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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Appearance of Our Lord to St John of the Cross

Bénézet Bernard 1835- 1897
Apparition de Notre-Seigneur à saint Jean de la Croix/
The Appearance of Our Lord to St John of the Cross
c.1860
Paper: pencil and black ink 20.5,x. 15.5cm
Musée du vieux Toulouse, Toulouse



"The love that Jesus, born in Bethlehem, brought into the world binds to himself in a lasting relationship of friendship and brotherhood all who welcome him.

St John of the Cross says: "In giving us all, that is, his Son, in him God has now said all. Fix your eyes on him alone... and you will find in addition more than you ask and desire" (Ascent of Mount Carmel, Book I, Ep. 22, 4-5). "

(Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience, Wednesday, 3 January 2007 )