VISUAL THEOLOGY




The Fifteen Mysteries and the Virgin of the Rosary, Netherlandish Painter (possibly Goswijn van der Weyden, active by 1491, died after 1538), about 1515–20 Depicted in this miniature altarpiece are the fifteen mysteries associated with the Virgin's life: five joyful, five sorrowful, and five glorious. The scene at the base seems related to a popular legend of a miracle that saved a man from his captors: the Christ Child unfurls a rosary of white and red roses made from blossoms that issue from the man's mouth each time he recites a Hail Mary. The picture includes a topographical view of the park and Coudenberg Palace of the dukes of Brabant in Brussels and must have been commissioned for a member of the Habsburg court, possibly the lords of Ravensteyn. The artist proposed as the possible author was Rogier van der Weyden's grandson  Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) 

Y entonces uno se queda con la Iglesia, que me ofrece lo único que debe ofrecerme la Iglesia: el conocimiento de que ya estamos salvados –porque esa es la primera misión de la Iglesia, el anunciar la salvación gracias a Jesucristo- y el camino para alcanzar la alegría, pero sin exclusividades de buen pastor, a través de esa maravilla que es la confesión y los sacramentos. La Iglesia, sin partecitas.

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