Thursday, December 3, 2009

Memorial of S. Francis Xavier.... Pray for the Church in Asia

A great missionary for Holy Mother Church, let us see in S. Francis Xavier Christ's zeal and love for souls... His zeal and love for YOUR soul

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a great painting by Nicolas Poussin. I think he painted it shortly after arriving in France as the King's official painter. He produced a number of commissioned works in 1641-42. He also painted the "Madonna Roccatagliata" in the same year, although this painting of the Holy Family was not an actual commissioned print.
In particular, I like his angel imagery (which St. Francis Xavier is often painted with). Also, note that at least 2 others in the painting appear to see the heavenly image as well!
St. Francix Xavier, pray for us!