Saturday, 6 January 2018

The Holy Family

Icon of the Holy Family for WMOF 2018

We celebrated the feast of the Holy Family on the last day (31st) of 2017.  The Church of the Holy Family in Rathcoole will mark its 30th anniversary in 2018. The third and most illustrious mention we can make in connection with this topic as we embark on this New Year of 2018 is, of course, the World Meeting of Families which will take place in August. The above icon shows the wedding feast of Cana (right), the Holy Family in Nazareth (centre) and (left) the raising from the dead by Jesus of the daughter of Jairus (Matthew Ch. 9,  Mark Ch.5, and Luke Ch.8). We can read the panels, then, as taking in the complete cycle of life from marriage/birth to nurturing/education to end-of-life/resurrection. (For further commentary on the icon please see this week's newsletter (Sunday 7th), p.2.)