Weeks of Apostles: The Painting

 

On the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles, united in prayer together with Blessed Virgin Mary, in the form of fiery flames. The sprouting seed rooted on earth pictures the official inauguration of the Church. She is deeply rooted in the soil and growing rapidly by the blood of the holy Martyrs, spreading her branches to the ends of the earth. The dome of the church symbolizes the grown up Kingdom of God, containing all humans. Church is always inspired, guided and strengthened by the Holy Spirit.