ILLUMINA DOMINE VULTUM TUUM SUPER NOS!ILLUMINA DOMINE VULTUM TUUM SUPER NOS!ILLUMINA DOMINE VULTUM TUUM SUPER NOS!May I share this wonderful photo in my Flickr account? Thanks!
This head and shoulders statue of Jesus is so different from the images I (and most people grew up with).I'm used to the large wall crucifixes which depict the crucified Jesus Christ as thin, almost emaciated and a weak. Almost ill.But recently, in a nearby parish and in pictures I have seen, there are statues and wall crucifixes which depict Jesus Christ as almost like a bodybuilder. That's alittle extreme too....but at least He isn't depicted as ill, and starving like the old time images always showed!
Can you provide more details about the location of this statue. Is this the bronze statue at the Regina Apostolorum University in Rome?
It is located inside the little archconfraternity chapel which is always closed just across the street from Palazzo Farnese on the south side.
I am sorry, but this is an incompetent amateurish work that not only distorts (e.g. length to width etc. )but profanes by its ineptitude the sublime image of Our Lord imprinted on the Shroud. There are many fine images of Jesus' face in both the Western and Eastern traditions that far better express both the divinity and humanity of Our Divene Savior.I suggest, for example, the "Sainai Pantocrator," the works of Rembrandt, or the recently authenicated "Salvator Mundi" by Leonardo.
I was able to view the bronze statue based on the shroud when I visited the Holy Land several years ago. The collection of which it was a part was, at that time, available to view at the hotel maintained by the Vatican, next to the Wall of Jerusalem. Gazing at the image that reflects his visage at the moment of his death spoke to me of the peace that he must have experienced at the time that he spoke the words: "It is finished. This image of his face has remained with me for years and has been very meaningful for me.