Presentation in the Temple.
 Abbey of St. Walburga

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Title:Presentation in the Temple

Established in the 11th century in Bavaria, nuns of the St. Walburga abbey fled to the United States in 1935 to escape Nazi expansion. The mountain region of Colorado was chosen for their resettlement. The abbey today offers retreat to visitors, who can experience worship in the abbey church. The walls of the church are lined with tapestries inspired by biblical texts.

The universality of the practice of textile-making, so beautifully and sacramentally expressed by the nuns of St. Walberg, call to mind the following passage from the writings known as "Showings" by Julian of Norwich, a 14th century English contemplative:

God is our clothing,
wrapping us and holding us in His love,
embracing us and sheltering us,
surrounding us with love...

Date:ca. 1990
Artist:Abbey of St. Walburga
Building:Abbey Church of St. Walburga
City/Town:Virginia Dale
Country:United States

Scripture:Luke 2:22-40
Person as Subject:Anna (Biblical figure)
Simeon (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:BXmas01
General Subject:Presentation of Jesus at the Temple

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Attribution:Abbey of St. Walburga. Presentation in the Temple, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved May 18, 2024]. Original source:
Record Number:54192 Last Updated: 2022-09-02 13:37:44 Record Created: 2009-02-03 10:12:20
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition