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A Small Gift For You
Thomas à Kempis said we must frequently contemplate the sufferings of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Padre Pio said the same thing. Saint John Mary Vianney said the same thing. The Jesuit martyrs of North America—Father John Brébeuf, Father Isaac Jogues, Father Antoine Daniel, etc.—said the same thing.
Therefore, here are some 15th-century images that might assist your meditations:
OUR LORD BEFORE ANNAS:
OUR LORD BEFORE CAIAPHAS:
OUR LORD BEFORE PILATE:
OUR LORD IS UNJUSTLY SCOURGED:
VERONICA WITH SUDARIUM:
OUR LORD DIES ON THE CROSS FOR US:
These pictures are quite amazing. Consider the level of detail:
Pontius Pilate’s yellow garment is particularly remarkable, in my humble opinion.