Holy Saturday Art & Faith Meditation The Basilica of San Clemente in Rome awes visitors with a medieval mosaic that symbolizes the whole of salvation history as being centered on the life-giving image of the cross. It is a visual, symbolic journey that parallels the salvation history proclaimed in the Easter Vigil.
The mosaic situates us in the creation story from Genesis. The artwork is in a half-dome, symbolizing the sky, with the divine hand of the Creator reaching down through a burst of heavenly glory toward the bustling scene of plants, birds, insects, animals, and people living their day to day life. To see it & learn more click the link for a brief meditation.