ST. JULIANA of LIEGE
DRAWING by DANIEL MITSUI
This is an ink drawing on a 5" × 7" piece of calfskin vellum. I drew it using fine-tipped black pens and red calligraphers’ ink applied with dip pens.
The original was commissioned by a pious confraternity to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the institution of the Feast of Corpus Christi.
St. Juliana of Liège was a 13th century Premonstratensian canoness regular at the Abbery of Mount Cornillon. She experienced a mystical vision of the full moon with a dark blemish, representing the liturgical year and its lack of a feast especially in honor of the Holy Eucharist. This vision led to the establishment of the Feast of Corpus Christi in the Diocese of Liège in 1246, which was extended to the universal church in 1264.
Surrounding the central image of St. Juliana’s vision is a border decorated with vines and cribly, housing an unblemished full moon, a monstrance, the arms of the Norbertine order and scenes from a Corpus Christi Mass and procession.
I modified the colors when creating the print file (which is shown on this page); those on the original drawing are different. The small quatrefoil in the lower right corner was drawn on a separate piece of paper and edited into the print file.
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