Saturday, January 30, 2010


This week the fourth graders are studying Jacob and his relationship with Leah and Rachel.  A reproduction of this painting by Kotovsky, appears on their homework.

Last week the children in our Sacramental Preparation program were given small cards with a reproduction of the painting of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt (the same painting that hangs in our Reconciliation Chapel at STA).

When the children visited the Reconciliation Chapel in class this past week, we drew their attention to the painting and the message it presents.  It is interesting that for some of the children the message of the painting is so clear that rather than speak of "the father" in the picture, they refer to the father as "God".  That is the message - no matter how much of a mess we are, or how stupid or sinful we were - God our Father will welcome us back.

Art is one of the many ways in which we aim to touch children's minds and hearts each week.

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