Into the Wild: A Family-Friendly Devotional on Henri Matisse and the Season of Lent
Join your Trinity family in this Lenten Devotional from the SALT project.
Into the Wild is a family friendly resource for those who would like to go deeper during the season of Lent. This six week adventure includes additional links to artwork by Matisse.
Following is a description from the SALT website:
"The Season of Lent is a walk into the wild, a 40-day adventure filled with wild beasts, wild love, beauties, challenges, visions – and bold, bright colors.
In this family-friendly Lenten devotional full of Scripture, art, and activities, we take this adventure with Henri Matisse, one of the most daring and beloved artists in modern history. From his childhood in northern France to what he called his “masterpiece,” the Chapel of the Rosary in Vence, Matisse explored faith and wildness throughout his life.
He once said he liked to pray with a pencil: “At the moment I go every morning to say my prayers, pencil in hand; I stand in front of a pomegranate tree covered in blossom, each flower at a different stage, and I watch their transformation… filled with admiration for the work of God. Is this not a way of praying?”
So grab a pencil (or a crayon, or a paintbrush!), your favorite Bible, and a decent internet connection (all the paintings referenced here can be found online; the digital booklet includes links to the paintings and if you’re using the printed book click on the link below to access the artwork links.) Week by week, with the words of Scripture and the art of Henri Matisse as our guides, we’ll head into the wild – all the way to the beautiful, joyful love of Easter morning."
A full copy of the devotional can be downloaded at the link below. This can be referenced digitally. A separate link is available to access the paintings referenced.