Prayers and Readings for Anniversaries

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The Birthday by Chagall

The painting above is l’Anniversaire, or “The Birthday” by the Jewish painter, Marc Chagall, who happens to be Pope Francis’ favorite artist. In the painting Chagall is seen “bending over backward” to kiss his wife, Bella, whom he married the same year the painting was made. We think it’s a fitting painting for those celebrating an anniversary. After the jump you’ll find prayers and blessings for anniversary celebrations from Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers:

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TCC Video: Chagall’s Jewish Jesus

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Marc Chagall's "The Exodus"
The artist March Chagall’s “White Crucifixion” is Pope Francis‘ favorite painting. Above you can see his painting, “The Exodus”. Chagall believed that he could show the Christian community that the persecution of the Jews in the Holocaust was like the persecution the Jewish Jesus on the cross. Watch a video about his life and incredible body of work after the jump:

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