Friday, July 07, 2006

St. Ignatius Stargazing

This is a painting of a Jesuit friend of mine, Fr. Jason Dy. Entitled Inigo, nakahangad sa mga bitoon, ug namalandong (Iñigo, stargazing and meditating), it depicts St. Ignatius looking at the stars. Aside from its religious undertones, I think the painting should be a fitting tribute to the Jesuit penchant for astronomy. It was the Society of Jesus which founded the Manila Observatory in 1865 in the Philippines, which became the forerunner of the Weather Bureau and later the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

"Inigo: Nakatingla sa mga Tala"
oil paster on paper
Jason Dy, SJ

Fr. Jason's blog is here

1 comment:

jason k. dy, sj said...

thanks kin.
please join us on july 30, 3pm,
admu hs covered courts
for our st. ignatius celebration
in the year of the first companions.
bro jason