29 April 2010

Ecce Agnus Dei

Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

Great to see that the new translation of the Missal is now given it's recognitio by the Holy See. You can read more here. The US bishops’ conference has a great website, here. You can get ahead of the game and spend some time learning the new responses of the people, here.

The 'art' by the way is:

González's painting is a Spanish Caravaggesque work showing naturalism and a touch of sensuality. Without the barely noticeable halo and without the scroll the Saint could easily be taken for a resting shepherd with a sheep lying at his feet like a dog. The text on the scroll is a quotation from the Gospel of John: "Ecce Agnus Dei, qui tollit peccata mundi".

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