Follow-Up to Lenten Letter of Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, C.M.

by | Mar 24, 2023 | Formation

In his Lenten Letter, Fr. Tomaž Mavrič wrote:

“As a complement to contemplation of the Trinity, the mural made by Brother Mark Elder, CM, at the entrance of the General Curia of the Congregation of the Mission of Saint Vincent de Paul in Rome, can help us to reflect on ways to strengthen our families, communities, groups, and teams for the mission.”

Let us look at this mural in more detail. Click on the images to enlarge and for more information.

In the final image, the informed viewer is reminded immediately of the motto of the Congregation of the Mission “Evangelizare pauperibus misit me… He sent me to bring Good News to the poor.”

Passing through the door, we enter the harvest of the Lord, symbolized by the wheat field on the two door posts. As you go out, you see, mixed in with the wheat, some of the human faces that make up the portrait of Vincent.


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In this video, the artist, Brother Mark Elder, C.M., explains how a similar mural of St. Vincent was made, and talks about its meaning.