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Christian Art Today - Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene

Sterling silver medal, enamelled lettering. Modern

Gospel of 22nd July 2019 - John 20:1-2,11-18

It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. 'They have taken the Lord out of the tomb' she said 'and we don't know where they have put him.'


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London: Exhibition of paintings by Victoria Brenninkmeijer

An exhibition of paintings by Victoria Brenninkmeijer will take place at the Presbytery of Immaculate Conception Church in Mount Street, Mayfair, next month.

Victoria has had a lifelong interest in fine art. When she started Spiritual Direction a few years ago her mentors encouraged her to begin using art as a form of creative contemplation. After taking taking several short courses, V...

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Christian Art Today - The Lord said: Martha, Martha

Christ in the House of Martha and Mary by Henryk Siemiradzki, 1886 © Russian Museum, St Petersburg

Gospel of 21st July 2019 - Luke 10: 38-42

Jesus came to a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. She had a sister called Mary, who sat down at the Lord's feet and listened to him speaking. Now Martha who was distracted with all the serving said, 'Lord, do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do the serving all by myself? Please tell her to help me.' But the...

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Christian Art Today - The Pharisees went out and began to plot against Jesus

The Pharisees and the Herodians Conspire Against Jesus James Tissot (1836-1902) ,  1890 © The Brooklyn Museum, New York

Gospel of 20th July 2019 - Matthew 12: 14-21

The Pharisees went out and began to plot against Jesus, discussing how to destroy him.

Jesus knew this and withdrew from the district. Many followed him and he cured them all, but warned them not to make him known. This was to fulfil the prophecy of Isaiah:

Here is my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved, the favourite of my soul....

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Christian Art Today - 'What I want is mercy not sacrifice'

Mother Theresa and Mahatma Gandhi by Edouardo Kobra (born 1975), Paint and spray paint August 2018 © Kobra, all rights reserved by the artist

Gospel of 19th July 2019 - Matthew 12: 1-8

Jesus took a walk one sabbath day through the cornfields. His disciples were hungry and began to pick ears of corn and eat them. The Pharisees noticed it and said to him, 'Look, your disciples are doing something that is forbidden on the sabbath.' But he said to them, 'Have you not read what David did when he and his followers were hungry - how h...

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Christian Art Today - Shoulder my yoke and learn from me

Oxen Ploughing a Field by George Arthur Hays. 1900 © Avery & Dash Collections, a.r.r.

Gospel of 18th July - Matthew 11: 28-30

Jesus said, 'Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.'

Reflection on the painting

........ A yoke is designed for two animals. Th...

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Christian Art Today - The Son chooses to reveal Him

Father and Son by Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), Stainless steel, aluminium, water and bronze bell 2005 © Installed for Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, Washington, USA

Gospel of 17th July 2019 - Matthew 11: 25-27

Jesus exclaimed, 'I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, just as no one knows the Father except...

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Christian Art Today - Jesus began to reproach the towns

Jesus in the Garden by Adam Abram (born 1976), Oil on Canvas © Adam Abram, all rights reserved

Gospel for 16th July - Matthew 11: 20-24

Jesus began to reproach the towns in which most of his miracles had been worked, because they refused to repent.

'Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. And still, I tell you that it will not go as hard on Judge...

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Christian Art Today - It is not peace I have come to bring, but a sword

The Knife Angel - by Alfie Bradley, Over 100,000 knives, bronze, steel, 2017 © Commissioned by Shropshire's British Ironwork Centre

Gospel of 15th July 2019 - Matthew 10:34 - 11:1

Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: 'Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth: it is not peace I have come to bring, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. A man's enemies will be those of his own household.


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London Oratory Schola releases new recording ahead of US tour

The London Oratory Schola has just released a new recording worldwide: Sacred Treasures of Spain.

The album features some of the most beautiful music from the Spanish renaissance, including works by Victoria, Lobo and Guerrero. Much of the repertoire on both Sacred Treasures of Spain and our previous recording Sacred Treasures of England will be performed on the Schola's forthcoming tour ...

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Christian Art Today - The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan, Aimé-Nicolas Morot (1850-1913), Oil on canvas,  1880 © Musée du Petit Palais, Paris

Gospel of 14th July 2019 - Luke 10: 25-37

There was a lawyer who, to disconcert Jesus, stood up and said to him, 'Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?' He said to him, 'What is written in the Law? What do you read there?' He replied, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yo...

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Christian Art Today - The disciple is not superior to his teacher

The Severe Teacher, by Jan Steen. Oil on panel, 1668 © Private Collection, all rights reserved

Gospel of 13th July 2019 - Matthew 10: 24-33

Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: 'The disciple is not superior to his teacher, nor the slave to his master. It is enough for the disciple that he should grow to be like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, what will they not say of his household?

'Do not be afraid of the...

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Christian Art Today: The Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you

Come Holy Spirit by Lance Brown, Oil on canvas, 2014 © Lance Brown, Painted Christ Performance Art

Gospel of 12th July 2019 - Matthew 10: 16-23

Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: 'Remember, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; so be cunning as serpents and yet as harmless as doves.

'Beware of men: they will hand you over to sanhedrins and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the ...

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RBA Annual Exhibition - free admission for ICN readers

Terry Watts RBA - Above the Dawn Mist

The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) annual exhibition in the Mall Galleries features many beautiful landscapes, capturing all the variations of daylight - from the golden light of autumn, the blazing Mediterranean midday sun, twilight in the garden, to the mist at dawn, the artists have recorded it all. The exhibition is sourced from member artists and through open submission,...

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