Resurrection of Christ (from the Life of Christ series); tapestry; wool, silk, silver threads; 1783-1784; Vatican Apostolic Palace, Second Loggia, Apartments of the Papal Representative, Manufacturer: San Michele; artist: Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641); cartoon: Pier Paolo Panci; tapestry maker: Giuseppe Folli, © Musei Vaticani
In every age, the Risen Shepherd tirelessly seeks us,
his brothers and sisters, wandering in the deserts of this world.
With the marks of the passion – the wounds of his merciful love –
he draws us to follow him on his way, the way of life.
Today too, he places upon his shoulders
so many of our brothers and sisters
crushed by evil in all its varied forms.
(Pope Francis, Urbi et Orbi, Easter, 16 April 2017)
Under the direction of: Paolo Ondarza