What Do the Images on the Portrait Hanging Outside of the Sacred Heart Chapel Mean?

07-17-2016Eucharistic Adoration

The Portrait of Our Lord was purchased as a gift by a family in our parish and donated to St. Magdalen de Pazzi Church.Father Tim blessed the image. It hangs as a reminder of the devotion our parish has to adoring Jesus’ Real Presence inthe Most Blessed Sacrament.

The image is an artistic proclamation of the Real Presence of our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. It wascreated by Ron Parish of Adadx6 Images in Omaha, Nebraska (www.PortraitofOurLord.com). He put together four digitalphotos representing: the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, and Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament of theAltar.

At the top left, you see Jesus at the Last Supper. Saint Pope John Paul II says, “The Eucharist was born, on the evening of H oly Thursday, in the setting of the Passover meal.” The words printed under this part of the image, “Credo Domine” mean, “Lord, I Believe.” To the right, is the Crucifixion. Directly below Jesus’ cross is the glory of Jesus in the Resurrection.

The Blessed Sacrament is an actual photo of Jesus, our Eucharistic Lord, captured during exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St.Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Our Lord’s presence is shown glowing like the sun, the way scripture describe s theappearance of Jesus to His apostles at the transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-2). The words across the bottom of the image, “Ecce agnusDei qui tollit peccata mundi” mean, “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.”

“Faith demands that we approach the Eucharist fully aware that we are approaching Christ Himself.” Saint Pope John Paul II