July 13, 2010

Image as Insight: This Realm

Baya Clare, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, blesses us by introducing another artist from her community.

This week's image is a painting entitled "The Banquet." It was painted in 1995 by Ansgar Holmberg CSJ, a member of my community. It seems a hopeful image to contemplate in the midst of all the church scandal, corporate malfeasance, political shenanigans, unnatural disasters and climate change happening these days.

This is the realm of God. This is the vision we're working for. Isn't it?

Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ, is an artist, educator and spiritual director whose artwork has appeared on numerous book covers and websites, as well as in magazines and educational materials. Her work is influenced by contact with Guatemalan and African cultures and by her ministry to those seeking to deepen their spirituality.

"People will come from east and west and north and south,

and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God."
Luke 13:29

1 comment:

claire said...

What a beautiful, beautiful Mandala :-)