Oct 26 - Oct 28, 2018

Ordinary Saints



Bruce Herman

Malcolm Guite

J.A.C. Redford


For now we see through a glass darkly,
but then face to face. (1 Cor. 13:12)

What does it mean to be truly face to face with another? What might it mean to glimpse the image of God, the traces of the Divine Face, in and through the human, the ordinary, the particular?

In a series of intimate and extraordinary portraits of family and friends, Bruce Herman has been exploring these questions, drawing us towards  an unveiling, and a deeper contemplation. The poet Malcolm Guite and composer JAC Redford have worked alongside him to open out and explore this rich theme in poems and music that respond to the portraits and to the deeper mystery of the Word made flesh.

Their collaboration invites you to see yourself and others afresh, to:

unveil the presence, glimpse the gold
That is and always was our common ground…
to touch and search that wound
From which the light we never noticed fell
Into our lives.’ 

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