Gustave Brion, JESUS AND PETER ON THE WATER (JESUS ET PIERRE SUR LES EAUX ), 1863
Gustave Brion (1824-1877) was primarily known for his genre depictions of the local folk and customs of his native Alsace. There was a ready market for these charming scenes of peasants wearing authentic costumes as they provided a “documentary” of the popular folklore of the region. However, like most serious-minded...
On the Ascent of the Mind to God by Saint Robert Belarmine
Sweet Lord, You are meek and merciful. Who would not give himself wholeheartedly to Your service, if he began to taste even a little of Your fatherly rule? What command, Lord, do You give Your servants? Take My yoke upon you, You say. And what is this yoke of Yours like? My yoke, You say, is easy and My burden light.