Illuminated Manuscript digitally painted by Capio Lumen. This painting is available as a limited edition pigmented ink jet print. Each print is numbered, dated and signed by the artist. This Giclée print, French for inkjet, is printed using Epson archival pigmented inks on fine art paper. The print is “light fast” for 100 years when kept under glass and out of direct sunlight. It is available in these four print sizes.


6.5 X 8.5 Unmated: Numbered Edition of 150: Print size 5.5 X 7.0: ($20.00)

11 X 14 Matted: Numbered Edition of 300: Print size 6.75 X 8.5: ($50.00)

16 X 19 Framed: Numbered Edition of 300: Print size 6.25 X 8.0: ($100.00)

24 X 30 Unmated: Numbered Edition of 50: Print size of 21 X 27: ($300.00 

  • A.P. Artist Proof is 10% of the edition size

Grace Before Meals Prayer ©2022

PriceFrom $20.00
  • English Translation

    Benedic Domine,

    nos et hæc tua dona quæ de tua largitate sumus sumpturi, per

    Christum Dominum

    nostrum. Amen.


    Bless us, O Lord,

    and these your gifts,

    which we are about to receive,

    from your bounty,

    through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

  • About this painting

    “Grace” is a short Christian prayer. A thankful phrase usually said before eating a meal. Saying “grace is a term from the Ecclesiastical Latin phrase gratiarum actio, “act of thanks”. The act of saying grace before a meal referred to by Luke and St. Paul. Luke 24:30 “And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them”. Again, by Luke in Acts 27.35 “And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat”. St. Paul (Acts 27:35) “taking bread he gave thanks to God in the sight of them all and when he had broken it he began to eat”

  • Symbolism in this Painting

    A brief explanation of the symbolism in this painting:

    This manuscript painting is a prayer giving thanks to God for the meal that we are about consume. In the lower center we see to harvesters carrying a heavy load of grapes which will ultimately become the wine. Or the blood of Christ. In the borders of this painting there is a highly stylized acanthus vine. In ancient Greek architecture acanthus ornament appears extensively in the capitals of the Corinthian and Composite orders of architecture. It also can be seen applied to friezes, dentils and other decorated areas. In Christianity the acanthus leaves represent resurrection. In tingled within this vine, we can see playful cherubs blowing their trumpets and generally having fun. Pea flowers seen in the middle right and lower left of the painting represent unity. Dianthus flowers, seen in the upper right top and center, are also known as Pinks. They are a member of the carnation family and are sometimes referred to as the “divine flower”.  Pinks are used to symbolize love, affection, gratitude, and admiration. Pinks come in a wide range of colors from pink to red, to deep burgundy. Along the bottom of the composition there are blue five--petalled forget-me-nots flowers have carried a symbolic meaning of remembrance, true and eternal love, and devotion. In the top left there are Violas symbolize the Trinity because of their three-color petals. Angels who are represented by butterflies with open wings incircle the design following the star map which can be seen in the background behind all the other elements. The butterfly is a symbol for the cycles of life; caterpillar, chrysalis and finally, the butterfly. The Bee and Ants that are scattered throughout the composition are used because of their industrious habits, as symbols of activity, diligence, work and good order. The spots of the seven-spot ladybug symbolize Mary’s Seven Joys and Seven Sorrows.

  • Return and Refund Policy

    I am committed to the quality of my prints and your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 7 days of receipt for a full refund for the price of the print. Please see refund policy at the bottom of the check-out page.