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In images: Picturing the Blessed Trinity

HOLY TRINITY

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Joanne McPortland - published on 05/27/18

MURILLO TRINITY
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The Heavenly and Earthly Trinities, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, 1677, National Gallery

In this charming representation, Murillo links the Blessed Trinity in heaven with the Holy Family on earth in the Person of Jesus. Murillo reflects the Trinity and the Holy Family as models of loving relationship for all Christians. The Father in heaven holds the globe of power but wears no imperial trappings. The Holy Spirit in the form of a dove hovers over the young Jesus, whose halo symbolizes his divine nature. Mary looks to her Son, and Joseph looks to us as though inviting us into the family of God’s love.

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