Tag Archives: Simon of Cyrene

March 18

Facing Our Burdens

The artist of this grand painting, Sebastiano del Piombo, was among good company in Italy. His teachers and mentors were Michelangelo and Raphael, even though these two never got along. Following Raphael’s death in 1520, historian Giorgio Vasari stated that “first place in the art of painting was unanimously granted by all, thanks to the […]

April 10

Thrust into the Story

“As they led [Jesus] away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and they laid the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus.” -Luke 23:26 Sometimes you just want to be a bystander; someone just passing by. All you want to do is mind your own […]