Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Facing the Apostle: Paul's Image in Art

Hurry, hurry, hurry, only six months left of the Year of St. Paul! Make your pilgrimage, pray his epistles, gain your plenary indulgence, take advantage of the graces of this blessed year to learn more about this greatest of Christ's evangelizers.

Are you an art lover? Do you have an art lover in your life? Make them a gift (or give yourself) this book by Daughter of St. Paul Armanda Santos:

Facing the Apostle: Paul's Image in Art
by Sister Armanda Santos, FSP,
with prayers by Sr. Germana Santos, FSP
& foreword by Michael Morris, OP
Sr. Armanda examines 13 artistic representation of St. Paul from down the ages & provides a historical context for the work, an analysis of the artistic elements, a theological commentary, and a prayer for each work. The 13 images are reproduced on full-page color plates, with smaller detailed in-line reproductions of areas of special interest.
The cost of this beautiful trade paperback, is $16.95. Call the Philadelphia Pauline Book & Media Center and have the book shipped out to you today! (215) 676-9494. Or
Is it ironic or merely just that I, once a passionate St. Paul basher, am now a Pauline Cooperator? I remember when I despised the man -- what a clueless ninny I was, listening to the angry, popular & quite ignorant disaffected feminist take on St. Paul.

The truth of the man is far different than the rep. St. Paul is Christ's evangelist par excellence, a Christian-bashing Jew (in the fullest sense of the word) who came to believe that Jesus the Galilean was, despite not conforming to the expected and predicted contours of the Messianic figure, the long-awaited Messiah and Christ of God.

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