“And only where God is seen does life truly begin.
Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is.
We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ.
There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.”
The above was written by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
If I may add just a few lines inspired by his thoughts:
There is nothing more beautiful than to become aware of what Jesus sacrificed for us in order to make us members of His family.
There is nothing more beautiful than when we repent of our sins, implore His mercy, and amend our lives, in love for Him.
There is nothing more beautiful than an innocent child in their mother’s womb and being cared for by a loving parent(s).
A relevant theme: as Americans, regardless of religious creed, we need to remember the sixty million nine hundred and ninety-six thousand, nine hundred and ninety-four abortions, that is, the murder of 60 million, 996 thousand, 994 innocent children, that have been surgically murdered since the Roe vs, Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision of 1/22/1973. This number does not include those abortions that have been chemically induced. The estimate for chemically induced abortions in the United States is approximately 250 million children.
In the United States today one abortion is performed every 20 seconds.
World statistics, which began being tabulated in 1980, total: 1,522,353,500. murdered children.
In the world today one abortion is surgically performed every second.
The source for these statistics is a non partisan reproductive health and family planning organization known as the Guttmacher Institute. These statistics, tabulated minute-by-minute, can be found at: http://www.numberofabortions.com
What can Americans do? Those that are against abortion can do three things: physically protest by legally, prayerfully, and peacefully demonstrating in front of abortion clinics and through legal and peaceful mass demonstrations. Catholic Americans that are unable to do so because of age, employment, or health concerns can prayerfully say the Holy Rosary every day. The Rosary can be found on-line by just entering the title – Holy Land Rosary. This will take you to a number of sites, some contain music, others such as the one (which I find very beautiful in its pace and view of Holy Land sites), linked here, is prayed by a Canadian Catholic priest and his Holy Land Tour group: https://youtu.be/a3Z3Sfp_0bA
You can say a prayerful Glorious, Joyful, Sorrowful, and Luminous Rosary at this site. An entire Mystery of five decades can be prayed in under 20 minutes. Save it to your phone, say it while driving or performing other tasks with the intention of interceding with Jesus and His Blessed Mother to touch the hearts of mothers and medical personnel so they do not proceed with the abortions.
A child or children’s lives depend on our prayers.
God bless your daily efforts to end this Satanic scourge of the world’s children.
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2 thoughts on “Roman Catholic Sacred Art: A Prayer to Accompany The First Theological Theme”
I am interested in licensing the rights to publishing work by Chambers. My company is Roman Inc ., a 56 year old company producing inspirational products, giftware , and Christmas merchandise . We sell several thousand stores in North America and have published some prints and plates including Frances Hook’s work ,The Carpenter.
We well nearly all Catholic and Christian stores in this country. I am the chairman and founder and live in Fl.
Please contact me and advise is rights are available.
I believe that picture may be in the public domain, however, I do not know whether you can use it for your purpose. If it is not in the public domain I would recommend contacting the source of the painting. It is usually provided with the Wikipedia commentary on the painter of the image. You find it when you click on Chambers’ name, and/or the image in Wikipedia – Wikipedia usually then gives you the name of the painter, when it was painted , and other relevant information. Since your business may be a “for profit” company, I would certainly consult an attorney after you find the source of the image and the family’s rights in this matter. Since I am not an attorney, and do not publish anything for profit, I am not competent to give you legal advice.
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