The Journey to Emmaus
Acrylic on Panel, 2003, Br. Jerome Pryor, S.J.

This scene depicts the disciples walking down the road to Emmaus.  Christ has already been crucified, and they are despondent.  They meet a stranger (really Christ, although they do not recognize Him), who opens their minds to scriptural texts, which anticipate Christ's death.  In this painting, His illuminations pale the light of the sun. They later recognize Him for who He is in the inn at Emmaus.

 

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