Monday, June 8, 2015

Sanctuary Mosaic

This massive mosaic was installed in the sanctuary of St Francis Church in 1973 and it shows Saint Francis' reverence of Christ as the centre of all creation. I like the addition of the wee birds on the lower left side and the elements of nature that are included - so suitable for St Francis. The large stained glass window that was originally on this wall was restored and finally installed in 2000 behind the Blessed Sacrament Altar and illuminated from behind.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

24 comments:

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Stunning!

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful!

Sharon Anck said...

Very beautiful.

Birdman said...

Glad you showed this up close look.

blogoratti said...

Its a magnificent structure, awe inspiring.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm surprised this mosaic was installed in 1973. Somehow it looks so much older than that to me. ;)

don said...

A gorgeous mosaic. A fine capture of the range of colors involved. Well done.

TexWisGirl said...

really striking!

cieldequimper said...

Wow. Mosaics are rare in sanctuaries in more recent churches! Cool!

William Kendall said...

Exquisite work on this mosaic!

Karl Demetz said...

A mosaic ? Wonderful !

Gosia k said...

looks wonderful!!!!!!

VP said...

This gorgeous mosaic is an excellent kind of... mural!

Lowell said...

Very impressive and a beautiful shot!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Lovely both the work and the picture...

Cloudia said...

So fine






ALOHA from Honolulu,
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Oakland Daily Photo said...

This mosaic doesn't need the sun to sparkle. It shines all on its own. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Tom said...

Impressive! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Stephanie said...

Beautiful work!

Randy said...

That is amazing.

Karen S. said...

Quite inspiring!

Halcyon said...

That's beautiful!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Breathtakingly beautiful, well shown Pat.

Laura. M said...

Nice interior of the church!!