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Joseph Lieber Joseph Mein/ Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine

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Published on Dec 24, 2009

Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine is a German Christmas Carol originating from the 14th century. All but two of the paintings depicting the Nativity of Our Lord are by the Catholic painter Bartolome Esteban Murillo. What follows is an excerpt taken from the 1911 Catholic Encyclopedia about this great artist.

Spanish painter; b. at Seville, 31 December, 1617; d. there 5 April, 1682. His family surname was Esteban; that of Murillo, which he assumed in accordance with an Andalusian custom, was his mother's. His father was an artisan. An orphan at the age of ten, Bartolome was brought up by his uncle, J.A. Lagares, a barber.

His was a very pure life, and perfectly happy, all spent within that one Sevillian horizon which the artist never wished to change for any other. He devoted himself to work on a large scale for the convents of his native Seville, work which, in some respects, recalls the Giottesque paintings of the fourteenth century. In contrast with Velasquez and the Madrid school, Murillo is wholly a religious painter and was the national painter of a country where all sentiment was still merged in the one sentiment of religion.

It has been said that Murillo "loved to bring the sacred truths near to us, to make us see them as intimate and familiar realities, to show us the Divine." Our hope is that this video does just that.

Please note that music and art for this video is not the property of Catholicharboroffaithandmorals.com but has been used in accord with the fair use copyright laws for the purpose of educating the general public. Catholicharboroffaithandmorals is a non-profit organization.


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