4th Sun Easter
Sunday 22nd April 2018

Image supplied by Rich Broderick

Visual Meditation

Looking at art works or movies is a great way to open ourselves to the meaning of the Gospels. Seeing can bypass our preconceived notions, giving us new vistas of enlightenment. With painting or sculpture one needs to sit quietly and absorb the dynamics of the piece. The drama of movies more easily engages us and offers a way to conversation about the Gospel with other members of your family.

This Sunday's Visual Meditation


The image of Jesus as Good Shepherd has been a favourite since the beginnings of the Church. - There are a number of the earliest images of Jesus (click red text) as the Good Shepherd at this page. For the first few centuries of the church’s history that was how Jesus was represented.
- In this Mosaic at Ravenna Jesus is both Lord and Good Shepherd.
This painting by Bartolome Murillo shows Jesus both as a sweet child with a sheep.
- This is an early print by Denise (click red text).
- This pencil drawing by Ralph Beyer is simplicity itself.
This print by Eric Gill (click red text) also shows what depth of emotion can be achieved with simplicity.
- The traditional stained glass window is at St John’s Anglican Church Ashfield NSW (click red text).


  • Tears of the Sun
  • Hotel Rwanda
  • The Family Man
  • Gandhi