This intimate scene is a great meditational piece to remind you and others of the reality of the Mass, to keep your eyes and heart on Christ in the Eucharist even while being persecuted - for we do not belong to the world but to the Kingdom of Heaven. Our Mass in a Connemara Cabin is an archival-quality giclée canvas in an ornate gold solid wood frame. Handcrafted in Steubenville, Ohio, this touching devotional piece is sure to be treasured for years to come in your home, office, or parish!
In the year 1883, the Irish painter Aloysius O'Kelly created this scene of the domestic Irish celebrating their faith during times of repression, which we now offer to you as our Mass in a Connemara Cabin Framed Canvas! The scene depicts what the Irish called "The Stations," the celebration of the Sacraments in the secrecy of a rural/domestic setting by the Irish during times of repression to the Catholic Church (such as under the Penal Laws). Amidst the ordinary tools of everyday life - a butter churn, pots, dishes, a kitchen table - young girls, working men, and housewives kneel in reverence while a young priest reveals Christ in the Eucharist to them during the celebration of the Mass. This gathering highlights how the celebration of the Mass forged the social bonds and heritage of the Irish people when their faith and culture was repressed, along with the closeness of the community with the priest. The original oil on canvas painting - although lost for about 100 years - now hangs in the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin.
Nelson framed canvases are second only to the original masterpieces themselves! Solid wood, deluxe frames and premium stretcher bars support our breathtaking giclee religious canvases. Giclee is a french word that means "sprayed ink," and it refers to our museum-quality printing process whereby 8 different colored inks combine to create millions of colors that are slowly sprayed into canvas material. This high-tech method of art reproduction offers the highest possible fidelity to the original work and results in a clear depiction with colors as good (or sometimes better) than the original painting. Under archival conditions, giclee canvases have a total color fidelity guarantee for 70-100 years.
For the faithful Catholic that wishes their sacred art to be blessed with holy water: canvases are sparingly water repellant, so while a typical blessing should not damage the canvas whatsoever, those who favor more robust uses of holy water should take caution near the art. ;)
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