|Christ in the Oaks by Auseklis Ozols|
On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Inauguration Day, let us remember that Christ is our Prince of Peace, and His disciples must pursue His peace wherever it is not found.
"Christ in the Oaks" was painted by Armenian artist Auseklis Ozols, founder of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art. The mural is in St. Rose de Lima Church in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The church was founded in 1926 as an African-American Roman Catholic church. Today, it is a racially mixed parish, heavily influenced by the African-American culture, and is known for its full gospel choir which performs annually at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.