By Educate Magis
Jun 10th, 2022

Fr. Roy M. Thottam, SJ, Jesuit in Kerala Province, in India, shares another set of 12 of his beautiful paintings and reflections. In this new series he focuses in the topic of  ‘Caring of Our Common Home’. We will be posting them as a series of articles every Friday! Here is painting and reflection number 6.

We hope you enjoy and use these extraordinary and unique paintings as part of your school’s programs on ‘Caring for Our Common Home’, with other educators and with your students in your classrooms.

To read an introduction shared by Fr. Roy on his work, and also see the paintings and reflections that have been shared so far, please follow this link 12 Reflections on Paintings for Our Common Home.

12 Reflections on Paintings for Our Common Home – Painting #6 “The Magnificat”, and Reflection #6 “The Magnificat”.


The Magnificat

The seed sprouts to new life, reaching to the sun,

The bird chirping a song of praise,

The wind whispers the secret of liberation,

The fish reveals the mystery of the waters.

Her soul proclaims the greatness of the Creator,

Her spirit rejoices in her blessings,

The Almighty has done great things for her.

We are blessed through her, our mother ever caring

In her we take refuge and seek comfort,

The Mother Earth.