When teaching, I try, like most teachers, to find pictures to illustrate the words I am using.
When I show the differences between the Mass of Pope Saint Pius V and the Mass of Pope Paul VI, I show this Ordo Missae page from a missal we have at the seminary. The Mass is being celebrated versus populum and the altar server is a boy who needs a haircut; but there is still a lot of appeal in this picture.
Until last week I have been at a loss to find a picture to illustrate the Mass of Pope Paul VI. Then I received an announcement from Liturgy Training Publications about their new Ministry Enrichment Gathering program and I saw this artwork which LTP commissioned:
@ 2014 Lalo Garcia. All rights reserved. Licensed to Liturgy Training Publications. Used with permission.
Suffice it to say that this painting knocks me out.
It seems to me that one way forward in the conversation about the liturgical reform is finding or commissioning the right art work to tell the story of what happens in all of the sacraments, especially the Eucharist. I am amazed when I find Catholics still responding to the illustrations in the Baltimore Catechisms the people of my generation and older grew up with. Some of them are revealingly inaccurate. If there is enough interest in these, I can update this post with them.
What new or old art do you find illuminating? I also have other illustrations with which I can update this post. If you send me yours, I can add them: paulfford [at] stjohnsem.edu
Please be sure you have the correct copyright information and the necessary permission, if the pictures are not in the public domain.
[UPDATE, per #4 by Dale Rodrigue]: