Quote of the day: 4 July

Symbol of star or lily of the snows,
rainbow or root or vine or fruit-filled tree:
these image the immaculate to me
less than a little cloud, a little light cloud rising
from Orient waters cleft by prophecy.
And as the Virgin in a most surprising
maternity bore God and our doomed race,
I who bear God in the mysteries of grace
beseech her: Cloud, encompass God and me.

Sister Miriam of the Holy Spirit, O.C.D.
Jessica Powers

The Cloud of Carmel (excerpt), 1946

312.2/402 Elijah from Mount Carmel sees a cloud (1 Kings 18:44) gouache on board by Charles Hoffbauer after James Tissot Jewish Museum New York presented by Phillip Medhurst
312.2/402 Elijah from Mount Carmel sees a cloud (1 Kings 18:44) gouache on board by Charles Hoffbauer after James Tissot Jewish Museum New York presented by Phillip Medhurst
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Learn more about Phillip Medhurst’s research on this painting and Tissot’s preparatory drawing held in the John Rylands Library on Phillip Medhurst’s website

Powers, J 1999, The Selected Poetry of Jessica Powers, ICS Publications, Washington DC.

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