Friday, June 25, 2010

"L'Expiation" by Emile Friant


Look at the priest in this painting. See how he's embracing, comforting and perhaps even begging the criminal to repent and then have no fear.

4 comments:

Kindred Spirit said...

What a beautiful picture! I've never seen it before; thank you for posting it.

steve said...

I agree. Striking painting!

Terry Nelson said...

I wish I had used this for a post I did.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Wonder if this is before or after or of the criminal whom St Thérèse interceded for!

However, if some priests think they should take this attitude to a man who is already legally out of a prison he did not quite deserve (not the attacker!), when some in the parish are trying to make his real penalty five times longer than the judges sentenced, well, they are wrong.