1st Sun Lent B
Sunday 21st February 2021

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


  • In this fresco of Fra Angelico, Jesus remains calm and resolute throughout his temptations (click red text).
  • In contrast in this painting by Henry Copping (click red text) turbulent sufferings rack the face and body of Jesus.
  • Andars Dagmar (click red text) shows Jesus striding determinedly out into the wilderness.
  • In Bernado Campi’s painting Satan seems the most reasonable of creatures as he tempts Jesus (click red text)
  • William Brassey Hole’s painting aims at a realistic representation. Here Jesus wends his way out into the wilderness (click red text)
  • In this panel of Christ in the Wilderness by Harold Wood, we see Jesus struggling and discerning in four different places..


Narnia, the Voyage of the Dawn Trader
Tree of Life
The Firm
Sophie’s Choice