Monday, November 24, 2014

Pondering the Annunciation with Art: this Week's Image

This Annunciation greets every visitor to the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels in Assisi. Beneath the figures are key words from the prayer of the Angelic Salutation (better knowns as the "Hail, Mary"): Beneath Gabriel's feet are the words "Ave Maria"; beneath Mary's, what we could say is her identity in God, "Gratia Plena" (the term is used in place of Mary's name in the Gospel of Luke).

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About the image: Photo by Sister Christine Hirsch, FSP.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Pondering the Angelus with Art: this Week's Image

About the image:
The Annunciation, altarpiece in enameled terracotta, Giovanni della Robbia; from the Victoria and Albert Museum (London).

Monday, November 10, 2014

Pondering the Angelus with Art

About the image:
           Augsberg Psalter, Annunciation, mid 13th C. Walters Manuscript W 78.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Pondering the Angelus with Art

In the Cathedral of Verona, Italy, a fourteenth century Annunciation appears in a most fitting place: the ambo from which the Word of God is proclaimed. In its liturgical setting, the bas-relief invites us to hear the Word of God with the attentiveness and availability of Mary.

Photo by Sr Sergia Ballini, FSP.