Art of Lent – Contemplation

Posted: March 4, 2018 by leighannegreenwood in Uncategorized

This Lent I am using Sister Wendy Beckett’s ‘The Art of Lent’ as my daily devotional. Each day offers a work of art and a short thought. Each Sunday I will share what has struck me most during the week.


My favourite painting from this week was Robert Natkin’s Epiphany. It would seem contrary to Sister Wendy’s reflection to add too many words to it, so I’m just going to give you the painting and a short quote from the accompanying text.


“We are not meant to understand Natkin’s picture, any more than we are meant to intellectualise during our periods of contemplation. We become still and enter into silence to let the holiness of mystery take posession of us. We do this not in the absence of thought, but beneath thought.”


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