Thursday, April 7, 2011


(Photo by Dorie Hagler)
From the Jesus in Love Blog:
A gay vision of Christ’s Passion starts tomorrow here at the Jesus in Love Blog. New posts will run daily for three weeks from April 8-29.

Each daily post features art by gay New York painter Douglas Blanchard, text by lesbian author Kittredge Cherry of Los Angeles, and a short Bible passage. The three-week blog series includes all 24 paintings in Blanchard’s epic masterpiece “The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision.”

Doug blogs as Counterlight at Counterlight's Peculiars. His "The Passion of Christ" paintings are marvelous, indeed. Doug was kind enough to give me permission to post the images of selected paintings from the series during Lent last year and the year before. I urge you all to follow the posts at Jesus in Love. Kittredge Cherry writes beautifully, and the pairing of Doug's paintings and Kittredge's text, along with appropriate passages from Scripture, will make for excellent Lenten meditations.

Thanks to Ann Fontaine for the link.

UPDATE: Part 1 of "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision" started today at the Jesus in Love Blog. It is excellent.


  1. Thanks for the tip, Mimi!

  2. I used Dougs images as part of our Stations of the Cross series the Fridaybefore last. I only used the pre-Resurrection images as part of the meditation - though I did show the remainder afterwards. I combined the images with spoken lyrics from Jesus Christ, Superstar.

    Thanks to both Doug and to Andrew Lloyd Webber's agency for permission.

  3. Always great to revisit these powerful images... thanks!

  4. Thank you for this beautiful announcement and your kind words about my writing. I just posted Part 1 of the series.

    It’s great to read the comments from others who love and use Doug Blanchard’s paintings in their spiritual lives. I’d be glad to hear what you think of how my text goes with his art. The writing process was sometimes challenging, but always a blessing.

  5. KittKatt and all, you're quite welcome. I was more than happy to note the series. I will write a reminder post from time to time.

  6. PS: I added an update to my post with a link to Part 1.

  7. How cool!! :) What a team, Doug Blanchard and Kittredge Cherry.

  8. Thanks, Grandmere Mimi, for the updated links... and Cathy, your kind words bring a smile to my face!

  9. KittKatt, I posted a reminder with links to Parts 2 and 3. It's a wonderful series.


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