Tag: Bosch

Advent Art (2) – New Creations

~ In the New Testament, Jesus is sometimes described as “a second Adam”, and Christians as “a new creation”. In the Creation stories of Genesis, something profound is being said. The figure of Adam is “a type of the one to come”. God is Creator, intimately related to all of Creation. “In the beginning was … Continue reading Advent Art (2) – New Creations

The Rule of St. Benedict – The Prologue (7) – The Battle for Goodness

There is a painting by Hieronymus Bosch called The Temptations of St. Anthony, featuring all manner of weird demons of the unconscious drawing the saint away from goodness. You can hardly make him out in the central picture, kneeling, in blue, in prayer, though he is physically alone. And the spiritual life sometimes feels like … Continue reading The Rule of St. Benedict – The Prologue (7) – The Battle for Goodness

From Blindness to Blessedness

  Some animals are born completely blind and utterly dependent on their parents. Though not all people are literally born blind, artists have seen a kind of blindness in the ways that we sometimes think and act... Bruegel - Parable of the Blind Another way some have found to describe this is the idea of … Continue reading From Blindness to Blessedness