December 7, 2009

Sacred Heart

The crucifix and monstrance which I featured yesterday belongs to one of the side chapels of the Church of the Gesù. It is called the Sacred Heart Chapel, and a stylized image of Jesus showing his pierced heart and hands is displayed prominently near the front entrance of the chapel though lit artificially because there is a small room behind it. This is a very modern representation of the traditional image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for which there is a strong religious devotion in the Philippines. The text on the image is from the Gospel of Saint John, chapter 19 verse 37: They shall look upon Him whom they have pierced.

image of Jesus in the Sacred Heart Chapel of the Ateneo Church of the Gesù

25 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

It's so wonderful!
Thanks dear Hilda, it also brings me sweet memories from my town in Brazil.There is a Sacred Heart of Jesus Church , a sanctuary full of love.
***I hope you have some time to rest and sleep during this week!Take care!
Léia :)

marley said...

Very nice. Its not a stained glass is it?

Jacob said...

There is some beautiful work involved here, and the lighting is perfect. Super image, Hilda!

bARE-eYED sUN said...

luvitt!

thank you so much for posting this one.

:-)

..
.ero

Rambling Round said...

Good job capturing these lines and colors. It look very modern, I think.

ρομπερτ said...

One feels the passion that was involved while creating that beautiful window - impressive photography. A wonderful start into the new week for you all.

bfarr said...

Wonderful capture, Hilda and season appropriate.

Don and Krise said...

It is beautiful Hilda. I do see what you mean by a "modern representation" here also.

Olivier said...

Magnifique ce vitrail, avec cette lumiere douce et chaude qui l'éclaire, j'aime beaucoup.
This beautiful stained glass, with this soft, warm light that illuminates, like a lot.

melanie said...

Magnifique ! L'alliance de l'ancien et du moderne.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Hi Hilda !! Finally i am back after long time.I was bit busy in my friend which lasted for 5 days.This shot is fantastic !! Colors are great..Hope you are all well.Unseen Rajasthan

Birdman said...

Wonderful image.

Jilly said...

What a beautiful work of art. The soft colours, the beautiful glass, the design. I like it very much and those steady eyes. I normally pass by such an image but this is arresting and strong.

Louis la Vache said...

You might enjoy this Gospel Procession at Nôtre-Dame-de-Paris or this Te Deum with Pope Benedict.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

That is really beautiful, a wonderful photo! I love the colors and expression.

Lois said...

That is a very moving image Hilda! It's beautiful.

Bergson said...

This photo is perfect for Christmas

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful piece piece of religious art, modern but quite conventional, and this in the good sense of the term.

workhard said...

Beautiful picture!!!!!!!

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Kaori said...

you're right, this is very modern! almost like the animation in the bible stories :)

Hilda said...

Marley:
I know it's glass, but I'm not sure if it's traditional stained glass or if the artist painted the artwork on the glass.

the donG said...

im not sure what type of art this is but it's nice. it looks a bit italian inspired. not that sure.

Leif Hagen said...

It's truly a heavenly photo of a magnificent stained glass window of Jesus! Awesome!

George said...

What a beautiful image. It is modern, but I really like the colors.

Ellie Vellie said...

Very inspiring. I see mystical reflections in the glass.