The hour approaches…

Hi folks, I hope you are all well.

I just wanted to share this beautiful painting with you that I have taken from the Our Catholic Prayers site. This is actually the latest page from their blog and includes the ‘Agony in the Garden Prayer’.

Jesus at Gethsemane by Carl Heinrich Bloch
(1834-1890, Copenhagen, Denmark). To view more of his gorgeous paintings, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Bloch

The painting reflects the passage from the Gospel of Luke (Lk 22:43-44, KJV):

‘And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.’

I wish you all a good Lenten season.

Thank you for visiting — take care! xxx