Gospel Images

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Gospel Images
Images to contemplate ... and imitate.
Figures for meditation
Ignatian Meditation asks that you enter into
the story of scripture, that you become a part of the action. It engages the imagination.... Anam Chara
Simeon and Anna (Lk 2:25-38)
Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name
was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of
Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him... There was also a prophet, Anna the
daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.. aged eighty-four....
with aspect(s) of the person or situation
The call of
The calling of Matthew is most
fully described in Matthew 9:9ff.
However, it is interesting to
note that both Luke (5:27ff) and
Mark (2:14ff) describe the same
scene, only they give a different
name (Levi) to the tax collector.
You mean ME?
Martyrdom of St. Matthew
Jesus and the Centurion
(Mt 8:5-13; Lk 7:1-10)
Jesus and the Centurion (Mark 15:39)
is the name given in medieval
tradition to the Roman soldier who pierced
Jesus’ side with a lance.
In the house of Simon the Pharisee
Lk 7:36-50
Martha & Mary
(Luke 10:38-42
..a woman named Martha
opened her home to
him. She had a sister
called Mary, who sat at
the Lord’s feet
listening to what he
said. But Martha was
distracted by all the
serving. She came to him
and asked, “Lord, don’t
you care that my sister
has left me to do the
work all by myself? Tell
her to help me!”)
Peter-Paul Rubens
Martha reproving Mary (Caravaggio)
Martha & Mary (Tintoretto; Vermeer)
Martha, Mary and
Lazarus (Jn 11:5ff)
Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of
Bethany, the village of Mary and her
sister Martha. Mary was the one who
anointed the Lord with perfume and
wiped his feet with her hair; her
brother Lazarus was ill. So the
sisters sent a message to Jesus,
"Lord, he whom you love is ill.“ But
when Jesus heard it, he said, "This
illness does not lead to death; rather
it is for God's glory, so that the Son
of God may be glorified through it.“
Accordingly, though Jesus loved Martha
and her sister and Lazarus, after
having heard that Lazarus was ill, he
stayed two days longer in the place
where he was …
Bartimaeus (Mk 10:46ff)
Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, "Son of David,
have mercy on me!" 49 Jesus stood still and said, "Call him here." And they called the
blind man, saying to him, "Take heart; get up, he is calling you." 50 So throwing off
his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus…
Bartimaeus (Mark 10:51) “What do you want me to do for you?”
And the blind man said to him, “master, let me receive my sight.” And Jesus said to him,
“Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and
followed him on the way.”
(Mk 6:22ff)
When the daughter of
Herodias came in and
danced, she pleased
Herod and his guests;
and the king said to the
girl, "Ask me for
whatever you wish, and I
will give it." And he
solemnly swore to her,
"Whatever you ask me, I
will give you, even half
of my kingdom." She went
out and said to her
mother, "What should I
ask for?" She replied,
"The head of John the
Salome & Herodias
and she gave it to her mother. Mk 6:29
Lazarus, come out!
Duccio di Buoninsegna (1310)
Rubens (1628); Tintoretto (1558)
Fringe of his garment
Mk 5:25-34
Talitha Kumi
Mk 5:41
Unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the
kingdom of heaven (Mt 18:3)
Two hundred denarii worth would not feed.. (Jn 6:5-7)
Philip:Show us the Father and that is enough for us (Jn 14:6)
Last Supper, by Jacopo dal Ponte (Bassano 1542)
Woman came to draw water (Jn 4:6ff)
"How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink
of me, a woman of Samaria?“ Jn 4:9
If you knew the gift of God.... Guercino (1599-1666)
The hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshippers
will worship the Father in spirit and truth; the Father seeks
such as these to worship him. (Jn 4:23)
The Lost Coin
Lk 15:8ff
The Lost Coin
The Lost Son
Lk 15:11-32
Zacchaeus, come down..
Lk 19:1-10
Pharisee & Tax-collector
Lk 18:9ff
The widow and the judge
Lk 18:1-8
Widow’s Mite
Lk 21:1ff
Mk 14:3-9
A woman came with an
alabaster jar of very costly
ointment ..and she poured
the ointment on his head.
Some said in anger, "Why
this waste? This ointment
could have been sold for
more than three hundred
denarii, and the money given
to the poor."
… “She has done what she
could; she has anointed my
body beforehand for it
burial…. Wherever the good
news is proclaimed in the
whole world, what she has
done will be told in memory
of her."
Simon of Cyrene (Mk 15:21)
Nicodemus, by night
Jn 3:1-13
A Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews, came to
Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you
are a teacher who has come from God..
Nicodemus & Joseph of Arimathea
(Duccio) Jn 19:38ff
After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his
fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to
and removed his body. Nicodemus,
myrrh and aloes, weighing about a
in linen cloths, according to the
let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came
who had at first come to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of
hundred pounds. They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it with the spices
burial custom of the Jews.
Burial of Jesus
Benvenuto Tisi (Il Garofalo; 1520)
The women at the tomb
(Lk 24:1-11)
At early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found
the stone rolled away, but when they went in, they did not find the body... Suddenly two men
in dazzling clothes stood beside them.... "Why do you look for the living among the dead?”
It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who
told this to the apostles.
“My Lord and my God!”
Jn 20:24ff
(Caravaggio 1602)

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