A familiar subject undertaken by many artists, Ecce Homo by Polish artist Albert Chmielowski depicts the moment Christ was presented by Pontius Pilate to the crowd that had gathered to watch as Our Lord was scourged, crowned with thorns, and mocked by Roman soldiers.
St. Albert Chmielowski, canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1989 , was a well-known painter in his day before leaving the trade in order to more fully live out his calling to serve the poor as a professed Third Order Franciscan. He founded two religious orders, the Servants of the Poor and the Sisters Serving the Poor, commonly known as the Albertine Brothers and Albertine Sisters.
Pope John Paul II was greatly influenced and inspired by the example of St. Albert during his own formation as a young Polish priest. John Paul II even wrote a play about St. Albert's life entitled "Our God's Brother," which was later made into a feature length film in 1997.
In the image, a beaten Jesus Christ stands with a rod, crown of thorns, and a cloak while waiting for his death.
Outside dimensions are 13"x19"
( PRI-4059 )
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Since I have watched Our God's Brother (St. John Paul II play to honor the life of St. Albert) several times, I wanted to find a copy of this work. I love to pray with icons, and this is a wonderful one. Thank you for your ministry.