Marc Chagall's paintings are wonderful and "unique". I'm no art-critic, but I love the colors and the Jewish themes he used throughout, like the "loin-cloth" on Our Lord JesusChrist crucified being a "prayer-shawl", called a "tallit", instead of a "regular" loin cloth. I don't know if you know of a Mr. Bob Fishman, who's now a Deacon who had a series on EWTN, "The Jewish Roots of Catholicism"? I learned some of those Jewish words in his very interesting programs. Thanks very much Terry, beautiful art there!!...
I remember when I first made the connection between Passover and the Eucharist and the Crucifixion. I was reading a book by Scott Hahn called "A Father Who Keeps His Promises." I still remember that feeling of wonderment and awe. When I read that book I realized there was no going back to my old life ever again - no more confessions of half truths, no more Communions received in self-justified mortal sin, no more bending the rules. I couldn't do it. That realization changed the course of my life. The thing is - it was always there - but nobody told me! That made me angry - how could they hide this? It should be shouted from the rooftops and whispered in the dark. At least I know now, thanks be to God.
I love Scott Hahn and his work. Your story reminds me of some of the saints and their conversion.
And about the prayer-shawl painted as the loin-cloth in this painting by Marc Chagall being his unique theme to the painting, I remember once reading a private-revelation, perhaps it was the books "The Mystical City of God", of Mary de Agreda, but not certain of that, that in the Crucifixion, the soldiers crucifying Our Lord JesusChrist wanted to and were going to attempt to remove His loin-cloth to further humiliate Him, but when Our Blessed Mother became aware of it, she removed her veil and offered it pleadingly to the brutish soldiers to cover her Son with that instead, which miraculously, they accepted!!.. And so He did not hang there on the cross completely naked, but with the veil of His most beloved mother as a "loin-cloth". Thought to share this that came to mind and because I believe many of the "private revelations" are authentic.
I have devotion to Venerable Maria de Agreda and great esteem for the Mystical City of God. Of all the private revelations I love these the most, after that, those of St. Bridget of Sweden.
That's wonderful you have devotion to her; never met anyone who did. It would be great to pray to her. I learned of the Mystical City of God when one of my brothers-in-law passed-away and left many of his books to my husband. Then I was "checking-them-out" and found them. My mother prayed the fifteen (15) prayers of St. Bridget of Sweden for a whole year, too. I admired her perseverance. And I had thought to let you know, Terry of a thought that "came to mine" a few days ago when you had said you were "out of sorts" or a little "down", discouraged and it is just that I thought you have two (2) great "Bridgets" looking over you and protecting/blessing you, as you had stated awhile back your ancestry was Irish on one side and Swedish on the other. Hence the two (2) st. Bridgets, the one of Ireland and the other from Sweden! Just a thought that came to mind and thought I might share it with you. Alright, enough said!!..>>.....LOL...
*of a thought that "came to mind", (correction)..
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