Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Saint Joseph is depicted standing by the hem of the Risen Jesus on the ceramic reredos at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford.

The depiction by artist Enzo Assenza is of a Saint Joseph who humbly accepted the life to which he was called, working in the background as a carpenter during his lifetime and being rewarded in a different world.

St. Joseph is the second largest figure in the mural, to the right of Christ.

The ceramic mural depicts Our Savior in Glory from the Book of Revelation. At 80 feet tall and 40 feet wide, it is said to be the largest ceramic mural in the world.

Also depicted are members of the court, people on their way to their eternal reward, angels and symbols mentioned in the Apocalypse of the Four Evangelists and the candlesticks of the seven early churches of Asia Minor.

March 19 is the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Photo by Bob Mullen)