In a world where not everyone could read or had access to books, frescoes such as the one below fulfilled an important teaching role. They weren’t there just to ‘view’, but were an integral part of faith.

All the elements of the Ascension story are there: our Lord Himself, the Mother of God, the Apostles, and the two angels in white pointing up into heaven. The faces of the Apostles are transfigured with joy, and the gaze of our Lord is utterly peaceful.

May this Solemnity bring you much joy and peace in your own journey, and may God bless you.