Tuesday, January 10, 2006

I was thinking of Michael O'brien today, I don't know if you all know who he is (an honest artist), at any rate he sent me some prints of his religious artwork and one was of St. John Vianney. I'm sure it's the most expressive and human portrait of the saint I've ever seen. I would like to publish it on this blog, but I don't have his permission, yet... (another little project; well worth it!). I think it is particularly wonderful to think about this saint after meditating on Michael's image because it shows the serenity, joy and peace of this most humble of saints, and yet one of the most impressive in his commitment to the cross and the call of the priesthood. He loved people--their lives, their sorrows, their joys, their souls.