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St. Notburga – Beautiful Catholic Art – Archival Quality

St. Notburga – Beautiful Catholic Art – Archival Quality

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St. Notburga
by R. Frische

A gentle, serene landscape reflects the beautiful nature of St. Notburga (1265-1313), a woman from the Tyrol, part of modern day Austria. She was a servant in the household Count Henry of Rattenberg. She was a cook and took leftover food from the household to feed the poor. One day Henry's wife, Otillia, ordered Notburga to give the scraps to their pigs instead. Notburga obeyed. She then began to fast and take portions of her food to the poor, especially on Fridays.

She was caught doing that, and her mistress dismissed her. But Otillia took gravely ill, and Notburga nursed her and helped her prepare her soul to meet God. Afterwards, Notburga worked for a peasant, One such evening, her master wanted her to keep working in his field instead of going to Mass. It is said she threw the sickle up in the air and declared, "Let my sickle be the judge between me and you." The sickle floated above them.

In the meantime County Henry's fortunes had been falling. Believing he was being punished for firing Notburga, he hired her back, and his fortunes were restored. Notburga was known in the region for having a humble, loving heart, and a deep compassion for the Lord and his poor. She was canonized by Pope Pius IX in 1862. Feast Day September 13. She is a Patron of rural youth and servants.

The serenity of this painting is extremely comfortable to us. Although the Catholic faith is infused throughout the picture, it is gently presented. It is a beautiful landscape painting featuring a woman with a faint halo, and there is a wayside shrine. It was originally published in the August, 1911, issue of a German Catholic art magazine called Die Christliche Kunst.

There is a white border around the image. About 0.5" for 5x7, 1.3" for 8.5x11", 1.6" for 11x17", and 1.75" for 13x17", so the image is smaller than the paper!!!

- Acid-free fine art paper.
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

We believe the original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - Classic Catholic Art.
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