Advent I


Let your hand be upon the man of your right hand, *

the son of man you have made so strong for yourself.

And so will we never turn away from you; *

give us life, that we may call upon your Name.

Psalm 80:16-17

On View: Greeting by Sr. Claire Joy, Digital art, October 2008.

I’ve always been drawn to the story of Mary and Elizabeth. I wanted to create an image that expressed that one elusive moment of joy and wonder… before the two pregnancies create conflict, heartbreak and misunderstanding for these women who have said “yes” to God.

About the Artist: Sr. Claire Joy is a member of the Community of the Holy Spirit, an Episcopal order of sisters in New York. Before joining the community, she worked as an artist and graphic designer for most of her adult life. See more of Sr. Claire Joy’s art at her website, at The Artists Registry, and in many exhibitions of Episcopal Church and Visual Arts.

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