2nd Sun Lent
Sunday 28th February 2021

Image supplied by Sr Cecilia Prest 'Sculptured by Light'

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


  • This is a well known painting by Fra Angelico (click red text).
  • In this painting by Carl Earnest Bloch (click red text) notice the cross and thorns in the right hand corner.
  • These two drawings by Matthias Grunewald are preparatory work for a painting. This disciple seems almost lifted up himself. This is another disciple.
  • John Armstrong (click red text)gives a surrealist interpretation of the Transfiguration. These notes on the site give an understanding of his work.
    “During the 1940s, Armstrong developed a new technique. He covered the surface with one single colour and then built up the painting brick by brick, as it were, using short strokes of colour with a square-headed Courbet brush, which allowed the ground to show in between as part of the finished surface. The base colour he first experimented with was black, which expressed the sombre mood of the war. However, the mood in Transfiguration is one of positive energy and hope for the future.”
  • Macha Chmakoff’s _Transfiguration Blue (click red text).


  • Billy Elliot