Interior of the Cathedral of Amiens
Madonna and Child Twitter Thread (search: Mary Twitter Thread)
Joan of Arc with Battle Standard
Joan of Arc with Battle Standard (2019), Saegan Swanson (American), Oil on canvas, private collection.