WOMAN, PEACE AND POSSIBILITY.


Art and beauty are two forms of communication that the humans have always used. I believe these new frescoes have a unique potential to bring a message of love, peace, joy and fullness to this and future generations. They will give beauty and a sense of completion that this building has never seen and new life to a church that was in desperate need of repair and love.


In the time of confusion in which we live, when old values seemed to have disappeared, we find ourselves in need of knowing more fully God’s will for our lives. We propose this study of biblical women as an attempt to reveal further the will of God for his Church.


Our prayer is that the images of Sara and Hagar with Abraham, will allow us to believe that an inter-religious dialogue is possible between these three religions, the Hebrews, the Christians and the Muslims. Sara and Hagar with Abraham, who were generated from this common tradition.


We offer these new frescoes to humanity as a prayer for our time: New life is possible! Life comes into this world having been born and gestated in the womb of a woman. We pray that these women may allow humanity to know new life and a fullness of peace for our time and for the future. 


Don Giovanni

Pastor 

Immaculate Conception Church

Terni, Italy

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The Women chosen for the Frescoes

In several meetings with parish leaders, members of the diocese of Terni, theologians, and community individuals, a list of women from the Bible, Torah and Quran, that through their example demonstrated their acts of faith. 

Please check back as we will be offering interviews with these individuals expressing their views on the project.

Women of Faith

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Eve

Panel #1. The Creation of Eve and Adam

Hagar

Panel #2. Hagar in the Desert

Sarah

Panel #3. Sarah, Abraham and Isaac, Hagar and Ishmael

Ruth and Naomi

Panel #4.  Ruth and Naomi

The Song of Songs

Panel #5. The Song of Songs

The Samarite Woman

Panel #6. The Woman at the Well

Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Panel #7. Mary at the Marriage of Cana

Mary and Martha

Panel #8. Mary and Martha at the Raising of Lazarus

Women Disciples at the Last Supper

Panel #9. The Last Supper

Mary Magdalen

Panel #10. Mary Magdelan and Jesus at the Resurrection