2nd Sun Easter B
Sunday 11th April 2021

Image supplied by Mary O'Donnell

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 following paintings are all of Jesus’ meeting with Thomas. Caravaggio’s paintings (click red text) are often confronting. This points to the reality of Christ’s suffering.

  • In this painting by Guercino (click red text) look of love that Jesus bestows on Thomas

  • This 15th Century Russian icon (click red text) is stylised to invite to look beyond the scene into the deeper reality of what Jesus was revealing to Thomas.

  • This painting is by Hanna Cheriyan Varghese (click red text) a Malaysian Christian Artist. If you click the Up button you will enter into a gallery of work on biblical themes which is well work the visit.


  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The Quest to destroy the Ring only succeeds because the faith the various characters have in each other.

  • Da Only after his father’s death, does Charlie appreciate the complexity and richness of his love.