The Trinity: Praying with a Modern Icon
15th May 2024
Many of us are familiar with Andrei Rublev’s icon, The Trinity, written in the early 15thcentury. Inspired by this ancient icon, American artist Kelly Latimore wrote his own icon of The Trinity in 2016. This modern icon offers a different perspective on the Trinity and invites us to re-imagine and re-wonder, and wait for what God raises up within us.
During this quiet retreat for Trinity Sunday, we will learn something about Latimor’s icon and spend time in visio divina, praying with it. There will be an opportunity to respond creatively and share your insights with the group, if you wish.
“I want iconography to be a ‘holy pondering’, meditation, and process that potentially brings about a new way of seeing.”
The Trinity – comes from the Greek word meaning image. In this modern icon or
image, commissioned by priest Mark Bozzuti-Jones, Latimor offers a different
perspective on the Trinity and invites us to re-imagine and re-wonder, and wait
for what God raises up within us.
“God for us,
God alongside us,
God within us.”
What to Expect
During this quiet day retreat, we will learn something about the inspiration and collaboration behind Latimor’s icon as well as the significance of the colours and characters. Then you will be led into a time of praying with the icon using guided meditation and visio divina. There will be an opportunity to respond creatively and share your insights with the group, if you wish.
Why not join us for the day as we bring our lives into conversation with the Trinity, this central Christine doctrine concerning the nature of God?
“What is our church art for? Is it glorified wallpaper, or can it be something that can
help us see each other, see in new ways, and see God in new ways?”
Valerie is a spiritual companion, retreat leader, and member of the Bield Pastoral Team. She has a special interest in spirituality and in holding spaces which encourage spiritual growth. She has experienced the power of image to enable fresh insight and is delighted to have the artist’s permission to use The Trinity icon