Old Testament Art - The Ram Sacrificed Instead of Isaac

The Ram Caught in the Thicket
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church - San Antonio, TX

It always feels like a treasure to me when I find any Old Testament art in a Catholic Church.  It doesn't seem to happen a lot.  During my Granddaughter's baptism, I spotted this banner which recalls "The Testing of Abraham" (Genesis 22:1-19).

Abraham looked up and saw a single ram
caught by its horns in the thicket.
So Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up
as a burnt offering in place of his son.
~ Genesis 22:13

Abraham In 90 Seconds

Feast of St. Abraham - October 9
Martyrologium Romanum
Libreria Editrice Vaticana


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