Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image UPDATED
It took the crowdsearching power of the Internet to track down the artist and the source of this week's Annunciation. Thank you, Anthony Fink, for telling me that this striking modern Annunciation is the work of New York artist Walter Lane, and used on the cover of a book published Deseret Book Company (a Latter Day Saints publishing house).
We rightly admire Muslim neighbors and co-workers who put everything on hold five times a day in answer to the "call to prayer." But Christians have a call to prayer, too! It is the Angelus. Morning, noon and evening we are invited to pause and reaffirm our faith in the Incarnation: The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (Jn. 1:14), because "God so loved the world that he sent his only Son" (Jn. 3:16).