Radiant Beams from Thy Holy Face

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This painting by Bernardino Luini (1480–1532) shows Saint Katherine of Alexandria and Saint Barbara, Virgin Martyrs, in the company of the Infant Christ and His Virgin Mother. The little Jesus is opening the pages of the Scripures. This He does for all who seek His Face. "No man hath seen God at any time: the only–begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him (Jn 1:18)

Be sure to visit my friend Terry at Abbey–Roads. His post on devotion to the Child Jesus is wonderful. Those graced with a special love for Our Lord in the mysteries of His infancy and childhood can attest to the healing power of this devotion. There is nothing sentimental about it: it takes one to the very heart of the Gospel and opens one's eyes to the glory of God shining on the Face of His Incarnate Word.

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About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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