The Vision of Saint Bruno is an oil painting on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.It was painted by the Italian artist, Pier Francesco Mola, around 1660.This artist was renowned in Rome for his Venetian style of painting.The large 4’x6’ painting depicts:
Saint Bruno having a vision while meditating in the wilderness.
Saint Bruno reaches to the heavens toward two angels hovering above him.
Saint Bruno’s white robes consist of many pleats and folds which give an impression of heavy, flowing fabric.
Behind Saint Bruno are two large trees which intersect one another, forming a cross.
A skull and wooden cross lay on the ground beneath Saint Bruno’s right arm.
Dramatic clouds cover the sky while the landscape recedes into hazy mountains in the distance.
About Saint Bruno
St. Matilda, the widow of King Henry I, gave birth to Saint Bruno in 1030 in Cologne, Germany.Saint Bruno was ordained a priest and founded the Carthusian Order.He is remembered for his adeptness in theology, philosophy, and poetry.The Carthusians praise three of Saint Bruno’s virtues:
Devotion to Our Lady
Saint Bruno Honored
Saint Bruno is honored by Catholics today for his undying devotion to Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin.Wearing a Saint Bruno medal offers followers of Jesus the way to honor this great saint and theologian.The feast of St. Bruno is October 6 and on this day, many Catholics recite the prayer to St. Bruno while wearing the Saint Bruno necklace or the Saint Bruno pendant.
Prayer to St. Bruno
May we be helped by the intercession of St. Bruno, Thy Confessor, O Lord, we beseech Thee, so that we who by our evil deeds have grievously offended Thy Majesty, may by his merits and prayers obtain forgiveness of our sins. Through our Lord.Amen.