Saturday, August 23, 2014

Thank you Monsignor Ricci

Monsignor Giullio Ricci was Vatican archivist and sindonologist in the 60s. He created this painting based on his observations of the Holy Shroud which shows a Man who wore a cap of thorns rather than the circlet we are all used to seeing in art. There is a crucifix in St. Peter Church in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia that is modeled after one created by the monsignor. The first time I saw it I dropped to my knees and cried.


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newguy40 said...

I'd not seen either before. thx-

One of the on line sorrowful mystery videos I use to assist on occasion shows the crown of thorns being constructed on top of a simple Roman soldiers helmet / galea. As a boy, I would wonder how that crown of thorns could be constructed without injuring it's creator. Now I can better see how that could be done. Humans are genius for creating good and bad.

I'm also terribly envious of your local. So, close to all the great eastern civil war battle fields. I used to think I'd get back there at least once to see the great battle fields around Richmond and Petersburg. Travel the route of Grant and Lee in the 40 days campaign.

Dymphna said...

Hello Marilena. Welcome to my blog!

Newguy I used to wonder the same thing every time I said the Sorrowful mysteries.

Living in Virginia is fantastic for history loving people. We can see preserved sites and homes from 300 years ago in just a short drive.