"Our Lady said to Saint Bridget one day, “Whenever I used to contemplate the beauty, modesty, and wisdom of my Son, my heart was filled with joy; and whenever I considered his hands and feet which would be pierced with cruel nails, I wept bitterly and my heart was rent with sorrow and pain.” - St. Louis de Montfort
Jay Ward Under His Wing Canvas #JayWard #Inspirational. I happened upon this scene while preparing for another painting. The image lent such a comforting feeling that I felt it needed to be a painting all its own. For me, it captures a closeness and security that we yearn for, and yet, as in life, it leaves a little of the picture to be answered by faith.I was drawn in by the child’s expression. There is such a look of admiration in the child’s eyes, which I simply cannot take credit for.