Saturday, May 18, 2013


The painting on this post is one I will also be using on my other blog for the feast of Pentecost.  I love letting this one appear in a large format, so that it crosses the sidebar.  I love seeing it break through boundaries, burst past neat edges.  I can think of nothing more appropriate for this Feast. 

The events of Pentecost did not fit into neat, tidy categories.  Suddenly, the world the apostles had known was bursting at the seams. 

'When the feast of Pentecost came it found them gathered in one place.  Suddenly from up in the sky there came a noise like a strong, driving wind which was heard all through the house where they were seated.  Tongues as of fire appeared; which parted and came to rest on each of them.  All were filled with the Holy Spirit.  They began to express themselves in foreign tongues and make bold proclamation as the Spirit prompted them.'  (Acts 2:1-4)

My prayer for all of us on this feast is that we open our hearts to the Holy Spirit of God.  

May He fill the hearts of His faithful. 

May He cause us to know and love Him. 

May He break through barriers of sin and darkness, and renew the face of the earth.  

Pentecost painting by Jean Restout 


  1. Beautiful painting, Nancy. I love how Our Lady is the focus, and unafraid yet so humble. Hope you had a beautiful Pentecost!
    God bless!