11 January 2009

Feast of the Holy Family

The father of the just rejoiceth greatly, let Thy father and Thy mother be joyful, and let her rejoice that bore Thee. (Psalm) How lovely are Thy tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts! my soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord.

The Holy Family by Michelangelo, c. 1506, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

Speaking of Michelangelo, The New Liturgical Movement has beautiful pictures (here) of Pope Benedict offering Mass ad orientem today in the Sistine Chapel. Pictured below: the veneration of the altar.

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