ANOTHER EASTER GIFT FOR YOU – “GETHSEMANE, JESUS LOVES ME!”

ANOTHER EASTER GIFT FOR YOU – “GETHSEMANE, JESUS LOVES ME!”

We saw Easter in art with Swiss artist Eugène Burnand’s “Peter and John run to the Tomb at Dawn” and now I give you another gift, Easter in song. Several unforgettable minutes with an angelic 3-year old who gets it – Gethsemane, the Passion, the Resurrection, Jesus’ love for ME! http://youtu.be/ZWIx24J00Wc

 

Claire Ryann

 

 

HAPPY EASTER OF THE RESURRECTION!

HAPPY EASTER OF THE RESURRECTION!

Three years ago, at an art exhibit at Castel Sant’Angelo entitled Cammino di Pietro (The Path of Peter), I had a very beautiful personal moment when I finally saw one of the paintings I most love in the world, Eugène Burnand’s “Peter and John Run to the Tomb at Dawn.”

Peter and John running to the tomb

It always leaves me breathless! I want to say to Peter and John, “Wait for me!”
Look at those faces – the hope, the uncertainty, expressions that want to believe the resurrection, expressions that say, “Please, Lord, let it be true!”

And their hands – hands that are filled with hope as well.

When I saw this painting for the first time, I felt I knew these Apostles. I was looking at the images of St. Peter and St. John that my mind’s eye had created a long time ago, as child.

Will we look like this someday as we await the Resurrection?!

 

HAPPY EASTER OF THE RESURRECTION!

HAPPY EASTER OF THE RESURRECTION!

My favorite painting ever! This is how I have always pictured Peter and John!  The wonderment, the awe, the trepidation, hoping to see their friend, their teacher, their Rabbi once again but wondering, in a human fashion, how He could rise from the dead!

Peter and John running to the tomb

“The Disciples Peter and John running to the sepulchre on the morning of the Resurrection”- by Eugène Burnand, found at the Musée D’Orsay in Paris.