The God of Creation: 13th Century Sculptures at the Chartres Cathedral

Sculptors at the Chartres Cathedral expressed their understanding of God with their hands. Contemplating these images of God  can still soften our hearts, open our minds, and draw us into the loving presence of God who created humanity.  I find that mirroring  the hand positions of God (and holding them for at least 30 seconds) as I meditate on each image helps to connect me to God’s creative presence.

Imagine yourself as Adam, completely at peace in the lap of your Creator.

North Porch Creation God  Chartres Cathedral

Imagine yourself as Eve, being held by the loving hand of your Creator, while he blesses you.

North Porch Creation God  Chartres Cathedral

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41 thoughts on “The God of Creation: 13th Century Sculptures at the Chartres Cathedral

  1. Thank you Jill. This is just what I needed to read, meditate, and pray about this morning. You blessed me once again with your powerful insights and photos.

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