Thursday, October 28, 2010

November Home Altars

We're just about to celebrate the Feast of All Saints, so this piece showing the Holy Trinity surrounded by Saints filling heaven would be a great addition to your home altar. (Extra points to those of you who can identify any of the Saints pictured.)

If you'd like something that includes purgatory, you might want to try one of these. This one by Giovanni Crespi depicts a soul being released from purgatory because of prayers offered by those on earth. What a beautiful reminder to all of us!
You also might want to consider simply placing family photos on your prayer table as a reminder to pray for the souls of those who have died and to also pray for those still living as you work to finish the race.


April said...
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April said...

Oh! I've always wondered who is in that painting and never found a file size big enough to find out. I see St. Agnes, St. Dorothy and St. Catherine of Alexandria at the top with the other virgin martyrs. And Moses and David opposite them. The people at the bottom are a little tougher. I'll leave them for someone else.
I also wanted to say: there is a really interesting face veil on the lady saint all the way to the right in red.

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