Thursday, October 30, 2014
"His eye is on the sparrow"
Father Zuhlsdorf recently visited an art gallery in the Palazzo Barberini in Rome, where he was impressed by a painting of Guercino (d. 1666) -- called the Madonna of the Sparrow.
An art critic described it as "an exquisitely tender, deeply shadowed image of Mary with a little bird on one finger and her pudgy baby on one knee. Gazing raptly at the bird, the child holds a string that is tied to its leg."
Gesù bambino, have mercy on us. Here is another photo.
And a South Korean group singing the Gospel hymn, "His Eye Is On The Sparrow."