God, our Father,
we are exceedingly frail and indisposed to
every virtuous and gallant undertaking.
Strengthen our weakness, we beseech you, that
we may do valiantly in this spiritual war;
help us against our own negligence and
cowardice, and defend us from the treachery of
our unfaithful hearts. for Jesus Christ’s
works portray unique messages beyond being
Jesus in the Temple
(perhaps the most famous painting of
this scene) by Heinrich Hofmann
Jesus Found in the
Temple (Jesus and his
family) by James Tissot (1836-1902)
Jesus Among the
Doctors by by James Tissot (1836-1902)
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because of copyright restrictions and
because links often become outdated.
However, reproductions of these works
are easy to find on the Internet.