Thursday, October 29, 2009
The sidebar always includes a link for finding the Saint of the Day. Not every day on the church's calendar is devoted to a particular saint. For example: in November, 14 of the 30 days have no saint assigned on the liturgical calendar. Saint of the Day "fills in" such days with saints who do not have their own day. Each date on the calendar is hyperlinked to a short biography and comment on that day's saint.
The illustration above is one of the tapestries in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Such tapestries line both side of the nave and give worshippers the sense of being in the communion of saints as they celebrate the Eucharist. (If you are in LA, make sure you visit the cathedral!) The tapestry reproduced here (be sure to click to enlarge and for detail of the saints' names) includes the names of some of those pictured, but not of others. It was the artist's desire to include images of those whom the church has not yet canonized but who are living saintly lives among us. See here for more background on the art and artist and be sure to click on the links at the top of that page to see the tapestries on the north and south walls (and make sure you click to enlarge each one.)
Posted by Austin Fleming at 5:51 PM