A Trinitarian Image of the Immaculate Conception
Today, December 8, 2006, the Catholic faithful of the Philippines joins the Church in celebrating the feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Universal Patron of the country as decreed about 246 years ago by Pope Clement XIII.
On December 8, 1907, Archbishop Jeremias Harty of Manila wrote the introduction to the publication of a novena to the Immaculate Conception written by a Jesuit, Fr. Luis Puente.
The novena contained a reproduction of a painting of the Immaculate Conception with the Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity image depicts God the Father as an “old man,” the Holy Spirit as the dove, and God the Son as the adult Jesus Christ. More importantly, the Immaculada Concepcion is being crowned by the Holy Trinity.
Image: Personal Collection of the Curator of Museo de la Santisima Trinidad.
~ by Martin Gaerlan on December 7, 2006.
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