Jesus Christ, Son of God, Immaculate Mother Mary, Foster Father Joseph
The Holy Family represent the highest of the high, with Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God, the Immaculate Blessed Virgin Mary, and Jesus’ inspirational Foster Father, Joseph. The Holy Family lived simply in the town of Nazareth. They are revered most high individually as Jesus, Mary, and Joseph and celebrated as the Holiest of Holy Families. True veneration of the Holy Family grew with fervor in the 17th Century. A religious convocation of the Family may have first began in France where the Daughters of the Holy Family established an Order. Soon hundreds of thousands were following in their footsteps, beholden to the Holy Family. Curiously, in America, the Holy Family are Patrons of Reno, Nevada, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Holy Family has been celebrated throughout the ages. The illustrious artists Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Raphael, Rembrandt, and Rubens, to name a few have gloriously depicted the Holy Family in their timeless artistic renderings, including on the Sistene Chapel. We are honored that CatholSaints.Info includes our hand-painted saint medal on their pages referencing the third part of the Trinity, and the part that is active spiritually.
In 2005, curator Dan Cameron contemplated art as an active mechanism to assist New Orleans in its ascension from devastation. He envisioned New Orleans giving presentations of art, in myriad forms, and offering a serious display of the artistic renderings of the most revered artists of our time. His task was to reveal works of art as spiritually powerful and healing. Throughout the Holidays, and into the New Year, the art was displayed throughout New Orleans, signifying that life’s creative gifts, when combined with vision and energy, can effectively invigorate, and help heal, a community. The Holy Spirit has surely lent its hand to this awesomely inspiring event. Its wings are gloriously cascading, high in flight, and representing the City of New Orleans as again triumphant. It is surely a not-so-subtle coincidence that the Biennial journey began on All Saints Day, November 1, 2008. © 2005