Agnus Dei: The Heart of the Matter

Seeing such places of great beauty give me pause. I stand amazed in the presence of such overwhelming opulence and I try to imagine the people who dedicated their worship of God in such a place. To gather each week around a table that is a vision of heaven on earth, I wonder..would this change…

For Unto Us a Child is Born: Some Thoughts on Advent

Heaven and Earth, Art of Byzantium at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, until March 2, 2014 Since the observance of Advent season is rather new for me, I still need to spend time reflecting on the wisdom of following the seasons of the Liturgical Church Calendar. In our modern time when we feel we…

In God’s Hands: The Witness of Pontius Pilate

Ecce Homo, Antonio Ciseri, 1891, Oil on Canvas,292 X 300 cm, Galleria dell’ Arte Moderna, Florence Italy, Image Courtesy WGA. This painting, by Antonia Ciseri, called “Ecce Homo”, or “Behold the Man” is one of many examples of this scene. Usually an “Ecce Homo” painting will be some sort of representation of Jesus as he is…

This is it! Learning to step into your moment

Annunciation c. 1475 by Andrea Della Robbia, Glazed Terracotta 210 X 210 cm, Chiesa Maggiore La Verna Sanctuary in Tuscany Apennines. Image courtesy Web Gallery of Art Apostles’ Creed: Week Two “I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only son, our Lord, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary.” I remember many years…

My Book

Jennifer Rundlett talks with David Hazard about her new book: My Dancing Day: reflections of the incarnation in art and music