JE SUIS FAIBLE ET ABATTU SUR LE SOL
Chemin de Croix (scene 9)

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JE SUIS FAIBLE ET ABATTU SUR LE SOL (I am weak and beaten to the ground)
Pen-and-ink, 220mm x 200mm, 1944

Illustration from Chemin de Croix (Stations/Way of the Cross) by Françoise Wauters, drawings and text printed at L'Abaye de la Cambre, Brussels, on the Feast of St Christopher 1944. Text extracts from the Book of Isaiah and the Psalms.

Text on facing page:
IL N'AVAIT NI FORME NI BEAUTÉ,
NI APPARENCE POUR EXCITER NOTRE AMOUR
COMME UN OBJET DEVANT LEQUEL
ON SE VOILE LA FACE,
EN BUTTE AU MÉPRIS
NOUS N'EN FAISONS AUCUN CAS

He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. Like one from whom people hide their faces, he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. (Isaiah 53)

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