The Holy Family. Oil on canvas, 102 cm x 131 cm.
Church of Saint Volodymyr. Peremyshliany, Ukraine.
The harmony, unity, and holiness which characterized this Holy Family make it the model for all Christian families.
In honor of the Holy Family.
“O God, heavenly Father, it was part of Thine eternal decree that Thine only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, should form a Holy Family with Mary, His blessed mother, and His foster father, Saint Joseph. In Nazareth home life was sanctified, and a perfect example was given to every Christian family. Grant, we beseech Thee, that we may fully comprehend and faithfully imitate the virtues of the Holy Family so that we may be united with them one day in their heavenly glory. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.”
“Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ true God and true Man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most Holy.
Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her Glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints. Amen.”
The Child Jesus, The Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph.
Sanctae Familiae. La Sagrada Familia. Heilige Familie. Sainte Famille. Sacra Famiglia.
December 25th, 2007
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