Modern Artists Capture the Strength of St. Joseph


St. Joseph was a worker, strong, capable but spiritual enough to see and hear messages from God. He was courageous enough act on those commands even though they went against all common sense.

His young betrothed pregnant yet a virgin?

A move to Egypt, the place of slavery in the minds of the Jews?

How many of us could obey such ludicrous messages?

Modern artists reject sappy images of St. Joseph, choosing to capture a strong, loving man but supported by divine strength.   He was a man married to a beautiful girl, yet he remained celibate even though celibacy was not a virtue to the Jewish people

Salzillo: El sueño de José.

 

 

 

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Michael O’Brien

 

 

 

 

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Wichita’s Catholic cathedral
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Thomas Mars

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Ron DiCianni
Ron DiCianni

connecting with theology is a verb

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Modern Artists Capture the Strength of St. Joseph

  1. This is a really interesting blog about amazing sculpture. Are you aware of Fairfield University’s sculpture of St. Ignatius? Its highly original in concept. I saw it on Jesuitsculpture.com

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