The Divine Dance

In 2019, artist Mike Moon was commissioned by College Principal, Ms Rita Grima, to develop an art piece symbolic of all members of the St Columba’s College community, and which could be used as a regular part of our celebrations and liturgies. Inspired by the flame in the Mary Aikenhead Ministries crest, the artwork was to serve as a reminder of the Holy Spirit that inspires the light that we are all expected to be, a celebration of our diversity and the different gifts we all bring, and the role that our students have as role models walking in the Footsteps of Mary Aikenhead. We introduce you to ‘The Divine Dance’.

As the people of God, we are in communion with one another, each of us bringing our own “colour” – the gifts and talents that create our vibrant community. Each of us is a child of God, loved, whole and worthy, recognising that in coming together, we are more, with the potential to bring about the wonder of God’s promised kingdom here on Earth. See the flames, at the same time they reach out above, and to one another, seeking, searching, embracing, as we do in our hunger to be and see the living face of Christ, the light that overcomes the darkness. The following scripture passage inspired our brief to the artist.

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body— Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many”.

1 Corinthians 12: 12-14

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