Monday, September 26, 2016

St Francis Xavier Church in Missoula, Montana

The St. Francis Xavier Church in the Downtown district of Missoula, Montana has paintings well over 100 years old, which were done by a brother of the Society of Jesus, a kitchen helper, who painted them in his spare time.  His name was Father Diomedi. I really enjoyed his wonderful depictions of the life and teachings of Jesus. 











Alyson said...

Is that a sundial?

Booklogged said...

I didn't think about it being a sundial when we were looking at it but now it does look like one. We were focused on the 3 circles - one with a cross, one with a muslim symbol, and the other with a Star of David.

Booklogged said...

I loved all these pictures but the holds so much meaning. It shows Christ lifting a child onto his lap. Below the cloud are wretched souls and just off center at the bottom of the picture is a millstone.