|A Prayer Diary||
Annunciation, Leonardo da Vinci
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they will be filled.
The wind blows where it chooses and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.
Monastery of St. Catherine, Siani
Annunciation, Fra Angelico (1449 ca.)
I will bear witness that the
Lord is righteous,
I will praise the mane of
the Lord Most High.
Convento di San Marco, Florence
Annunciation, Fra Angelico (1432-33)
A voice cries out:
“In the wilderness prepare the
way of the Lord,
make straight in the desert a
highway for our God.
Museo Diocesano, Cortona
'Annunciation', Lorenzetti (1344)
The conspirators came and found Daniel praying and seeking mercy before his God.
Pinacoteca Nationale, Siena
"Annunciation", Neri di Bicci
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.
S. Maria Novella, Florence
For it is God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 Cor. 4:6
Santa Croce, Florence
'Water Lilies', Claude Monet
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin.
Word and Image
offers two parts of my morning ritual, scripture and visual art. I make no
attempt to related the two (as I do in my daily quote and blog entries) and
yet, sometimes that will happen, for as we know God works in mysterious ways.