salus animarum suprema lex

22 August 2011

St. Raymond of Penafort

This morning, an image (see left) of St. Raymond of Penafort, patron of canonists, was blessed and hung in our tribunal library.  It is an oil-based painting by Claudia Daniel, an artist and iconographer from the Madison area.

The painting is a good reminder to all those working in diocesan tribunals that our work will not be free of clouds and waves.  But we, like St. Raymond, must confidently sail above the tribulations of the world in the pursuit of justice and the salvation of souls.

St. Raymond of Penafort, pray for us!