Tag: Old Testament

Hannah commits Samuel to God (1 Samuel 1:1-28; 2:18-21)

Hannah commits Samuel to God (1 Samuel 1:1-28; 2:18-21)

This stained glass scene is of Hannah encouraging her son Samuel – who was to later become a great prophet - to read the Scriptures. Hannah was married to Elkanah but had been unable to have children, which was something that caused her great pain. During the yearly family pilgrimage to the Temple, in tears … Continue reading Hannah commits Samuel to God (1 Samuel 1:1-28; 2:18-21)

The Hospitality of Abraham (Genesis 18:1-15)

The Hospitality of Abraham (Genesis 18:1-15)

This painting by the Benedictine nun and artist Sister Petra Clare is based on the famous Russian icon by Andrei Rublev, known as the Trinity or the Hospitality of Abraham. The story of Abraham's warm welcome of three strangers contains a number of messages - the foretelling of a miraculous birth, as well as the importance of … Continue reading The Hospitality of Abraham (Genesis 18:1-15)