Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

In Fra Angelico's wonderfully understated Annunciation from the San Marco convent, Dominican Saint Peter Martyr seems to be the one peeking through. (The gash in his tonsured head is the clue to his identity; the sign of suffering seems fitting for Holy Week.)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image




This week's Annunciation, from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is a 19th century etching by Richard Ford, British, after the Annunciation by Parmigianino.

Since Palm Sunday this year falls on March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord is moved to Monday of the Second Week of Easter (April 9). Although custom demands that we pray the Regina Coeli in place of the Angelus during the Easter Season, our weekly image will reflect the Solemnity!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

The Annunciation by Pedro Núñez del Valle (circa 1625).

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

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This engraving (rather large at 20" high) is by Dutch artist Jacob Matham, and is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.