The Anointing at Bethany and the Washing of the Feet at the Last Supper

In his sermon for the Chrism Mass in Vienna, embedded above, Cardinal Schönborn refers to the wooden sculptures by Giovani Giuliani in the Hall of the Mandatum in Heiligenkreuz (at the 7.03 mark):

In Stift Heiligenkreuz, in the cloister, there are two groups of figures that clearly refer to each other: the anointing in Bethany and the washing of the feet at the Last Supper. Obviously the sculptor saw a relation between the two.

He then explains the connection through a reflection on the first days of the pontificate of Pope Francis.

Giovani Giuliani (1664-1744), Mary Magdalene drying Christ's feet, Heiligenkreuz, 1705

Giovani Giuliani (1664-1744), Mary Magdalene drying Christ’s feet, Heiligenkreuz, 1705

Giovani Giuliani, Christ washing the feet of the Apostle Peter, Heiligenkreuz, 1705

Giovani Giuliani, Christ washing the feet of the Apostle Peter, Heiligenkreuz, 1705

4 thoughts on “The Anointing at Bethany and the Washing of the Feet at the Last Supper

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  3. A favour, please: would it be possible to post an English translation of that section of the Cardinal’s homily? I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you kindly.

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