Divine Mercy Sunday
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(03-31-2010, 01:49 PM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote: Here (imo) is a good image of the Sacred Heart and Divine Mercy combined.

[Image: DivineMercy1.jpg]


i like that image much better because it has the Sacred Heart, too, which gives the water and blood a place to flow from, and i also like the actual halo as opposed to faint glowing light around His head.  i think his robe and stance also look more masculine than in the standard Divine Mercy image.  it's just an aesthetic viewpoint that i'm expressing, of course, but aesthetics is important to me.  i picture particular artworks when i pray the Rosary.

this whole debate is kind of like arguing about which color is the best, though, or which is the best song ever written.  different people like different colors, different songs, etc.

i know you like the Divine Mercy devotion, Lisa, and i respect that because i respect you.  i know that many other people like it, too, and i like the way they sing it on EWTN but then they show the image and it leaves me cold.  i think it's mostly because of the way the water and blood are fanning out instead of flowing, and don't have a real point of origin.  i might be able to get into the devotion with an image like the one you posted.  i love Byzantine art so anything remotely like a Byzantine icon is going to appeal to me more than anything that looks like Protestant Jesus or Buddy Jesus/ Sports Jesus.

if you're looking for images of Jesus crucified, Jesus exposing His Sacred Heart, Jesus as the Infant of Prague, Jesus as the Good Shepherd, etc., you can find more than one image, especially if you look for old images as well as new ones, and choose the one you like best.   the same is true for images of Mary and all the saints.  imo, there are some really awful, ugly images of Jesus exposing His Sacred Heart, as the Infant of Prague, etc., but i don't have to have those in my home.  

until you posted this image, though, i'd never seen any image of the Divine Mercy but the one posted above.  the statues as well as the 2D images all look the same.  i would think that's because it's such a new devotion that artists haven't been creating different versions of it, though it's probably within the parameters of Sister Faustina's visions to allow some differences.  i mean, did Jesus tell her He had to have a forked beard?  probably not.  for that matter, people around the world have depicted Jesus as looking like their own ethnic group.  i don't think Jesus minds.

p.s. i also like the first one, the one you said you have on your desk.  i've never seen it or the second one before.


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Divine Mercy Sunday - by Petertherock - 03-29-2010, 06:15 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by mike6240 - 03-29-2010, 07:33 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by trident59 - 03-29-2010, 07:56 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-29-2010, 08:28 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-29-2010, 10:24 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-29-2010, 10:57 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-30-2010, 02:28 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-30-2010, 02:33 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Iuvenalis - 03-30-2010, 02:36 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by The_Harlequin_King - 03-30-2010, 04:29 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by glgas - 03-30-2010, 06:23 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by amasimp - 03-30-2010, 11:04 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by cunctas_haereses - 03-30-2010, 11:11 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Petertherock - 03-30-2010, 12:06 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-30-2010, 12:20 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-30-2010, 12:49 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-30-2010, 01:08 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Baskerville - 03-31-2010, 12:47 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Baskerville - 03-31-2010, 12:56 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 01:03 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 01:17 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 10:06 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by amasimp - 03-31-2010, 10:53 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 11:13 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by amasimp - 03-31-2010, 11:18 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 11:21 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by amasimp - 03-31-2010, 11:32 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 11:51 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by mike6240 - 03-31-2010, 01:09 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Petertherock - 03-31-2010, 01:15 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by mike6240 - 03-31-2010, 01:20 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-31-2010, 01:28 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-31-2010, 01:34 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by amasimp - 03-31-2010, 01:38 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-31-2010, 01:49 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-31-2010, 02:02 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 02:18 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by mike6240 - 03-31-2010, 02:24 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 03:00 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 03:04 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-31-2010, 05:03 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Baskerville - 03-31-2010, 05:21 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Baskerville - 03-31-2010, 05:23 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 05:25 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by DrBombay - 03-31-2010, 05:51 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 05:53 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 06:14 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 06:18 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by The_Harlequin_King - 03-31-2010, 06:28 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Baskerville - 03-31-2010, 06:31 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 06:34 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by The_Harlequin_King - 03-31-2010, 06:41 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 06:51 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 07:29 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-31-2010, 07:31 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 07:36 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 07:38 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-31-2010, 07:43 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-31-2010, 07:48 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 08:09 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 08:25 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 08:31 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by kimbaichan - 03-31-2010, 10:15 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 10:17 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 10:41 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 04-01-2010, 10:17 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Baskerville - 04-01-2010, 10:30 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by kimbaichan - 04-01-2010, 11:02 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Petertherock - 04-11-2010, 02:49 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Spooky - 04-11-2010, 10:22 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SaintSebastian - 04-11-2010, 10:50 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 04-12-2010, 12:13 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 04-12-2010, 12:24 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by James02 - 04-12-2010, 12:59 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Walty - 04-12-2010, 01:37 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 04-12-2010, 05:56 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by RalphKramden - 04-12-2010, 01:27 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by franklinf - 04-12-2010, 03:06 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by JamieF - 04-12-2010, 03:58 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by amasimp - 04-12-2010, 04:07 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 04-12-2010, 04:48 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Petertherock - 04-12-2010, 05:01 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 04-12-2010, 05:54 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Walty - 04-12-2010, 06:19 PM
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