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Your Cross by Theophilia Your Cross by Theophilia
Your Cross
October 13th 2012
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Then He said to them:“If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed and lost?"(Luke 9:23-25)

Several months ago, my sister requested me to do a calligraphy piece for her, but as she kept going back and forth on what she wanted me to do, I only somewhat recently got this particular request. She wanted me to do a calligraphy piece of Saint Francis de Sales' "Your Cross." Hopefully the letters are clear enough to read, so I won't type it all out down here. In any case, for whatever reason, this one took me awhile to getting around to do, (hence the comic to kick me back in art-gear). But here it is! I have another calligraphy commission to do, but I'm still working on the layout for that one. In any case, hopefully I'll be cranking out some more pieces for you all. :D

FAITHFUL Cross! Above all other,
one and only noble Tree!
None in foliage, none in blossom,
none in fruit thy peers may be;
sweetest wood and sweetest iron!
Sweetest Weight is hung on thee!

~ Venantius Fortunatus ([link])
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haius Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Both inspiring and beautiful.  I actually really needed to hear this right now!  You would have made a great illuminator of manuscripts back in the day, my dear.
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!! :meow: This quote always inspires me. :XD: St. Francis de Sales is the MAN. I highly recommend his "Introduction to the Devout Life."
elisavetta Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^^
Ithelda Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm amazed by the small details in this. That's a very beautiful quote...
Theophilia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!

Yes it is. :aww:
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