Trending Catholic Art June 2020

Jesus Calming the Tempest – Tissot


     This artwork, by J. Tissot, shows Jesus calming a storm on the sea of Galilee. The depiction is based on the account of the Savior's miracle, in Mark 4:39-40 : "And rising up, he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea: 'Peace, be still.' And the wind ceased: and there was made a great calm. And he said to them: 'Why are you fearful? Have you not faith yet?' And they feared exceedingly: and they said one to another: 'Who is this (thinkest thou) that both wind and sea obey him?' " 

View an image of the moment before the miracle, with Christ sleeping on the ship