Image Credit: Nicholas Roerich, Mother of the World, 1937
Nicholas Roerich’s paintings have influenced people throughout the world. There is a special feeling in them, a reflection of the energies of the spiritual world that can be experienced when viewing them. His vivid paintings depict the symbolism and allegory of the spiritual life; he seems to have the artistic ability to reach out beyond the ordinary way of seeing to reveal a mystical layer of the extraordinary.
In this painting, we see a central image, a woman elevated above the earth with hands clasped in an upside-down heart shape, her head covered with a veil of white lace that extends below her eyes. Is her attention drawn inward towards her intention? She is surrounded by three circles of light and floats above what looks like a city within the landscape and water masses below. Now, slowly turn your attention to the lower right corner where we see a small image of a girl alone in prayer, hidden in the darkness. Perhaps this could be a moment before the heralding of the angel Gabriel. In the left corner, obscured by darkness, we see another feminine image, face upturned holding a treasure box — could it be the foreshadowing of the gifts of the Magi? What is happening and what is about to happen in this painting?
(from Session 3 – Lumen Divinum: A Retreat for Advent, http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/ecourses/course/view/10166/lumen-divinum-a-retreat-for-advent )
Mr. John Robinson
Genuinely Catholic and Proudly Marist
Trinity Catholic College takes its name from the heart of our Catholic faith, affirming our belief in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
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November 17, 2016
We welcome the appointment of Mr. Daniel Delmage as the new Principal of Trinity Catholic College Auburn/Regents Park, effective Term 1, 2017. Read more.
September 8, 2016
The Archbishop’s Awards for Student Excellence have acknowledged 49 exceptional Year 12 students from Sydney Catholic secondary schools for their contribution to their schools and communities. Read more.
August 11, 2016
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