Monday, September 29, 2008

September 29: Michael and All Angels

Mi-kha-el? * Who is like God?

Archangels (especially Michael) have already made their appearance at Acts of Hope, here and more recently here and here.

This is a favorite image of mine. It is by the late Cameroonian artist and Jesuit priest, Engelbert Mveng, a mural painted for Holy Angels Catholic Church in Chicago, an African American congregation. I use this on the cover of my syllabus for the course "African American Religion and Theology." I love the mural's colors and the fact that all the angels represented are Black.

An explanation of the mural and a guide to its many angels and their biblical stories are here.

Click on image to enlarge and show detail.

2 comments:

FranIAm said...

That image is heart-stopping.

Oh how these days, these feasts are such an elemental part of my faith life.

Thank you.

Mary Sue said...

Of course the angels are black; what other color would they be?