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Sunday 16th January 2022

Image supplied by Sr Kym Harris

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 Wedding Feast of Cana (click red text).

  • In this fresco by Giotto (click red text) Mary and Jesus are at opposite end of the tables, directing the drama, while the guests in the middle are oblivious of what is going on.

  • This painting by David (click red text) is a very formal presentation.

  • In contrast in this painting by Bassano (click red text) the guests look they have enjoyed themselves very much.

  • As they also do with this larger group by Veronese (click red text) do these people look cranky because the wine has run out? The bride and groom seem to be ignoring the problem hoping it would go away.

    • This painting by Australian artist Louis Kahan (click red text) shows a homely happy feast.