Monday, April 16, 2012
One of My Favorite Images of the Holy Family
I had hoped to post this image for the feast of St. Joseph last month. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts at Google Image searches, I came up empty. Not knowing the name or who painted it didn't help. My friend Lisa Hendey at CatholicMom posted it yesterday, however, and I knew I had to share it!
I first saw this image hanging in a friend's home and loved it at first sight. It is such a slice of life image of the Holy Family. These were real people who got tired because they were taking care of a small child. I love the idea of St. Joseph holding baby Jesus so that Mary could get some much-needed sleep. It is such a beautiful image of love and fatherhood.
I still don't know who painted it, however. If you do, please let me know so that I can give proper credit!