An invitation from Fr Javier Ruiz-Ortiz to talk to parishioners on the recently installed painting of the Merciful Father from Westminster Cathedral’s Way of Mercy.
Installing the Merciful Father, Our Lady St Catherine of Siena RC Church, Bow, London E3
Fr Javier expressed great satisfaction with the arrival of the Merciful Father to Bow, describing the work as “a generous gift which enhances the beauty of our Church”. Contemplating the eventual location of the canvas above the confessional he writes “…the painting speaks about the mercy of God the Father. It is telling that the only place we could hang a 11ft by 9ft painting is over the door of the confessional. It seems that looking at this painting and reflecting on God’s embrace of us is the step before receiving that same loving embrace of the Father through sacramental reconciliation”.
For information on opening times or to view visit: Our Lady & St Catherine of Siena, 177 Bow Road, London E3 2SG
The Conversion of St. Paul painted for the Way of Mercy at Westminster Cathedral on permanent loan to Our Lady of Perpetual Help in London. Parish Priest Fr. Bill Bowder requested the painting for the church in Fulham following the end of Holy Year.