Last year I posted a work in progress posting on a Nativity Incarnate picture that I have been working on for four years.
The making of Nativity Incarnate
Today I am happy to say that the picture has been completed.
This original artwork on the digital canvas is not the classic Crèche Nativity of St. Francis origin, but one based on the mystics’ mind’s eye view.
Primarily an image influenced by the Venerable Mary of Agreda (1650), it also has the essence of the Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1800) both of who have detailed mystical experiences of the blessed event.
Just after midnight in an abandoned shepherd’s cave outside Bethlehem, while Joseph slept, the Virgin Mary floated in ecstasy. The Divine Light of God illuminated the cave.
Archangels –St. Michael with shield, and sword, and St. Gabriel with trumpeting horn– received the Infant Jesus in human form from the Virgin’s womb through a transfiguring light. The Holy Spirit, in the form of a hovering dove, and multitudes of heavenly angels witnessed the Holy Birth.
This is the actual cave under the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem.
Take the time to learn more about Catholic Mystical Saints this year through Mary de Agreda’s” Mystical City of God” Imprimatur and Anne Catherine Emmerich’s “The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary” Imprimatur.
Please contact me through this website if you are interested in reproducing this article or obtaining printable versions of the art.