and the Child grew

and waxed strong in spirit,

filled with wisdom: 

and the grace of God was upon him. 

Luke 2:40 

May the Lord Bless you likewise

this Christmas Season

and throughout the New Year.

St. Joseph, The Carpenter by Georges de La Tour (1593 – 1652)

Georges de La Tour was a French Baroque painter, who spent most of his working life in the Duchy of Lorraine, which was temporarily absorbed into France between 1641 and 1648.
 He painted mostly religious chiaroscuro scenes lit by candlelight.

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