A work of art that speaks to the real depth of Franciscan spirituality is the painting of the crucified Lord with Francis at the foot of the cross - a suffering Jesus is reaching out from the poverty of his cross, embracing Francis with all his love. Francis is receiving the Lord's embrace and is reaching back to the Lord, comforting him in his poverty with a tender embrace of his own.
St. Francis loved the poor. He felt when embracing the poor that he embraced Jesus, and when serving the poor that he served Jesus. It was in loving the poor that he loved Jesus. All because Jesus first embraced, served and loved him.
The original painting of St. Francis Rejecting the World and Embracing Christ was circa 1600 by Bartolome Esteban Murillo. This digital artwork is an edited version made specifically for sublimation printing on marble. The image also looks striking on framed prints, metal plates, and so on. Click the artwork to see what it looks like on other products.
April 9th, 2020
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