Sunday, August 10, 2008

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

An Angel Gives Bread and Water to Elijah
Peter Paul Rubens / 1625

From the first book of the Kings

At the mountain of God, Horeb,
Elijah came to a cave where he took shelter.
Then the LORD said to him,
“Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD;
the LORD will be passing by.”
A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains
and crushing rocks before the LORD—
but the LORD was not in the wind.
After the wind there was an earthquake—
but the LORD was not in the earthquake.
After the earthquake there was fire—
but the LORD was not in the fire.
After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound.
When he heard this,
Elijah hid his face in his cloak
and went and stood at the entrance of the cave.

Notice the baldicchono-like columns to the far right and left. Very similar to Bernini's baldicchono in Saint Peter's, Rome, of same year.
Image taken from Art and the Bible.

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