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Seven Quick Takes: Images of the Holy Family

In honor of the feast day of the Holy family which until 1969, was celebrated the first Sunday after Epiphany, and is now celebrated the first Sunday after Christmas, I bring to you – seven beautiful images of the Holy family. Some well known and others, not so well known. Enjoy and may the Holy family reside with you and  yours this New Year of 2015.

Quick Take one:

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By Bartolome Esteban Murillo The Holy Family

Quick Take two:

Christ with John the Baptist

The Holy Family with the Infant St. John the Baptist, 1660-70 · Bartolome Esteban Murillo

Quick Take three:

Simeon and Anna Recognize the Lord

Simeon and Anna Recognize the Lord in Jesus by  Rembrandt

Quick Take Four: 

The Family

The family by John D. Batten

Quick Take Five:

The Family from Nazareth

Quick Take Six: 

The Holy Family

Holy Family by Juan Simon Gutierrez

Quick Take Seven:

The Flight into Egypt  The Flight into Egypt – Bartolome Esteban Murillo

I hope you felt inspired by all these lovely images of the Holy family. There are so many online that it was breath taking to search through all of the available images. Try it some day – you will get lost in a sea of love and beauty.

From my heart to yours – I wish you the very happiest and blessed New Year, and God Bless! (Don’t forget to mosey on over to the new Seven Quick Takes  and see what is happening over there!)

About Christi

Christi Gareis is a homeschooling mother of thirteen, with eight children still at home. Her youngest child can boast that she was an aunt before she was born. Christi has been blogging since 2005 and has three blogs. In addition to blogging, Christi has been published on Catholicmom.com as well as in CCL’s magazine Family Foundations. She also wrote the section on How to ‘Prepare Your Child for First Reconciliation’ in the book '101 Stories of Reconciliation' by Sister Patricia Proctor.