March 15, 2020

3rd Sunday of Lent

“…for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the savior of the world.”

This week we have two images related to the Holy Family’s Flight to Egypt.

The first is called Journey to Bethlehem by Joseph Brickey.

“As a foreshadowing of His future triumphal entry into Jerusalem as the Son of David and the King of Israel, the unborn Christ is carried by a donkey to be numbered of the house and lineage of David. Mary looks tenderly, perhaps knowingly, at the shy shepherd boy they pass along their way. Joseph’s focus is on the path ahead, and his hands, one opened and one closed, reflect both the strength and gentleness of the provider and the protector.” – Joseph Brickey

The second image is called Rest during the Flight to Egypt by Francesco Mancini, and was painted in the first half of the 18th century.  This lovely picture shows Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as they rest during their long journey to Egypt.


You are in my daily prayers.

God bless you,

Fr. VanDenBroeke