Thursday, September 15, 2011

Powerful Picture

While we were in Rome, we got to visit St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.  Lots of overwhelming moments while there.  Lots.

None more so than when this sculpture came into view.  It's titled Pieta (which means "Passion," the old term for Jesus' suffering and crucifixion).  Mary holds her Son.  The world has a way to be made right with God.  Stunning.

Photo by my completely awesome wife.

1 comment:

  1. I was 17 when I saw this magnificent piece. Awed at how a master sculptor could make stone look like skin and purest emotion. Moved to tears at the sight . Ginny's photo is powerful and beautiful.