Easter Sunday Year B
Sunday 4th April 2021

Image supplied by Sr Cecilia Prest mfic

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 painting by Arthur Hughes is a glorious contrast in dark and light with the women coming out of their world of darkness into resurrection light.
  • This painting, The women going to the Sepulchere, by Robert Anning Bell shows the love, devotion and desolation of the women as they come to the tomb.
  • Macha Chmakoff’s Resurrection shows the inbreaking of divine light into a world of grey.
  • This resurrection scene by Denis Maurice glows with light.


  • Temple Grandin
  • A Beautiful Mind The resurrection of John Nash from mental illness.
  • The Secret of Roan Innish A family movie of love and hope.
  • In America A story about facing grief and coming to love life after loss.
  • The Hurricane A story about breaking out of tomb of racial hatred.