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The caption in Gaelic reads: “Gui, Fan, Iontaobhas” which translates in English as “Pray, Wait, Trust.”
The word “angel” when translated from its Latin origin angelus means “messenger of God.” Many of us feel the presence of angels in our daily lives! In this representation of Saint Matthew from the Book of Kells, arguably the world’s most famous medieval manuscript, Saint Matthew, author of the first gospel account is symbolized by a winged man, or is it an angel? The colors chosen for this detailed design include vibrant reds, blues and greens, similar to those sourced by the creators of the Book of Kells from the natural world around them. The design is embellished with gold and bronze detail throughout, adding a richness in keeping with Christian Celtic manuscript artwork of the Middle Ages.