December 11, 2015

Servant and Steward: An Illuminated Manuscript With a Tender Image of the Birth of Christ

From Father Daren Zehnle's blog, Servant and Steward, comes this:
One of the things that strikes modern viewers of medieval illuminated manuscripts is the range of emotions displayed in them in many of the images found in them. This is partly why I enjoy them so much.
You will find images of knights fighting snails, rabbits hunting humans, strange creatures of all sorts doing things that cannot quite be determined, husbands mourning their dead wive, mothers grieving their dead infants, and anything and everything in between.
Yesterday Sarah Peverley shared a particularly tender and lovely depiction of the Birth of Jesus housed in the British Library:

To all Big C Catholics readers: May this season of Advent draw you closer to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. [If you missed it, check out our profile of Fr. Zehnle's excellent website.]

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