Tuesday, June 3, 2014

St Joseph and Jesus Icon

St Joseph and Jesus by Sue Orchison
This precious religious icon is a reflection on the relationship Jesus has with his earthly father and his Heavenly Father. Jesus and St. Joseph are returning from the Temple in Jerusalem, still dressed in their white robes. Jesus leaps out of the arms of Joseph and looks up both to heaven and to the Temple, the Heavenly Father's House.
The original icon was written by Brother Claude Lane, O.S.B., of Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon.

This icon points to the Resurrection of Christ - his white robes are reminiscent of the shroud - which is being unravelled.
The shoe recalls the passage when the Lord tells Moses to take off his shoes for he standing on Holy Ground.
The mountains in this image bow down to the Lord.
The image of Joseph is strong, confident and protective.
Spend a moment reflecting on this Icon of St Joseph and discover other gems held within.
Thank you Brother Claude for writing this image.