Friday, March 9, 2012

Son Rose Morning Show This Morning!

I'll be on the Son Rise Morning Show this morning at 6:45 a.m. Central/7:45 a.m. Eastern to discuss St. John Ogilvie, whose martyrdom we will remember tomorrow. You can listen live here.

In the meantime, here is a link to a page about a painting by artist Peter Howson of St. John Ogilvie in St. Andrew's Catholic Cathedral in Glasgow, Scotland. The Cathedral was reopened in April of 2011 after major renovation. According to the Cathedral website, the painting is in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on the left aisle:

This canvas depicts St John Ogilvie, illuminated by a column of light and radiating peace to the onlooker, facing death at Glasgow Cross in 1615. The artist originally envisaged a work with a crowd scene of several hundred people, before deciding it was too complicated and preferring the simplicity of the single figure. John Ogilvie was a Jesuit priest whose ministry brought him to Glasgow, where he preached in secret to the few remaining adherents of the outlawed Catholic faith and celebrated Mass clandestinely in private homes before being betrayed, arrested, tortured and hanged. This painting forms a backdrop to the place of reservation of the Blessed Sacrament, and Scotland's martyr invites those who are gathered in prayer here to be faithful to the truth.

More about St. John Ogilvie tomorrow.

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