Communion

Communion a painting donated by the artist, Shari Golub-Schillinger (Siena College, Class of 1986) to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the DORS Initiative.
 

            

Communion  

The following reflections are offered by Shari Golub-Schillinger,
(the artist and Siena College alumna, Class of 1986).

 

 
The image represents the idea of many leaves but one tree.  I realized that the images in the painting convey the tenets of the DORS Initiative.
·         Diversity- each leaf is different and special, just as each individual human being is different and special.
·         Optimism- the light beaming from behind the tree, signifies that there is always God’s light within and around everything, even after darkness
·         Respect- the Franciscan respect of nature and the beauty all around us is part of our legacy from St. Francis
·         Service- we serve each other, because like the leaves on the tree, we are all individuals, yet we are connected.  Serving one, impacts all 
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The following scripture quotes from the Bible also inspired the artist.
“but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” – John 4:1
“We have come to know and believe in the love God has for us. God is love, and whoever remains in love, remains in God and God in him.” – John 1:16