Jesus Christ on the Cross.
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Title:Jesus Christ on the Cross

The Guarani population is still active and thriving in Paraguay and Southern Brazil, speaking their indigenous language, a symbol of the pride with which the Guarani view their heritage. Jesuit missionaries from Spain fought hard to protect the Guarani from the ravages of the slave trade. Often the attacks by the slavers occurred on Sundays, when everyone was gathered for Mass.

After enduring the loss of thousands of their people, Father Antonio Ruiz de Montoya obtained protection for the Guarani from Pope Urban VIII and Philip IV of Spain. Ruins of the missions remain, where thousands of Guarani people lived in community with the protection of the Jesuits.

Date:17th century
Building:Missions Museum, St. Miguel Arcanjo Church
Object/Function:Sculpture, freestanding
City/Town:St. Miguel

Scripture:Matthew 26:14-27:66
Mark 14:1-15:47
Luke 22:14-23:56
Lectionary links:APass
General Subject:Cross
Passion of Jesus Christ: Crucifixion of Jesus

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Attribution:Jesus Christ on the Cross, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved June 14, 2024]. Original source:
Record Number:54250 Last Updated: 2021-10-05 05:54:42 Record Created: 2009-03-19 13:17:57
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Wikipedia. Community authorship.