Scripture in Colour - Praying with Icons
“These selfless images that we call icons have one function only, to put us in touch with the world of grace. We are taken out of our own world as we contemplate, and are drawn into this holy world where God is free to love us as he desires” Sr Wendy Becket
St John Damascene (675-749) taught that icons tell us in pictures what the Gospel tells us in words.
We will explore this in our workshop as we briefly consider the history and theology of icons and, more importantly, let them lead us into prayer and silence, “a window on the kingdom” which “does not just open onto the world beyond, but lets in that vital air which refreshes our hearts” (Michel Quenot).