Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Call of St. Joan


Here is a fascinating article about Bastien-Lepage's painting of St. Joan's mystical call, with her saints peering through the fruit trees. I read somewhere once that St. Joan often heard her voices while the church bells were ringing. She loved for the bells to ring and asked that they be pealed during Compline.

1 comment:

Matterhorn said...

Marie of Orleans (suitably named, I guess!), younger sister of Queen Louise of the Belgians, was, as is well known, a talented sculptress and one of her favorite themes was St. Joan. Hmm...I was going to post on that at some point, perhaps I should do so sooner than later, given that this feast-day is coming up.

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